Science Seminars: Week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1

Monday, Aug. 26

"Basics of Isogeometric Analysis and Computational Fluid -- Structure Interaction," Yuri Bazilevs, University of California, San Diego, 12:20 p.m., 114 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

"Asymmetric Counterion Pair Catalysis -- Concepts and Applications," Magnus Rueping, RWTH Aachen University (Germany), 2:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building, host: Steve Weinreb, Department of Chemistry (814-865-6553).

"Computational Fluid -- Structure Interaction: Methods and Applications," Yuri Bazilevs, University of California, San Diego, 2:30p.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

Tuesday, Aug. 27"Organizational Meeting," Stephen G. Simpson, Penn State, 2:30 p.m., 315 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

"Ergodicity of Irrational Billiards, I," Giovanni Forni, University of Maryland, 3:30 p.m., 216 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

Wednesday, Aug. 28"Rearrangement Reaction for Construction of Quaternary Carbon and Its Application in Total Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products,” Yong Qiang Tu, Lan Zhou University (China), 2:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building, host: Gong Chen, Department of Chemistry (814-865-6553).

"Astrobiology Right Here on Earth: Direct isotopic Analysis of Modern and Ancient Microbial Cells," Christopher House, Penn State, 4 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory, host: Steinn Sigurdsson, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics (814-865-0418).

Thursday, Aug. 29"A Model for Cortical Spreading Depression with Neurovascular Coupling," Robert Miura, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 3:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

Cancellations and additions will be noted on weekly Science Seminar listings at www.science.psu.edu/science-seminars.

Last Updated August 21, 2013