Science Seminars: Sept. 9 to 15

Monday, Sept. 9

“Towards the Missing Link Between Cellulose Synthase Complexes and Cortical Microtubles,” Lei Lei, Penn State, 12:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory, Ying Gu (814-867-3827). 

“Modeling Traffic Flow on Networks,” Alberto Bressan, Penn State, 2:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

“Dynamic Species Occurrence Modeling: Integrating Ecological Process into Models of Species Distribution,” David Miller, Penn State, 4 p.m., 105 Forest Resources Building, David Watts (814-863-8162).

“Large Herbivore Ecology in Space and Time,” Farshid Ahrestani, Penn State, 4 p.m., 105 Forest Resources Building.

“State of the Department Address,” Gordon Jensen, Penn State, 4 p.m., 110 Henderson Building, Tammy Holtzinger (814-865-3448).

Tuesday, Sept. 10

“Reverse Mathematics of Ramsey's Theorem,” John Pardo, Penn State, 2:30 p.m., 315 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527). 

“Relative Duflo Isomorphism and Representation Theory through Quantization,” Panagiotis Batakidis, Penn State, 2:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527). 

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

“Process Controls on Stratigraphic Completeness and Basin Filling Sedimentation Patterns,” Kyle Straub, Tulane University, 4 p.m., 22 Deike Building  (814-865-2622).

“Can We Predict Biotic Responses to Climate Change?” Mark C. Urban, University of Connecticut, 8 p.m., 8 Mueller Laboratory, Iliana Baums (814-867-0491).

Wednesday, Sept. 11

“Meeting Increasing Demands Upon Veterinary Diagnostic Microbiology Services,” Carol Maddox, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 11 a.m., 118 Agricultural Science & Industries (ASI) Building, Kristin Cox (814-865-7696).

(title to be announced), Martin Tingley, Penn State, 11:15 a.m. 529 Walker Building, Earth & Environmental Systems Institute (814-865-0478).

“Hawaii: Roots of Fire” (video), 12:15 p.m., Deike Building, Earth and Mineral Sciences Library (814-863-7073).

“Extreme Dust and Galactic Penumbra,” Joshua Peek, Columbia University, 4 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (814-865-0418).

“Untangling Phenotypic and Genetic Heterogeneity of Neurodevelopmental Disorders,” Santhosh Girirajan, Penn State, 4 p.m., 108 Wartik, Bernhard Luscher (814-865-5549).

Thursday, Sept. 12

“Anion-based Approaches to Tunable Functionality in Oxide Heterostructures,” Steven May, Drexel University, 9:45 a.m., 26 Hosler Building, Materials Science and Engineering (814-865-4992).

“Mathematical Modeling of Bacterial Communities: Swarming Processes and Mechanical Behavior of Biofilms,” Giordano Tierra, University of Notre Dame, 11 a.m., 216 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

“The Kochia Chronicles: The Double Disease Burden and Community Health Innovations,” Khanjan Mehta, Penn State, 11 a.m., W-203 Millennium Science, Eleanore Sternberg (814-865-1024).

(title to be announced), Ryan Eberhart, Penn State, 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

“Some Applications of Geometry to Problems in Biology,” Joel Hass, UC Davis, 1:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

“On the Analytic Solution of the Quantization Commutes with Reduction Problem,” Nigel Higson, Penn State, 2:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

“The Complexity of Recognizing the 3-sphere,” Joel Hass, UC Davis, 3:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

“The Flat World at the Nanoscale: From Graphene to Chalcogenides and More,” Mauricio Terrones, Penn State, 6:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building, Mauricio Terrones (814-865-0343).

Friday, Sept. 13

“Kinesin Molecular Motors, Intracellular Transport and Neuronal Polarity,” Will Hancock, Penn State, 11:15 a.m., 127 Noll Laboratory.

“Discrete Stoke Complex on Quadrilateral Grid,” Shuo Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, noon, 315 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

“Sharing Water Quality, Data in Pennsylvania,” Susan Brantley, Penn State, 4 p.m., 112 Walker Building, Department of Geography (814-863-4562).

 

Last Updated September 05, 2013