Science Seminars: Sept. 16 to 20

Monday, Sept. 16

“MRSEC Preproposal Overview”
    Vincent Crespi, Penn State
    Noon to 1 p.m., S-5 Osmond
    Contact: Denise Patton, 814-863-0007

“TRX Secrets: Modifying Thioredoxin in Cereals Leads to Unexpected Grain Improvements - So Where Are They?”
    Peggy G. Lemaux, University of California, Berkeley
    12:10 to 1:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
    Contact: Bastian Minkenberg

“Spin-polarized Transport in Ferromagnetic Multilayers”
    Carlos Garcia-Cervera, University of California, Santa Barbara
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Laplacian and Dynamics in Finsler Geometry II”
    Thomas Barthelmé, Penn State
    3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Unmask the 'CTD code' for Transcription Regulation”
    Yan Jessie Zhang, University of Texas at Austin
    4:00 to 5:00 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
    Contact: Marty Bollinger, 814-863-5707

“Dynamic Measures of Vascular Funtion in Nutrition Research: Recent Data From Clinical Studies”
    Sheila West, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 101 Osmond Laboratory
    Contact: Tammy Holtzinger, 814-865-3448

“Dynamic Species Occurrence Modeling: Integrating Ecological Process into Models of Species Distribution ”
    David Miller, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 105 Forest Resources Building
    Contact: David Watts

“Careers Within the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab”
    Jeffrey Friedel and Debra Calhoun, Pennsylvania State Police
    4:20 to 5:10 p.m., 117 HUB Auditorium
    Contact: Kathy Leon, 814-863-6758

 

Tuesday, Sept. 17

(title to be announced)
    Jason Rute, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:45 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Smooth and Measure Rigidity for Actions of Lattices in Higher Rank Lie Groups”
    Aaron Brown and Federico Rodriguez Hertz, Penn State
    3:30 to 6 p.m., 216 McAllister Building 
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Molecular Manipulations in Sub-Nano Environments: An Overview of Zeolite Structures, Properties and Applications”
    David Vaughan, Penn State
    3:30 to 5 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Gerald Mahan, 814-865-6092

“Aquaporin Water Channels: From Atomic Structure to Malaria”
    Peter Agre, Johns Hopkins University
    4 to 5 p.m., 100 Life Sciences (Berg Auditorium) and Live Stream
    Contact: Andrew Read, 814-867-2396

 

Wednesday, Sept. 18

“Penn State's Decision to Switch from Coal to Natural Gas”
    Rob Cooper, Paul Moser, and Steven Maruszewski, Penn State
    10 to 11 a.m., C213 Coal Utilization Lab
    Contact: EMS Energy Institute, 814-865-4575

“Data Mining”
    (video)
    12:15 to 1:15 p.m., 105 Deike Building
    Contact: Earth and Mineral Sciences Library, 814-863-7073

“Imaging Cell Membrane Organization with High-Resolution Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry”
    Mary L. Kraft, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Nick Winograd, 814-863-0001

“Multi-Messenger Signals from NS-NS Mergers”
    He Gao, UNLV
    2:30 to 4 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Péter Mészáros, 814-865-0418

“Thirty Meter Telescope: The Next Generation of Ground Based Optical/Infra Red Observatory”
    Warren Skidmore, Thirty Meter Telescope
    4 to 5 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 814-865-0418

“Endocrine Modifiers of Cognitive and Brain Aging”
    Scott Moffat, Georgia Institute of Technology
    4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory with Video to Hershey COM Room CG623
    Contact: Sheri Berenbaum, 814-865-6140

 

Thursday, Sept. 19

“Ultralow Thermal Conductivity in Disordered, Layered Crystals”
    David Cahill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    9:45 to 10:45 a.m., 26 Hosler Building
    Contact: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 814-865-4992

“Scaling from Life-cycles to Population Dynamics: Insights from Combining Mathematical Models and Empirical Biology”
    Bill Nelson, Queen's University (Canada)
    11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science Complex
    Contact: Eleanore Sternberg

“Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor:Insights into its Role in Metabolic Homeostasis”
    Nathaniel Girer, Penn State
    11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
    Contact: Gary Perdew, 814-865-0400

(title to be announced)
    Jeffrey Yelton, Penn State
    11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Responsive Mechanical Enhancement of Protein Gels”
    Bradley D. Olsen, MIT
    11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Enrique Gomez, 814-837-3428

“Counting Collisions in Hard Ball Gas Models and Singular Geometry of Non-positive Curvature”
    Dmitri Burago, Penn State 
    1:25 to 2:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Seeing the Invisible by Paramagnetic and Diamagnetic NMR”
    G. Marius Clore, National Institutes of Health
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: David Boehr/Scott Showalter, 814-863-8605/814-865-2318

“On the Analytic Solution of the Quantization Commutes with Reduction Problem, 2”
    Nigel Higson, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Scaling from Life-cycles to Population Dynamics: Insights from Combining Mathematical Models and Empirical Biology”
    Bill Nelson
    3 to 4 p.m., W-203 Millennium Science Complex
    Contact: Eleanore Sternberg, 814-865-1024

“Simulated Annealing Methods for Improving Particle Filters”
    Vasileios Maroulas, University of Tennessee
    4 to 5 p.m., 201 Thomas Building

“Optical Imaging of Blood Flow Dynamics in the Brain”
    Patrick Drew, Penn State
    4 to 5:30 p.m., 117 Osmond Laboratory
    Contact: Dezhe Jin, 814-863-6673

(title to be announced)
    Kai Yang, Penn State
    5 to 6:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

 

Friday, Sept. 20

“Lipid Mediators: How Fatty Acids Impact Inflammation and Vascular Disease”
    Greg Shearer, Penn State
    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 127 Noll Laboratory

“Simulated Annealing Methods for Improving Particle Filters”
    Vasileios Maroulas, University of Tennessee
    3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Maps and the Geospatial Revolution”
    Anthony Robinson, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 112 Walker Building
    Contact: Department of Geography, 814-863-4562

 

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

Last Updated September 11, 2013