Science Seminars: Sept. 30 to Oct. 5

Upcoming Penn State Science Seminars:

Monday, Sept. 30

“Hybrid Molecular Beam Epitaxy: Towards Electronic Grade Functional Oxides”
    Roman Engel-Herbert, Penn State
    Noon to 1 p.m., S-5 Osmond
    Contact: Denise Patton, 814-863-0007

“The Role of CSLD Proteins During Polarized Cell Wall Deposition in Arabidopsis”
    Erik Nielsen, University of Michigan
    12:10 to 1:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
    Contact: Charles Anderson, 814-863-4736

“PDEs and Image Processing”
    Eitan Tadmor, University of Maryland
    12:20 to 1:30 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Horizontal Gene Transfer in Parasitic Plants of the Orobanchaceae”
    Yeting Zhang, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 423 Life Sciences Building
    Contact: Stephen W. Schaeffer

“Consensus and Flocking in Self-alignment Dynamics”
    Eitan Tadmor, University of Maryland
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Tracking Viral Evolution by High-resolution Mapping of Genomic Variants”
    Elodie Ghedin, University of Pittsburgh
    4 to 5 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
    Contact: Moriah Szpara

“Evolutionary Ecology of Self-Medication Behavior ”
    Michael Singer, Wesleyan University
    4 to 5 p.m., 105 Forest Resources Building
    Contact: Anjel Helms, 814-863-0102

“Maternal Nutritional Status, Prenatal Supplementation, and Pathways to Fetal Growth in Bangladesh”
    Alison Gernand, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 101 Osmond Laboratory
    Contact: Tammy Holtzinger, 814-865-3448

Tuesday, Oct. 1

“Teaching Sponges New Tricks: Charge Transport and Matrix-Isolation Chemistry Enabled by Self-Assembly in Metal-Organic Frameworks”
    Mircea Dinca, MIT
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Alex Radosevich, 814-867-4268

“On Automorphisms of Saturated Models of Peano Arithmetic”
    Ermek Nurkhaidarov, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:45 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Nanoferronics: Creating New Functionality Utilizing the Coupling Between Charge and Spin Orders”
    Qi Li, Penn State
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Sarah Shandera, 814-863-9595

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

“Warming Early Mars with H2 and CO2”
    James Kasting, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 022 Deike Building
    Contact: Angela Packer, 814-865-7394

“Parrots of the Caribbean: the Latest News on Genomics in Puerto Rico”
    Taras Oleksyk, University of Puerto Rico
    4 to 5 p.m., 08 Mueller Laboratory
    Contact: Kateryna Makova,

Wednesday, Oct. 2

“Fic Proteins — An Exciting Frontier in Post-transitional Regulation of Cell Signaling”
    Seema Mattoo, Purdue University
    11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
    Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

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

“Thermodynamics, Energetic Variational Approaches, and General Diffusion.”
    Chun Liu, Penn State University
    3 to 4 p.m., W306 Millenium Sciences Complex
    Contact: Anjum Parkar, 267-984-2110

“Bilvariate Extreme Value Analyses of NARCCAP Precipitation Extremes”
    Grant Weller, Carnegie Mellon University
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Walker Building
    Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-863-8566

Thursday, Oct. 3

“CVD of Graphene and Graphene Nanoribbons and Light Harvesting from Semiconducting Carbon Nanotube Excitons”
    Mike Arnold, University of Delaware
    9:45 to 10:45 a.m., 26 Hosler Building
    Contact: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 814-865-4992

(title to be announced)
    CGSA graduate student talks, Penn State
    11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science
    Contact: Eleanore Sternberg

“Models of Noncooperative Games”
    Deling Wei, Penn State
    11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 011 Life Sciences Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

(title to be announced)
    Roger Plymen, University of Manchester (England)
    11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

(title to be announced)
    Anastasia Shabanskaya, University of Toledo
    1:25 to 2:15 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“The William Pritchard Fluid Mechanics Laboratory”
    Diane Henderson, Penn State
    1:25 to 2:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Organic Catalysis: A Versatile Strategy to Defined Polymers with Diverse Applications Ranging from Microelectronics, Recycling to Medicine”
    James Hedrick, IBM
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Harry Allcock, 814-865-3527

“A Geometric Perspective on Induction and Restriction in Tempered Representation Theory, 1”
    Nigel Higson, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Geometry of Ricci Solitons”
    Huai-Dong Cao, Lehigh University
    3:35 to 4:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Eklund Lecture: Close-up of Synthetic Quantum Matter”
    Markus Greiner, Harvard University
    4 to 5 p.m., 117 Osmond Laboratory
    Contact: David Weiss, 814-863-3076

Friday, Oct. 4

“High-precision Chemical Abundance Analysis of Sun-like Stars with Planets”
    Iván Ramírez, University of Texas at Austin
    Noon to 1 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, 814-865-0418

“High-Dimensional Surprises Near the Glass and the Jamming Transitions”
    Patrick Charbonneau, Duke University
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Will Noid, 814-867-2387

“Just When You Thought You Were Safe...”
    Peter Hudson, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 112 Walker Building
    Contact: Department of Geography, 814-863-4562

“Visualizing Thoughts”
    Attendees, Penn State
    4:40 to 5:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

Saturday, October 5

“The C.R.& Bhargavi Rao Prize Conference”
    Scientific program: http://www.stat.psu.edu/~rli/raoprize2013.html
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Life Sciences Building
    Contact: Laurie Roan, 814-865-4334

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

Last Updated September 27, 2013