Science Seminars: Nov. 4 to 8

Monday, Nov. 4

“Doping in 2-D Materials: Graphene and Single Layer Transition Metal Dichalocogenides”
    Amber McCreary
    Noon to 1 p.m., S-5 Osmond Laboratory
    Contact: Denise Patton, 814-863-0007

“Nearshore Sticky Waters”
    Juan M. Restrepo, University of Arizona
    12:20 to 1:30 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Distinct Reactivity of Carbenes, Metal Carbenes and Metal Carbenoids”
    Samantha Damiano, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Alex Radosevich, 814-867-4268

“Mathematical Challenges in Climate Variability”
    Juan M. Restrepo, University of Arizona
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Integrated Management of Bacterial Rots of Onion”
    Emily Pfeufer, Penn State University
    3:35 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Buckhout Laboratory
    Contact: Plant Pathology Department, 814-865-7448

“Livsic Theorem for Cocycles with Values in Banach Algebras and the Group of Diffeomorphisms”
    Misha Guysinsky, Penn State
    3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“The Behavioral Ecology of Mosquitoes: Sexy Signals and Parasitic Manipulation”
    Lauren Cator, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 105 Forest Resources Building
    Contact: David Watts

“RNA-seq Expression Estimates Need Not Take Longer Than a Cup of Coffee”
    Carl Kingsford, Carnegie Mellon University
    4 to 5 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
    Contact: Paul Medvedev, 814-865-2733

“Economic Decision Making Regarding Reproduction and Replacement in Dairy Cattle”
    Albert De Vries, University of Florida
    4 to 5 p.m., 324 AG Science & Industries
    Contact: Troy Ott, 814-865-5989

“The Physiology of Vitamin A; New Insights Into Its Role In Mitochondria”
    Ulrich Hammerling, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
    4 to 5 p.m., 110C Chandlee Laboratory
    Contact: Tammy Holtzinger, 814-865-3448

“Survey Sampling: Past Controversies, Current Orthodoxy, Future Paradigms”
    Roderick J. Little, University of Michigan
    5 to 6:30 p.m., 102 Thomas Building

Tuesday, Nov. 5

“Partially Missing at Random and Ignorability for Inferences about Parameter Subsets with Missing Data”
    Roderick J. Little, University of Michigan
    Noon to 1 p.m., 327 Thomas Building

“Computable Skorokhod Spaces”
    Adrian Maler, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:45 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Integrable Curve Flows in Centroaffine Geometry”
    Annalisa Calini, College of Charleston
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Creating Majorana Fermions on the Edge of InAs/GaSb Quantum Wells”
    Rui-Rui Du, Rice University
    3:30 to 5 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Chaoxing Liu, 814-863-0016

“Algebraic K-theory and its Applications to Dynamics, New Progress, II.”
    Kurt Vinhage, Penn State
    3:30 to 6 p.m., 216 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Tolerogenic and Anti-Inflammatory Uses of Biodegradable PLG Nanoparticles for Treatment of Auto(immune) Diseases – Mechanisms and Clinical Prospects”
    Stephen Miller, Northwestern University
    4 to 5 p.m., 100 Life Sciences, Berg Auditorium and Live Stream
    Contact: Douglas Cavener , 814-865-4562

“Sucked in: The Hidden Secrets of Subduction Zones”
    Harmony Colella, Miami University of Ohio
    4 to 5 p.m., 022 Deike Building
    Contact: Angela Packer, 814-865-7394

“Integrative Dynamic Omics for Personalized Medicine”
    George I. Mias, Stanford University School of Medicine
    4 to 5 p.m., 100 Life Sciences, Berg Auditorium, VC to Hershey COM CG623
    Contact: Manuel Llinas

Wednesday, Nov. 6

“Advancing the Cellulosic Ethanol Industry”
    Nitin Kohlhapurie, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    10 to 11 a.m., C213 Coal Utilization Lab
    Contact: EMS Energy Institute, 814-865-4575

“How the Host Response Feeds Salmonella”
    Andreas Baumler, University of California Davis School of Medicine
    11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
    Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

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

“The Economics of CO2 Sequestration Through Enhanced Oil Recovery”
    Klaas Van't Veld, University of Wyoming
    12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 215 Armsby Building
    Contact: Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute, 814-863-7597

“Aging Processes of Anthropogenic Aerosol”
    Joshua Haines, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Miriam Freedman, 814-867-4267

“Has a Warming Arctic Contributed to Colder Winter Weather in the Northern Hemisphere Mid-Latitutdes?”
    Judah Cohen, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Walker Building
    Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-863-8566

“Imaging Brain Response to Reward in Cigarette Addiction”
    Stephen Wilson, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory with Video to Hershey COM Room CG623
    Contact: Sheri Berenbaum, 814-865-6140

“The Megamaser Cosmology Project”
    James Braatz, American Museum of Natural History
    4 to 5 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 814-865-0418

Thursday, Nov. 7

“Accelerating Expansion of the Viral Universe ”
    Valerian Dolja, Oregon State University
    11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science Complex
    Contact: Eleanore Sternberg

“T Cells and TB: Friends or Foes? ”
    Andrea Cooper, Trudeau Institute
    11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
    Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

“Detection of Long-Range Chromosome Interaction”
    Han Zheng, Penn State
    11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
    Contact: Frank Pugh, 814-863-8252

“Rankin-Selberg Theory of L-functions”
    Mahdi Asgari, Cornell
    11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Adding and Counting”
    Ken Ono, Emory University
    Noon to 2:30 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Exciton Migration and Dissociation in Conjugated Molecular Materials”
    Peter J. Rossky, University of Texas at Austin
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Lasse Jensen, 814-867-1787

“Unitary Representations of Groups and C*-algebras”
    Caleb Eckhardt, Miami University
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Special Numbers and Special Functions”
    Ken Ono, Emory University
    3:35 to 4:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Polymer Electrolytes for Fuel Cell Separators and Electrodes”
    John Kerr, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
    9:45 to 10:45 p.m., 26 Hosler Building
    Contact: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 814-865-4992

Friday, Nov. 8

“Clocks and Skeletal Physiology”
    Paul Bartell, Penn State
    11 a.m. to noon, 127 Noll Laboratory

“Utilizing Genomic Resources for Tephritid Pests in Identification, Monitoring, and Control”
    Scott Geib, USDA-ARS Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center
    11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 107 Forest Resources Building
    Contact: Kelli Hoover, 814-863-6369

“Characterization of the HR 8799 Planetary System: Spectroscopy and Orbits”
    Quinn Konopacky, University of Toronto
    Noon to 1 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, 814-865-0418

“Random 3-D Surfaces and Their Asymptotic Behavior”
    Leonid Petrov, Northeastern University
    Noon to 1:30 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Multitrophic Interactions Contribute to Wood Digestion and Nutritional Ecology in Larval Asian Longhorned Beetle”
    Erin Scully, Penn State
    1 to 2 p.m., 217 Forest Resources Building
    Contact: Kelli Hoover

“Ices, Clathrates, Quasicrystals and Liquid Cyrstals: Unraveling the Rich Phase Behavior of Water”
    Valeria Molinero, University of Utah
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Will Noid, 814-867-2387

“Markov Dynamics on Interlacing Arrays”
    Leonid Petrov, Northeastern University
    3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“(title to be announced)”
    Petra Tschakert, 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 October 31, 2013