Science Seminars: Nov. 11 to 15

Monday, Nov. 11

“Spectral Stability of the Complex Laplacian”
    Siqi Fu, Rutgers University, Camden
    11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Update on the HET Wide Field Upgrade, VIRUS, and HETDEX”
    Gary Hill, University of Texas at Austin
    11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 814-865-0418

“Characterization of Drought Tolerance in Heterotrimeric G Protein Mutants”
    Angel Ferrero-Serrano, Penn State
    12:10 to 1:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
    Contact: Sarah Assman, 814-863-9579

“Big Data and Small Model - A New Approach in 'Dry' Biology”
    Qing Nie, University of California, Irvine
    12:20 to 1:30 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Thermally Stable Reagents for Use in Point-of-Case Assays”
    Adam Brooks, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Scott Phillips, 814-867-2502

“Robust and Stochastic Dynamics in Signal Transduction, Stem Cells, and Development Patterning”
    Qing Nie, University of California, Irvine
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Diversity and Population Structure of Fusarium Head Blight Pathogens”
    Todd Ward, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service
    3:35 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Buckhout LAB
    Contact: Plant Pathology Department, 814-865-7448

“Traveling Wave Solutions to Reaction Diffusion Equations with Fractional Laplacians”
    Changfeng Gui, National Science Foundation
    3:35 to 4:25 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“The Microbial Ecology of Marine Microzones and Interfaces”
    Mary Ann Moran, University of Georgia
    4 to 5 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
    Contact: Don Bryant, 814-865-1992

“Pastures, Ruminants, and Efficiency in Sustainable Agroecosystems”
    J. Franklin Egan, USDA
    4 to 5 p.m., 105 Forest Resources Building
    Contact: David Watts

“Watching Dynamics: From Patchy Colloids to Nanoscale Biomolecules”
    Qian Chen, University of California, Berkeley
    4 to 5 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Paul Cremer, 814-865-6259

“Evolving Training and Work Environment for Dietitians”
    Denise Conforti Lawson, Penn State; Penny Kris-Etherton, Penn State; and Mary Dean Coleman, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 101 Osmond Laboratory
    Contact: Tammy Holtzinger, 814-865-3448

Tuesday, Nov. 12

“Mathematical and Numerical Analysis of Nonlocal Models”
    Xiaochuan Tian, Penn State
    9:30 to 11:15 a.m., 103 Osmond Laboratory
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Privacy Preserving Data Sharing for Genome-Wide Association Studies”
    Aleksandra (Sesa) Slavkovic, Penn State
    11 a.m. to noon, 519 Wartik Lab, with video to Hershey Room CG628

“Can We Reduce Malaria by Improving Housing? ”
    Steve Lindsay, Durham University
    Noon to 1 p.m., W-203 Millennium Science Complex
    Contact: Eleanore Sternberg

“Applications of Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing ”
    Andy Larrea, PacBio
    12:15 to 2 p.m., 301D Life Sciences Bldg
    Contact: Deborah Grove, 814-865-3332

“Synthesis of Graphene-Based Materials and Their Applications in Physical, Electrochemical and Biochemical Sensors”
    Haoyue Zhu, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Mauricio Terrones, 814-865-0343

“(title to be announced)”
    Damir Dzhafarov, University of Connecticut
    2:30 to 3:45 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“GRT-equivariance of Tamarkin's Construction”
    Brian Paljug, Temple University
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Dissipative Dynamics, Heating, and Thermalisation of Cold Atomics in Optical Lattices”
    Andrew Daley, University of Pittsburgh
    3:30 to 5 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Marcos Rigol, 814-865-2286

“Some Number-Theoretic Tools”
    Svetlana Katok, Penn State
    3:30 to 6 p.m., 216 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Deformation Rates Recovered from Growth Strata, Pyrenees, and Apennine Mountains”
    Dave Anastasio, Lehigh University
    4 to 5 p.m., 022 Deike Building
    Contact: Angela Packer, 814-865-7394

“Mechanistic and Spectroscopic Dissection of Fe(II)/Alpha-Ketoacid-Dependent Oxygenases”
    Susan Butch, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Marty Bollinger/Carsten Krebs, 814-883-1464/814-865-6089

“Symbiont Acquisition in Coral-algal Symbioses: Role of Habitat, Host, and Symbiont Interactions”
    Mary Alice Coffroth, SUNY-Buffalo
    4 to 5 p.m., 8 Mueller Laboratory
    Contact: John Parkinson, 814-867-0492

“GRT-equivariance of Tamarkin's Construction”
    Brian Paljug, Temple University
    4:15 to 5:15 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

Wednesday, Nov. 13

“Sensing a REAL Virus – Trafficking of Poxviral DNA and the Innate Immune Sensor TLR9”
    Christopher Norbury, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
    11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
    Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

“(title to be announced)”
    Jayantha Obeysekera, South Florida Water Management District
    11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 529 Walker Building
    Contact: Earth & Environmental Systems Institute, 814-865-0478

“Taking a Second Look: Communities and Dam Removal”
    (video)
    12:15 to 1:15 p.m., 105 Deike Building
    Contact: Earth and Mineral Sciences Library, 814-863-7073

“Effects of Electricity Market Restructuring on Grid Reliability and Nuclear Power Plants Operational Risk”
    Chen-Hao Tsai, Penn State
    12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 215 Armsby Building
    Contact: Energy & Environmental Economics & Policy, 814-865-4575

“Secondary Organic Aerosol from Biogenic Emissions”
    Muhammad B. Altaf, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Miriam Freedman, 814-867-4267

“The Affective Dimension of Pain in Mammals”
    Adam Shriver, University of Pennsylvania
    3:30 to 5:30 p.m., 7A Sparks Building with video conference to Hershey CG628

“Implications of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on Water Resources Management in South Florida”
    Jayantha Obeysekera, South Florida Water Management District
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Walker Building
    Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-863-8566

“Polynomials, Eigenvalues, and Thurston's Theorem”
    Sarah Koch, University of Michigan
    3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Science Horizons & Technology Challenges in X-ray Astronomy Beyond Chandra”
    Alexey Vikhlinin, Center for Astrophysics
    4 to 5 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 814-865-0418

Thursday, Nov. 14

“Re-thinking Design Rules for Polar Complex Oxides: New Ideas, Insights and Materials from Theory and Simulation”
    Nichole Benedek, University of Texas at Austin
    9:45 to 10:45 a.m., 26 Hosler Building
    Contact: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 814-865-4992

“Time-resolved X-ray Crystallography in Structural and Functional Studies of DNA Polymerases”
    Mohammad Almishwat, Penn State
    11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
    Contact: Katsuhiko Murakami & Greg Ferry, 814-865-2758 & 814-863-5721

“(title to be announced)”
    Aleksandar Petrov, Texas A&M University at Qatar
    11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“New Materials and Processes for Printed, Flexible Electronics”
    C. Daniel Frisbie, University of Minnesota
    11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Enrique Gomez, 814-837-3428

“Mating Habits of Polynomials”
    Sarah Koch, University of Michigan
    12:00 to 2:30 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Facile Lipid Flip-Flop: Fact, Fiction, or Something In-Between”
    John Conboy, University of Utah
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Paul Cremer, 814-865-6259

“The Rapid Decay Property and Some Aspects of Ergodic Theory: The Case of SL(2,R)”
    Adrien Boyer, University of Aix-Marseille (France)
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“George Andrews and the Gollnitz Theorem”
    Krishnaswami Alladi, University of Florida
    3:35 to 4:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Singularities in Fluid Flows from Superfluids to Bubbles to Chicken Soup”
    Peter Taborek, University of California, Irvine
    4 to 5:30 p.m., 117 Osmond Laboratory
    Contact: Moses Chan, 814-863-2622

Friday, Nov. 15

“Hemoshear LLC: A Story of Translational Science, From Academia to Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery”
    Brian Wamhoff, Hemoshear
    11 a.m. to noon, 127 Noll Laboratory

“Host-associated Microbiotas: Using Simplicity to Unravel Complexity”
    Rita Rio, West Virginia University
    11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 107 Forest Resources Building
    Contact: 814-865-1895

“Folding and Binding Interactions for Disordered FCP1 Protein”
    Sushant Kumar, Penn State
    1 to 2 p.m., 301D Life Sciences Building
    Contact: William Noid, 814-867-2387

“Wetting, Water, and Flow Through Single Nanotubes”
    Peter Taborek, University of California-Irvine
    1 to 2 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Moses Chan, 814-863-2622

“QTL Mapping in Lepidoptera: The Search for Genes Conferring Resistance to Bt Toxins and For Determining Male Response to Sex Pheromones”
    David G. Heckel, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (Germany)
    2 to 3 p.m., 317 Mueller Laboratory
    Contact: Howard Fescemyer, 814-863-9269

“Determination of Ionic Liquid Structure through X-ray Scattering”
    Brian Conway, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Mark Maroncelli, 814-865-0898

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

Last Updated November 06, 2013