Science Seminars: Nov. 18 to 22

Monday, Nov. 18

“The Effects of TAL Effectors on Plant Genomes, and Vice-Versa”
    Adam Bogdanove, Cornell University
    12:10 to 1:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
    Contact: Yinong Yang, 814-867-0324

“The Classical Laplacian and the Fractional Laplacian as Limits of Nonlocal Diffusion Operators”
    Marta D'Elia, Sandia National Laboratory
    12:20 to 1:30 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“The Fractional Differential Operators on Bounded Domains as Special Cases of the Nonlocal Diffusion Operator”
    Marta D'Elia, Sandia National Laboratory
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Life and Death on the Wing: Studying Bat Disease, Ecophysiology and Biodiversity in North America and Africa”
    DeeAnn Reeder, Bucknell University
    4 to 5 p.m., 105 Forest Resources Building
    Contact: David Watts

“Mechanisms Regulating Leukemia Stem Cell Self-renewal”
    Robert Paulson, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 324 AG Science & Industries Building
    Contact: Francisco Diaz, 814-865-1499

“Can They Possibly be Related? Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein (RNA-binding), Matrix Metalloproteinase (extracellular protease) and Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycan (signal co-receptor)”
    Kendal S. Broadie, Vanderbilt University
    4 to 5 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
    Contact: Santhosh Girirajan, 814-865-0674

“Vitamin D The Microbiome and Immune Mediated Disease”
    Margherita Cantorna, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 101 Osmond Laboratory
    Contact: Tammy Holtzinger, 814-865-3448

Tuesday, Nov. 19

“Investigating the Role of Local Floristic Diversity in Provisioning Wild Bees in Pennsylvania Apple Orchards”
    Melanie Kammerer, Penn State
    1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 118 Agriculture, Science and Industry Building
    Contact: David Mortensen

“Synthesis and Functionalization of Two Dimensional Hexagonal Boron Nitride”
    Steve Aro, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: John Badding, 814-777-3054

“Lindstrom's Characterization of Predicate Calculus”
    Kostas Hatzikiriakou, University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
    2:30 to 3:45 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Majorana Bound States in D-wave Superconductor-Based Hybrid Systems”
    Chang Tsuei, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
    3:30 to 5 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Ying Liu, 814-863-0090

“Anosov Flows on 3-manifolds, I.”
    Thomas Barthelme, Penn State
    3:30 to 6 p.m., 216 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“A Stem Cell Based Cell-Converting Cancer Therapy without Killing Cancer Cells”
    Jianjun Wang, Wayne State University
    4 to 5 p.m., 08 Mueller Laboratory
    Contact: Yingwei Mao, 814-867-4739

“Estimating the Effect of Clouds on Snowball Earth Deglaciation and the Habitable Zone”
    Dorian Abbot, University of Chicago
    4 to 5 p.m., 022 Deike Building
    Contact: Angela Packer, 814-865-7394

Wednesday, Nov. 20

“An Overview of Praxair's Oxy-Fuel Combustion Research and Development”
    Lawrence Bool, Praxair
    10 to 11 a.m., C213 Coal Utilization Lab
    Contact: Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute , 814-865-4575

“What’s All the Nonsense about Selenium and the 21st Amino Acid?”
    Paul Copeland, Rutgers University
    11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
    Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

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

(title to be announced)
    Rick Horan, Michigan State University
    12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 215 Armsby Building
    Contact: Energy & Environmental Economics & Policy, 814-863-7597

“Chemometrics: Using Multivariate Statistics to Probe Chemical Systems”
    James Morse, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Mary Beth Williams, 814-865-8859

“G-equation in the Modeling of Turbulent Flame Speed”
    Yifeng Yu, University of California, Irvine
    3 to 4:30 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Communicating Extreme Weather: An Evidence Based Approach”
    Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Carnegie-Mellon University
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Walker Building
    Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-863-8566

“The Neural Impact of Bilingualism on the Brain”
    Jubin Abutalebi, Universita Vita-Salute San Raffaele
    4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory with Video to Hershey COM Room CG623
    Contact: Ping Li, 814-863-3921

“Dissecting the Galaxy Using Dead and Dying Satellites”
    Kathryn Johnston, Columbia University
    4 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 814-865-0418

Thursday, Nov. 21

“High Pressure Enabled Electronic and Photonic Materials”
    John Badding, Penn State
    9:45 to 10:45 a.m., 26 Hosler Building
    Contact: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 814-865-4992

(title to be announced)
    Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics Postdocs, Penn State
    11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science Complex
    Contact: Eleanore Sternberg

“Behavioral Analysis and a Sweet Approach to Neurodegenerative Disease Intervention in Drosophila melanogaster”
    Claire Reynolds, Penn State
    11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
    Contact: Scott Selleck, 814-867-4373

(title to be announced)
    Shamil Shakirov, University of California-Berkeley
    11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Nanostructured Surfaces with Controlled Facets as Heterogeneous Catalysts”
    Ryan M. Richards, Colorado School of Mines
    11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Enrique Gomez, 814-837-3428

“We Vote, But Do We Get What We Want?”
    Don Saari, University of California-Irvine
    1:25 to 2:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Higgs Bundles and Index Theory”
    Eric Korman, University of Pennsylvania
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Phosphorus: From the Element to Compounds Containing it”
    Christopher Cummins, MIT
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Alex Radosevich, 814-867-4268

“Mathematics and the Astronomical Mystery of Dark Matter”
    Don Saari, University of California-Irvine
    3:35 to 4:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies Enabled by Acousto-Opto-Fluidics”
    Tony Jun Huang, Penn State
    4 to 5:30 p.m., 117 Osmond Laboratory
    Contact: Nitin Samarth, 814-863-0136

“Big Data: A Challenge for Statistical Leadership”
    Roger W. Hoerl, Union College
    4 to 5 p.m., 201 Thomas Building

Friday, Nov. 22

“Entomological Perspectives on Pesticide Regulation: At the Busy Intersection of Science and Law ”
    Clayton Meyers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 107 Forest Resources Building
    Contact: 814-865-1895

“The Salience of Place in the Study of Health and Demographic Outcomes”
    Stephen Matthews, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 112 Walker Building
    Contact: Department of Geosciences, 814-863-4562

“New Materials and Devices for Chemical Sensing”
    Katherine Mirica, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    4 to 5 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
    Contact: Tom Mallouk, 814-863-9637

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

Last Updated November 18, 2013