Science Seminars: Jan. 13 to 17

Upcoming Penn State Science Seminars:

Monday, Jan. 13

“Numerical Methods for Multi-Physics Problems”
Jinchao Xu, Penn State 
12:20 to 1:30 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Linear Theory for Filtering Nonlinear Multiscale Systems with Model Error”
John Harlim, Penn State
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Structure and Rigidity of Totally Periodic Pseudo-Anosov Flows in Graph Manifolds”
Sergio Fenley, Florida State University
3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

Tuesday, Jan. 14

“The Entropy-Viscosity Technique and Splitting Methods for Turbulent Flows”
Adam Larios, Texas A&M University
1:15 to 2:15 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Symmetries and Quantization in Symplectic Microgeometry”
Benoit Dherin, UC Berkeley
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“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

“CAMP Seminar: Improving the Van Der Waals Density Functional By Matching the Exchange Account to the Correlation”
Kristian Berland, Berkeley Laboratory
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Gerald Mahan, 814-865-6092

“Controls on the Structure, Dynamics and Evolution of Polythermal Glaciers”
Gwenn Flowers, Simon Frasier University
4 to 5 p.m., 22 Deike Building
Contact: Department of Geosciences, 814-865-7394

Wednesday, Jan. 15

“The Development of Protective CD4 T Cell Responses”
Laurie E. Harrington, University of Alabama, Birmingham
11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

“HEP Seminar: Modeling Gravitational Waves from Binary Systems”
Tanja Hinderer, University Of Maryland
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Sarah Sandera, 814-863-9595

“Weather-Significant Gravity Waves”
Fuqing Zhang, Penn State 
2:40 p.m., 112 Walker Building
Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-863-8566

“EMS Library Film Series: (title to be announced)”
EMS Library, Penn State 
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 105 Deike Building
Contact: EMS Library , 814-863-7073

“Finding a Second Earth: A Fascinating Interdisciplinary Puzzle”
Lisa Kaltenegger, Harvard University and the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
3:45 to 4:45 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, 814-865-0418

Thursday, Jan. 16

“Bioinspired Engineering of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Fate Choices”
Sean Palecek, University of Wisconsin
10 to 11 a.m., 110 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Lisa Haines, 814-863-1375

“(title to be announced)”
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics Postdoc Talks, Penn State
11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science Complex
Contact: Eleanore Sternberg, 814-865-1024

“Expanding the Functional Proteome of Hepatitis C Virus by Phosphorylation of the Intrinsically Disordered Domain of Nonstructural Protein 5A (NS5A)”
Tayler Croom-Perez, Penn State 
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
Contact: Craig Cameron, 814-863-8705

“(title to be announced)”
James Stankewicz, University of Copenhagen
11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Neural Networks and Labeled Trees”
Manfred Denker, Penn State
2:30 to 3:20 p.m., 113 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Species Diversity, Community Dynamics and Environmental Change: Lessons From High-Elevation Mountain Systems”
Katharine Suding, University of California, Berkeley
4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Denise Finney, 814-863-7661

Friday, Jan. 17

“Method of Characteristics for Multiscale Modeling and Simulation (3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)”
Scott Miller, Penn State
Noon to 5 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“(title to be announced)”
Mona Domosh, Department of Geography, Darthmouth College
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 on the Web at science.psu.edu/science-seminars.

Last Updated January 09, 2014