Science Seminars: Jan. 20 to 24

Upcoming Penn State Science Seminars:

Monday, Jan. 20

“Is Dynamic Fracture Mechanics at the Macroscale a Distinguished Limit of Unstable Nonlocal Bond Models?”
Robert P. Lipton, Louisiana State University
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

Tuesday, Jan. 21

“(title to be announced)”
Giuseppe Bonavolonta, University of Luxembourg
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

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

“CAMP Seminar: Matrix Product States and the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect”
Nicolas Regnault, Ecole Normale Superieure and Princeton University
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Jainendra Jain, 814-574-7497

“Island Living Isn't Easy: The Extinction of the Nanno-Plankton Discoaster During the Plio-Pleistocene”
Jon Schueth, Penn State 
4 to 5 p.m., 22 Deike Building
Contact: Department of Geosciences, 814-865-7394

Wednesday, Jan. 22

“Carbon Capture Using Adsorption and Membrane Processes”
Jennifer Wilcox, Stanford University
3:30 to 4:30 a.m., 112 Walker Building
Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-863-8566

“Redesigning Coalbed Methane Reservoir Engineering: A Reflective Analysis”
Turgay Ertekin, Penn State University
10 to 11:30 a.m., C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory
Contact: EMS Energy Institute, 814-865-4575

“Science Under Attack: Has a Public Lost Faith in Scientists?”
EMS Library Film Series
12:15 to 1:15 p.m., 105 Deike Building
Contact: EMS Library, 814-863-7073

“HEP Seminar: First Evidence of High-Energy Extraterrestrial Neutrinos at IceCube”
Claudio Kopper, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Doug Cowen, 814-863-5943

Thursday, Jan. 23

“Can Algae Be a Sustainable Feedstock for Food, Fuel and Chemicals? Potential, Challenges and Progress”
Kenneth F. Reardon, Colorado State University
10 to 11 a.m., 110 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Lisa Haines, 814-863-1375

“Evolution and Genetics of Susceptibility to Infection: Insights from Drosophila and Mosquitoes”
Frank Jiggins, University of Cambridge
11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science Complex
Contact: Eleanore Sternberg

“PAD Inhibitors Integrate Oxidative Stress, ER Stress and ATF4 Gene Network to Attack The Achilles' Heel of Cancer”
Shu Wang, Penn State 
2 to 3 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
Contact: Yanming Wang, 814-865-3775

“Colloquium: Beyond the Standard Model of Cosmology”
Bhuvenesh Jain, University of Pennsylvania
4 to 5 p.m., 117 Osmond Laboratory
Contact: Doug Cowen, 814-863-5943

“Amphibian Biodiversity and the Complexity of Amphibian Population Declines”
Karen Lips, University of Maryland
4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Emilia Sola Gracia

Friday, Jan. 24

“Elevating IPM to the Next Level Through Analysis of the Deeper Meanings of Insect Captures in Attractive Traps”
Jim Miller, Michigan State University
11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 107 ASI Building
Contact: Tom Baker, 814-863-4435

“Responses to Inequity in Non-Human Primates”
Sarah Brosnan, Neuroscience Institute and Language Research Center, Georgia State University
Noon to 2 p.m., 103 Moore Building
Contact: Paula Droege, 814-863-4842

“Exploring Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect in Magnetically Doped Topological Insulator Films”
Cui Zu Chang, Francis Bitter Magnet Lab, MIT
1 to 2 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Moses Chan, 814-863-2622

“Verification and Validation of an Overset Fluid-Structure Interaction Solver (3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)”
Cooper Elsworth, Penn State University
3:30 to 5 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Simulating Mobile Pedestrians on Model Streetscapes”
Paul Torrens, University of Maryland
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 www.science.psu.edu/science-seminars.

Last Updated January 15, 2014