Science Seminars: Jan. 27 to 31

Upcoming Penn State Science Seminars:

Monday, Jan. 27

“Epigenetic Reprogramming During Plant Reproduction”
Mary Gehring, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Bastian Minkenberg

“Initial and Boundary Value Problems for the Equations of the Climate Without Viscosity: Primitive Equations and Shallow Water Equations”
Roger Temam, Indiana University-Bloomington
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“(title to be announced)”
Stephen Frankel, Yale University
3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Dietary Intake: Assessment Challenges”
Diane Mitchell and Helen Wright, Penn State 
4 to 5 p.m., 008 Mueller Laboratory
Contact: Tammy Holtzinger, 814-865-3448

“Biodiversity at 25: An Argument for a Critical Understanding of the Normative Role of Biodiversity ”
Nicolae Morar, Penn State
4 to 5 p.m., 112 Borland Laboratory
Contact: David Watts

Tuesday, Jan. 28

“Analyzing Student Performance in First-Year Math Classes: Updates and New Initiatives”
James Hager, Penn State
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“(title to be announced)”
Adrian Maler, Penn State
2:30 to 3:45 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

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

“CAMP Seminar: Origins of Bad Metal Conductivity and the Insulator-Metal Transition in the Rare-Earth Nickelates (RNiO3, R = Rare Earth)”
Rafael Jaramillo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Mauricio Terrones, 814-865-0343

“Fossil Molecules and Isotopes from Plants and What They Tell Us About Ancient Landscapes”
Kate Freeman, Penn State
4 to 5 p.m., 22 Deike Building
Contact: Department of Geosciences, 814-865-7394

“Nitrogen-Fixing Bacterial Endosymbioses in the Above-Ground Tissues of Subalpine Conifers”
Carolin Frank, University of California, Merced
4 to 5 p.m., 8 Mueller Laboratory
Contact: Monica Medina, 867-2958

Wednesday, Jan. 29

“Human Pathogens in the Plant Habitat: A Second Residence with Major Impact on Public Health”
Maria Brandl, U.S. Department of Agriculture
11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

“Human Pathogens in the Plant Habitat: A Second Residence with Major Impact on Public Health”
Maria Brandl, U.S. Department of Agriculture
11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

“Fun With Energy Balance Models”
Michael Mann, Penn State
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 529 Walker Building
Contact: Earth & Environmental Systems Institute, 814-865-0478

“Secret Life of Ice”
EMS Library Film Series
12:15 to 1:15 p.m., 105 Deike Building
Contact: EMS Library, 814-863-7073

“HEP Seminar: Demystifying the PeV Cascades in IceCube: Less (Energy) is More (Events)”
Ranjan Laha, Ohio State University
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Doug Cowen, 814-863-5943

“Variated and Projected Ranges of El Nino During Teleconnections in Borelo Winter”
Nat John, University of Hawaii
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Walker Building
Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-863-8566

“The Past as Prologue: Learning from the Climate Changes in Past Centuries”
Michael Mann, Penn State 
3:45 to 4:45 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 814-865-0418

“Ventral Hippocampal/Amygdala Regulation of the VTA Dopamine System and Its Role in Schizophrenia and Depression”
Anthony Grace, University of Pittsburgh
4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory with Video to Hershey COM Room CG623
Contact: Byron Jones, 814-863-0167

“Envisioning 2030: U.S. Strategy for the Coming Technology Revolution”
4:35 to 5 p.m., 220 Hammond Building
Contact: Darryl Farber, 814-865-3042

Thursday, Jan. 30

“Exhuming Fred Soper: Lessons about Malaria Eradication from History and Theory”
David Smith, Johns Hopkins University
11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science Complex
Contact: Eleanore Sternberg

“Photosynthesis Made Simple: Electron Transfer, Stability, and Functional Versatility of the Heliobacterial Reaction Center”
Bryan Ferlez, Penn State 
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
Contact: John Golbeck, 814-865-1163

“The Strong CM Lifting Problem”
Taisong Jing, University of Pennsylvania
11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Coverings By Systems of Linear Equations”
Mihran Paikian, Penn State
2:30 to 3:20 p.m., 113 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“A Geometric Approach to Understanding Neural Codes in Recurrent Networks”
Carina Curto, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
3:35 to 4:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

Friday, Jan. 31

“Exploring Fundamental Physics through Measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background”
Bradford Benson, University of Chicago
3 to 4 p.m., 320 Whitmore Laboratory
Contact: Sarah Shandera, 814-863-9595

“(title to be announced)”
Alexei Novikov, Penn State
3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“The Mayacene: Wetlands and Ecological Change in Maya History”
Tim Beach, Georgetown University
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 23, 2014