Science Seminars: Feb. 3 to 8

Monday, Feb. 3

“Functional and Molecular Evolutionary Analyses of bHLH Proteins Important for Anther and Pollen Development ”
Hong Ma, Fudan University
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Michael Axtell, 814-867-0241

“Optimal Transport Theory, with Some Applications”
Alessio Figalli, University of Texas at Austin
12:20 to 1:30 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Stability Results for Functional Inequalities and Applications”
Alessio Figalli, University of Texas at Austin
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Use of Solid Substrate Fermentation in the Development of a Novel Mycoherbicide ”
Mark Wach, Sylvan Inc.
3:30 to 5 p.m., 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Contact: Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, 814-865-7448

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

“Food Systems Approach for Improving Gut and Systemic Health”
Jairam Vanamala, Penn State 
4 to 5 p.m., 008 Mueller Laboratory
Contact: Tammy Holtzinger, 814-865-3448

“Protein and Lipid Homeostatic Pathways”
Davis T.W. Ng, National University of Singapore
4 to 5 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
Contact: Craig Cameron, (814) 863-8705

“Effects of Biodiversity on Ecosystem Processes: Does it Matter? A Tale of Two Answers”
David Hooper, Western Washington University
4 to 5 p.m., 112 Borland Laboratory
Contact: Shuang Liang

Tuesday, Feb. 4

“(title to be announced)”
Nguyen Viet Dang, Universite Paris 7 and Penn State
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Algorithmically Random Probability Measures”
Quinn Culver, Notre Dame University
2:30 to 3:45 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Kakutani Equivalence for Higher Rank Actions and New Rigidity Problems”
Anatole Katok, Penn State
3:30 to 6 p.m., 216 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“CAMP Seminar: Cavity Optomechanics: Manipulating the Quantum State of Light with A”
Tom Purdy, JILA Colorado State University
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: David Weiss, 814-863-3075

“(title to be announced)”
Eric Dunham, Stanford University
4 to 5 p.m., 22 Deike Building
Contact: Angela Packer, 814-865-7394

“Student-Focused Teaching: How to Improve Student Performance, Boost SRTEs and Enjoy Teaching”
Sara Jamshidi, Penn State
5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

Wednesday, Feb. 5

“The Role of Research in the Coal Mining Industry: Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead”
Joe Hirschi, Illinois Clean Coal Institute
10 to 11 a.m., C213 Coal Utilization Lab
Contact: EMS Energy Institute, 814-865-4575

“Gut Microbiota, Low-Grade Inflammation, and the Metabolic Syndrome”
Andrew Gewirtz, Georgia State University
11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

“Smoothing of Polyhedral Space”
Anton Petrunin, Penn State
12:05 to 1:20 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“What is the World Made Of?”
EMS Library Film Series
12:15 to 1:15 p.m., 105 Deike Building
Contact: EMS Library, 814-863-7073

“HEP Seminar: High-Energy Neutrinos as New Cosmic Messengers”
Khota Murase, Institute for Advanced Technology
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Irina Mocioiu, 814-865-3721

“The Astronomer's Theory of Everything”
David Hogg, New York University
3:45 to 4:45 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 814-865-0418

“How Accurately fMRI Detects Neuronally Active Sites”
Seong-Gi Kim, University of Pittsburgh
4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory with Video to Hershey COM Room CG623
Contact: Patrick Drew, 814-863-1473

Thursday, Feb. 6

“The Obsession of Equine Herpes-Viruses with MHC Class I”
Klaus Osterrieder, Cornell University
11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science Complex
Contact: Eleanore Sternberg

“(title to be announced)”
James Maynard, Centre de Recherches Mathématiques
11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“K-Theory and Fredholm Operators, II”
Nigel Higson, Penn State
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Colloquium: Searching for the Dark Matter of the Universe in South Dakota”
Karen Gibson, Case Western University
4 to 5 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Doug Cowen, 814-863-5943

Friday, Feb. 7

“Muscle Fatigue from the Perspective of a Single Myosin Molecule”
Ned Debold, University of Massachusetts
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 127 Noll Laboratory

“Characterizing the Atmospheres of Super-Earths and Hot-Jupiters with Narrow-Band Photometry ”
Knicole Colon, Lehigh University
Noon to 1 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, 814-865-0418

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

“(title to be announced)”
Margot Kaye, Penn State University
4 to 5 p.m., 112 Walker Building
Contact: Department of Geography, 814-863-4562

Saturday, Feb. 8

“Hot Chocolate: Helping the Cacao Plant Adapt to Climate Change”
Siela Maximova and Mark Guiltinan, Penn State University
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 100 Thomas Building
Contact: Joslyn Neiderer, 814-863-8453

Cancellations and additions will be noted on weekly Science Seminar listings on the Web at www.science.psu.edu/science-seminars

 

 

 

Last Updated January 30, 2014