Science Seminars: Feb. 10 to 15

Monday, Feb. 10

“Fruit Colonization and Movement by Clavibacter Michiganensis Subsp. Michiganensis in Tomato”
    Matt Tancos, Cornell University
    3:30 to 5 p.m., 112 Buckhout Laboratory
    Contact: Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, 814-865-7448

“Special Representations of Group Actions and Low Complexity Tilings of Groups”
    Ayse Sahin, DePaul University
    3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Connecting Art and Science: The Historical Influence of Culture on Anatomic Studies”
    Kevin Petti, San Diego Miramar College
    3:45 to 4:45 p.m., 112 Chambers Building
    Contact: John Waters and the Center for Excellence in Science Education, 814-863-1154

“(title to be announced)”
    Faculty Candidate Seminar: Jennifer Savage Williams, associate director, The Center for Childhood Obesity Research, Penn State 
    4 to 5 p.m., 008 Mueller Laboratory
    Contact: Tammy Holtzinger, 814-865-3448

“The Role of Small Molecules in Regulating a Methylotrophic Metabolic Network”
    Norma Cecilia Martinez-Gomez, University of Washington
    4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
    Contact: Don Bryant, 814-865-1992

Tuesday, Feb. 11

“(title to be announced)”
    David Carchedi, Max Planck Bonn and Berkeley
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Kakutani Equivalence and Restricted Orbit Equivalence in Ergodic Theory and Dynamics, I: Introduction and Overview”
    Anatole Katok, Penn State
    3:30 to 6 p.m., 216 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum: What Does the Deep Ocean Record Tell Us?”
    Tim Bralower, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 22 Deike Building
    Contact: Department of Geosciences, 814-865-7394

“Drug Metabolism by Human Gut Microbes”
    Peter Turnbaugh, Harvard University
    4 to 5 p.m., 100 Life Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium) and Live Stream
    Contact: Andrew Patterson, 814-867-4565

Wednesday, Feb. 12

“Investigating the Role of the Vaginal Microbiome in Sexual Health and Reproduction”
    Carl Yeoman, Montana State University
    11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
    Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

“Investigating the Role of the Vaginal Microbiome in Sexual Health and Reproduction ”
    Carl Yeoman, Montana State University
    11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
    Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

“HEP Seminar: Searching for BSM Physics in Heavy Flavor Loop Decays at LHCb”
    Thomasz Skwarnicki, Syracuse University
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Anna Stasto, 814-865-7976

"(title to be announced)"
    Lina Ma, Purdue University
    3 to 4:30 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Filtering Partially Observed Multiscale Systems with Heterogeneous Multiscale Methods Based Reduced Climate Models”
    John Harlim, Penn State
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Walker Building
    Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-863-8566

“Cosmic Reionization: How the First Galaxies Lit Up the Universe”
    Hy Trac, Carnegie Melon University
    3:45 to 4:45 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 814-865-0418

“20,000 Cables Under the Sea”
    EMS Library Film Series
    4 to 5 p.m., 105 Deike Building
    Contact: EMS Library, 814-863-7073

“A Systems View of Bacterial Roles in the Marine Carbon Cycle”
    Scott M. Gifford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
    Contact: Don Bryant, 814-865-1992

“Fragile X Syndrome: Seventy Years of Surprises”
    David L. Nelson, Baylor College of Medicine
    4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory with Video to Hershey COM Room CG623
    Contact: Santhosh Girirajan, 814-865-0674

Thursday, Feb. 13

“CGSA Graduate Student Talks”
    Lauren Quevillon (Hughes lab), Nina Wale (Read lab), Raquel Loreto (Hughes lab) and Megan Greischar (Read and Bjornstad labs), Penn State 
    11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science Complex
    Contact: Eleanore Sternberg,

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

“Billiard Table as Mathematician's Playground”
    Anatole Katok, Penn State
    2:30 to 3:20 p.m., 113 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Evolution Equations Driven By Nonlocal Infinitesimal Generators and Their Probabilistic Interpretations”
    Wojbor Woyczynski, Case Western Reserve University
    3:35 to 4:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
    Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“A Surface Perspective on Earth System Behavior: Insights Into Processes in the Upper Mantle, Between Tectonic Plates and at the Earth's Surface”
    Taylor Schildgen, University of Potsdam
    4 to 5 p.m., 22 Deike Building
    Contact: Department of Geosciences, 814-865-7394

“Colloquium: How, When and Where in Pattern Formation: Spying on Embryonic Development One Molecule at a Time”
    Hernan Garcia, Princeton University
    4 to 5 p.m., 117 Osmond Laboratory
    Contact: Reka Albert, 814-865-6123

Friday, Feb. 14

“(title to be announced)”
    Kevin Harvatine, Penn State
    11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 127 Noll Laboratory

“Model-Based Block Clustering with EM Algorithm”
    Prabhani Kuruppumullage Don, Penn State
    11 a.m. to noon, Room CG628 at Hershey, with video to 519 Wartik Laboratory 

“Plant Diversity and the Predation of Herbivorous Insects: New Twists on the Enemies Hypothesis”
    Cory Straub, Ursinus College
    11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 107 ASI Building
    Contact: John Tooker, 814-865-7082

“Is the Earth Rare?”
    James Kasting, Penn State
    Noon to 1 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, 814-865-0418

“What is Bacterial Virulence Gene Exactly? A Case Study in Erwinia Amylovora”
    Sara Atyeo, Penn State
    12:15 to 1:10 p.m., 112 Buckhout Laboratory
    Contact: Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, 814-865-7448

“From Topological Insulators to Majorana Fermions”
    Fan Zhang, University of Pennsylvania
    1 to 2 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
    Contact: Chaoxing Liu, 814-863-0016

“Epigenetic Landscapes”
    Susan Squier, Penn State
    3 to 5 p.m., 7A Sparks Building
    Contact: Paula Droege, 814-863-4842

“Development and Disintegration of Maya Political Systems in Response to Climate Change”
    Doug Kennet, Penn State
    4 to 5 p.m., 112 Walker Building
    Contact: Department of Geography, 814-865-4562

Saturday, Feb. 15

“Protecting the Earth from Killer Asteroids”
    Rachel Stevenson, NASA
    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 February 05, 2014