Science Seminars: April 21 to 25

Upcoming Penn State Science Seminars

Monday, April 21

“Dynamic Nature of Plant Volatile Release in Response to Insect Herbivory”
James Tumlinson, Penn State
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Michael Axtell, 814-867-0241814-867-0241

“Symbolic Dynamics for Three-Dimensional Flows with Positive Entropy (Joint Work with Y. Lima)”
Omri Sarig, Weizmann Institute of Science
3:35 to 5:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527814-865-7527

“Imagenomics: Visualizing Native DNA Sequences in Living Cells”
Bo Huang, University of California at San Francisco
4 to 5 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
Contact: Lu Bai, 814-863-4824814-863-4824

“IGC Colloquium: Beyond the Standard Model of Cosmology”
Bhuvnesh Jain, University of Pennsylvania
4 to 5:15 p.m., location to be announced

“Geisinger Obesity Institute: Linking Clinical Care to Cutting-Edge Translational Research”
Christopher D. Still, Geisinger Health Care System
4 to 5 p.m., 008 Mueller Laboratory
Contact: Tammy Holtzinger, 814-865-3448814-865-3448

Tuesday, April 22

“Understanding Protein Clusters in Concentrated Solutions”
Yun Liu, University of Delaware
10 to 11 a.m., 301 Steidle Building
Contact: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 814-865-4992814-865-4992

“On Ergodicity of Geodesic Flows and Nondense Orbits of Certain Partially Hyperbolic Systems”
Weisheng Wu, Advisers: Federico Rodriguez-Herts and Anatole Katok, Penn State
10 a.m. to noon, 144 Fenske Laboratory
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527814-865-7527

“A Polymer Physics Approach to Forest Biomaterials: From the Plant Cell Wall to Nanocellulose and Phenolic Polymers”
Marie-Pierre G. Laborie, University of Freiburg
10 to 10:50 a.m., 14 Life Sciences Building
Contact: Nicole R. Brown, 814-865-7423814-865-7423

“(title to be announced)”
Tony Pantev, University of Pennsylvania
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527814-865-7527

“(title to be announced)”
Sankha Basu, Penn State
2:30 to 3:45 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527814-865-7527

“Resolving the Complex Organization of Human Genome Using SMRT Sequencing Technology ”
Evan Eichler, University of Washington
3 to 4 p.m., 117 HUB (John Bill Freeman Auditorium)
Contact: Arkarachai Fungtammasan

“CAMP Seminar: Quantum Fluids 3He and 4He: Dynamics and New Phase Transitions”
Eckhard Krotscheck, University of Buffalo SUNY
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Milton Cole, 814-863-0165814-863-0165

“Markov Partitions for Three-Dimensional Flows with Positive Entropy, I”
Omri Sarig, Weizmann Institute of Science
3:30 to 6 p.m., 216 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527814-865-7527

“Modeling Chance and Determinism in Biogeography”
Robert Colwell, University of Connecticut
4 to 5 p.m., 100 Life Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium) and Live Stream
Contact: David Watts, 814-863-8162814-863-8162

“Great Steps in the History of Life: The Origin of Limbed Vertebrates”
Ted Daeschler, The Academy of Natural Sciences
4 to 5 p.m., 22 Deike Building
Contact: Department of Geosciences, 814-865-7394814-865-7394

Wednesday, April 23

“Deconstructing the Functional Heterogeneity of Anti-viral T Cells”
Allan Zajac, University of Alabama
11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696814-865-7696

“Redox and ER Stress Signaling in Lung Diseases ”
Vikas Anathy, University of Vermont
11 a.m. to noon, W201 Millennium Science Complex
Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696814-865-7696

“Severe Weather and Climate Change”
Jeff Trapp, Purdue University
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 529 Walker Building
Contact: Earth & Environmental Systems Institute, 814-865-0478814-865-0478

“Spectral Curves of Constant Mean Curvature Tori”
Emma Carberry, University of Sydney
12:05 to 1:20 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527814-865-7527

“Global Weirding”
EMS Library Film Series
12:15 to 1:15 p.m., 105 Deike Building
Contact: EMS Library, 814-863-7073814-863-7073

“The P2X7-Pannexin Complex is Involved in Plasmodium Falciparum Merozoite Egress From Erythrocytes”
Ronnie Childs, Penn State 
2 to 3 p.m., 301D Life Sciences Building
Contact: Liwang Cui, 814-863-7663814-863-7663

“Possible Effects of Anthropogenically Enhanced Global Radiative Forcing on Severe Thunderstorm Frequency and Intensity”
Jeff Trapp, Purdue University
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Walker Building
Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-865-8566814-865-8566

“Teaching Across the Broad STEM Education Spectrum”
Tim Slater, University of Wyoming
3:45 to 4:45 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 814-865-0418814-865-0418

“Neocortical Dynamics: From Mechanism to Meaning”
Christopher Moore, Brown University
4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory with Video to Hershey COM Room CG623
Contact: Kevin Alloway, 814-867-6413814-867-6413

“Weathering the Snowball: Insights and Implications from Re-Os Geochronology”
Alan Rooney, Harvard University
4 to 5 p.m., 22 Deike Building
Contact: Department of Geosciences, 814-865-7394814-865-7394

Thursday, April 24

“Ants and The Evolution of Collective Behavior”
Deborah Gordon, Stanford University
11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science Complex
Contact: Eleanore Sternberg

“Elucidating the Role of a New Binding Partner of βHeavy-Spectrin in Cell Polarity and Endocytosis”
Kristen Browder, Penn State 
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
Contact: Graham Thomas, 814-863-0718814-863-0718

“The Generator Problem for C*-Algebras”
Hannes Thiel, University of Copenhagen
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527814-865-7527

“String Theory on Elliptic Curves: Topology, Algebraic Geometry, and Physics”
Jonathan Rosenberg, University of Maryland
3:35 to 4:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527814-865-7527

“Colloquium: A Tale of Two Valence Electrons: Quantum Degenerate Gases of Atomic Strontium”
T. C. Killian, Rice University
4 to 5 p.m., 117 Osmond Laboratory
Contact: David Weiss, 814-863-3076814-863-3076

Friday, April 25

“The Challenges of Clinical Research Today: Bringing Novel Medical Therapies to The Health Care Practitioner While Also Demonstrating Improvements in The Standard of Care”
Dion Zappe, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 127 Noll Laboratory

“Molecular Analysis of Insecticide Resistance in Beetles and Bugs”
Reddy Palli, University of Kentucky
11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 107 ASI Building
Contact: Kelli Hoover/Gary Felton, 814-863-6369814-863-6369

“Hydrodynamics and Collective Behavior of the Tethered Bacterium Thiovulum Majus”
Alexander Petroff, Rockefeller University
Noon to 1 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527814-865-7527

“Climate and Tree Growth: Implications for Species Distribution and Biodiversity in the Central Appalachians”
Christy Rollinson, Penn State 
12:20 to 1 p.m., 106 Forest Resources Building
Contact: Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, 814-865-4237814-865-4237

“Climate Change: Implications for Local and Regional Food Systems”
Various speakers and institutions
2:00 to 3:30 p.m., Webinar: http://aese.psu.edu/nercrd/news/2014/climate-change-webinar
Contact: Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, 814-863-4656814-863-4656

“A Saddle-Point Formulation And Finite Element Method For The Stefan Problem With Surface Tension”
Shawn Walker, Louisiana State University
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 216 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527814-865-7527

“The Smoluchowskii-Kramers Approximation and the Large Deviation Principle for SPDEs”
Sandra Cerrai, University of Maryland, College Park, and University of Florence, Italy
3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527814-865-7527

“Our Vision for the Mine of the Future”
Edward (Ted) L. Doheny II, Joy Global Inc.
4 to 5 p.m., 22 Deike Building
Contact: Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, 814-865-2273814-865-2273

“The Health of Corals in Our Modern Oceans”
Ilianna Baums, Penn State 
4 to 5 p.m., 112 Walker Building
Contact: Department of Geography , 814-865-4562814-865-4562

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

Last Updated April 19, 2014