Science Seminars: April 28 to May 4

Upcoming Penn State Science Seminars

Monday, April 28

“MRSEC: Electronically Tunable Magnetism in 2-D Layered Materials”
Jun Zhu, Penn State
Noon to 1 p.m., S-5 Osmond Laboratory

“RNAi-Mediated Antiviral Immunity in Plants and Animals”
Shou-Wei Ding, University of California, Riverside
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Michael Axtell, 814-867-0241

“An Introduction to Current Problems in Modeling Cell Motility”
Hans G. Othmer, University of Minnesota
12:20 to 1:30 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“From Crawlers to Swimmers: Mathematical and Computational Problems in Cell Motility”
Hans G. Othmer, University of Minnesota
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Saving the Plant from a Chocolate Shortage: Mars Journey to Tackle the Main Devastating Cacao Diseases in Brazil and Around the World”
Jean-Phillippe Marelli, Mars Center for Cacao Science
3:30 to 5 p.m., 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Contact: Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, 814-865-7448

“Erwinia Amylovora Metabolism and Gene Expression Control Involved in Fire Blight Pathogens”
Laura Ramos-Sepulveda, Penn State
3:30 to 5 p.m., 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Contact: Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, 814-865-7448

“(title to be announced)”
Christian Wolf, The City College of New York
3:35 to 5:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“IGC Colloquium: The Bardeen-Petterson Effect in MHD or How Twisted Disks Straighten Out”
Julian Krolik, Johns Hopkins University
4 to 5:15 p.m., 320 Whitmore Laboratory

“Driving Disease Transmission Models with Climate Models...Angels or Fools?”
Andy Morse, University of Liverpool
4 to 5 p.m., 112 Walker Building
Contact: Earth System Science Center/EESI, 814-865-0478

“Beyond the Native State: Uncovering the Sequence Determinants of the Energy Landscape”
Susan Marqusee, University of California at Berkeley
4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Manuel Llinas, 814-867-3444

Tuesday, April 29

“The Regulation of Hippo Pathway”
Yaoting Deng, Penn State University
9:30 to 10:30 a.m., W201A Millennium Science Complex
Contact: Dr. Zhi-Chun Lai, 814-863-0479

“Thermoplastic Elastomers as Stimuli-Responsive Materials”
Richard Spontak, North Carolina State University
10 to 11 a.m., 301 Steidle Building
Contact: Polymer Physics/Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 814-865-4992

“(title to be announced)”
Camille Laurent-Gengux, Universite de Lorraine
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“(title to be announced)”
Mushfeq Khan, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2:30 to 3:45 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

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

“CAMP Seminar: Relaxation and Thermalization in Many-Body Quantum Systems: Role of the Initial State”
Lea Ferreira dos Santos, Yeshiva University - SCW
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Marcos Rigol, 814-865-2286

“Solar Energy Collection by Symbiotic Corals and the Reef Paradox”
Roberto Iglesias-Prieto, National Autonomous University of Mexico
4 to 5 p.m., 8 Mueller Laboratory
Contact: Erika Diaz Almeyda, 867-2985

Wednesday, April 30

“Chemical Looping Technology - Perspective and Prospect in Carbon Management”
L.-S. Fan, Ohio State University
10 to 11 a.m., C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory
Contact: EMS Energy Institute, 814-865-4575

“Burning in the Sun”
EMS Library Film Series
12:15 to 1:15 p.m., 105 Deike Building
Contact: EMS Library, 814-863-7073

“HEP Seminar: The IceCube Puzzle”
Markus Ahlers, Wisconsin IceCube Partical Astrophysics Center
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Peter Meszaros, 814-865-0418

“Deconstructing the Functional Heterogeneity of Anti-viral T Cells”
Allan Zajac, University of Alabama
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 101 Ag Sciences and Industries Building
Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

“Deconstructing the Functional Heterogeneity of Anti-Viral T Cells”
Allan Zajac, University of Alabama
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 101 Agriculture Science & Industry Bldg.
Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

“A New Shallow/Deep Convection Parameterization and its Preliminary Testing in WRF”
Aijun Deng, Penn State University
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Walker Building
Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-863-8566

“The Formation History of the Ultra-Faint Dwarf Galaxies”
Tom Brown, Space Telescope Science Institute
3:45 to 4:45 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 814-865-0418

Thursday, May 1

“Parabolic Equation with Transmission Condition”
Yajie Zhang, Advisers: Anna Mazzucato and Victor Nistor, Penn State
9 to 11 a.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Operando Methods for Characterization of Fuel Cell and Battery Materials”
Hector D. Abruña, Cornell University
10 to 11 a.m., 110 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Enrique Gomez, 814-867-3428

“Evolution and Ecology of Parasite-Induced Behavioral Alterations”
Janice Moore, Colorado State University
11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science Complex
Contact: Eleanore Sternberg

“Organismal Heme Homeostasis: Lessons from Bloodless Worms”
Iqbal Hamza, University of Maryland
11 a.m. to noon, 324 AG Science & Industries
Contact: Francisco Diaz, 814-865-1499

“Investigation of Injury Responses in the Peripheral Sensory Neurons of Fruitflies and Zebrafish”
Kavitha Rao, Penn State University
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
Contact: Melissa Rolls, 814-867-1395

“(title to be announced)”
Lance Edward Miller, University of Arkansas
11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Ken Reeves Memorial Weather Briefing”
Rich Grumm, S.C. National Weather Service Office
12:45 to 1:45 p.m., 606 Walker Building (Myers Weather Center)
Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-863-8566

“Asymptotic Theory of Finite Groups”
Efim Zelmanov, University of California, San Diego
3:35 to 4:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Colloquium: Quantum Gravity in the Sky? Inflation and String Theory after BICEP2”
Liam McAllister, Cornell University
4 to 5 p.m., 117 Osmond Laboratory
Contact: Sarah Shandera, 814-863-9595

Friday, May 2

“Range Shifts Under Climate Change: What Will Accelerated Warming Do?”
Joy Zhou, Ohio State University
Noon to 1 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“The Meteoroid Fluence at Mars Due to Comet Siding Spring”
Althea Moorhead, Marshall Space Flight Center
Noon to 1 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, 814-865-0418

“Capacity of the Northeast to Meet Human Dietary Needs and the Implications for Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems”
Christian Peters, Tufts University
12:20 to 1:20 p.m., 101 Ag Sciences and Industries Building
Contact: Penn State Sustainable Ag Working Group

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

Last Updated April 25, 2014