Science Seminars: April 21 to 25

April 18, 2014

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.

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