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March 3, 2011

March 2011 Science Events at CCNY

 Dr. Jonathan Dordick, Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Jonathan Dordick, Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The City College of New York Division of Science announces 18 events for March featuring prominent scientists from across the United States speaking on their research.  All are free and open to the public, and are held in the Marshak Science Building, unless otherwise noted.  Listings of event times, speakers, topics and room numbers follow:

March 3, 3:30 p.m.: Physics colloquium, Dr. Andre Walker-Loud, Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory,“ QCD: The Most Perfect Physical Theory (until one wants to compute properties of matter),” room 418N.
 
March 7, 12 noon: Salzberg chemistry seminar series, Dr. Jonathan Dordick, Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, “Enzyme-Based Nanocomposites: Using Nature to Ward off Emerging Diseases,” room 1027.

March 7, 12 noon: Biology colloquium, Dr. Jason Kolbe, postdoctoral researcher, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, room 801.

March 9, 12 noon: Biochemistry seminar, Dr. Sandeep Patel, assistant professor of physical chemistry, University of Delaware, “Non-additive interaction models for simulations of biophysical systems,” room TBA.

March 9, 4 p.m.: Physics colloquium, Dr. Boris Spivak, professor of physics, University of Washington, topic TBA, room 418N.

March 10, 3:30 p.m.: Special colloquium, Dr. Brian Tiburzi, research scientist, Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, topic TBA, room 418N.

March 14, 12 noon: Salzberg chemistry seminar series, Dr. Shashi Karna, senior research scientist, U.S, Army Research Lab, Aberdeen, Md., “Electronics of Materials,” room 1027.

March 14, 12 noon: Biology colloquium, Dr. Eric Lai, associate member, Department of Developmental Biology, Sloan-Kettering Institute, “MicroRNAs: Biogenesis and Functions,” room 801.

March 16, 12 noon: Biochemistry seminar, Dr. David Case, professor of chemistry, Rutgers University, “Biomolecular Simulations Using Implicit Solvent Models,” room 1027.

March 17
, 3:30 p.m.: Special colloquium, Dr. Meifeng Lin, research associate, High Energy Theory Group, Department of Physics, Yale University, topic TBA, room 418N.
March 17-18: “Finitely Presented Solvable Groups Conference,” Steinman Auditorium.  More information at http://rio.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/caissny.org/fpsg2011.php.

March 21
, 12 noon: Biology Colloquium, Robert Cox, “Two Genders, One Genome: Sexual Dimorphism and the Resolution of Intralocus Conflict,” room TBA.

March 23, 8:30 a.m.: NMR Symposium, the Great Hall of Shepard Hall.  More information at http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/prospective/science/nmr/index.cfm.

March 28, 12 noon: Biology colloquium, Dr. Carmen Melendez-Vasquez, assistant professor of chemistry, Hunter College, topic TBA, room 801.

March 28, 12 noon: Salzberg chemistry seminar series, Dr. David Gosser, Professor of analytical chemistry, The City College of New York, “The PLTL Boost: A Critical Review of Research,” room 1027.

March 30, 12 noon: Biochemistry seminar, Dr. Robert Griffin, professor of chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Structure of an Amyloid Fibril from Solid-State NMR and Cryo-EM,” room 1027.

March 30, 4 p.m.: Physics colloquium, Anton Zellinger, professor of physics, University of Vienna, topic TBA, room TBA.

For information about future Division of Science events, visit its events calendar at http://forum.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/news-events/calendar-of-events.

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