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Interdisciplinary Seminars


Interdisciplinary Seminars

The Physics Department is establishing a new series of colloquia of interdisciplinary nature, with funds kindly provided by President Coico's office. The colloquia will take place on selected Thursdays 12:30-2pm, that is, during the "club" hours reserved for departmental events, on days that we have no faculty or executive committee meetings.


FALL 2015

September 24, 2015
12:30 PM to 01:45 PM —MR418N

Gary Gladding
Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Reforming Introductory Physics Instruction at a Research University: The Illinois Experience"


October 15, 2015
12:30 PM to 01:45 PM —MR418N,
Roger Prince
ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences Inc.
"A biologist in the oil industry"


October 29, 2015
12:30 PM to 01:45 PM — MR418N,
Larry Abbott
Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
"Predictive Neural Circuits in the Fish and Fly"


November 19, 2015
12:30 PM to 01:45 PM — MR418N,
Alan Sokal
Professor of Physics, NYU and Professor of Mathematics, University College, London

“Physics envy in Psychology: a cautionary tale”



February 26, 2015
Emanuel Derman, "The Intelligent Physics Student’s Guide to Pricing and Hedging"


March 26, 2015
Michael Lubell, "Science in a Populist Era: Challenges and Opportunities"


April 23, 2015
Joseph Pimbley,  "Banking on Physics"


May 14, 2015
Dennis Overbye, "Adventures of a Dinosaur in a New Media World"