Past Events

April 14, 2018

Title: Exploring the Sounds of Our Solar System

Speaker: Robert Alexander, Sonification Specialist, Astronomy, University of Michigan

Free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, 14 Apr 2018, 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium

April 14, 2018

Title: Nuclear Science From a Whole New Angle

Speaker: Zachary Constan, Outreach Coordinator, Cyclotron, MSU

Free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, 14 Apr 2018, 2:15 – 2:45 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium

April 14, 2018

Title: Tour the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

Arranged by: Zachary Constan, Outreach Coordinator, Cyclotron, MSU

Free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, 14 Apr 2018, 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Location: NSCL (Cyclotron Building, look for the flag)

April 13, 2018

Speaker: Yuanfeng Guan, Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, University of Michigan

Title: Machine Learning: From Genomics to Images

Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

April 12, 2018

Speaker:  Martin Savage, University of Washington

Title: Quantum Chromodynamics in the Exascale Era with the Emergence of Quantum Computing

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

April 10, 2018

Title: Science of Star Wars

Speaker: Shannon Schmoll, Director, Abrams Planetarium, MSU

Free and open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium Sky Theatre

April 10, 2018

Title: An Elegant Weapon: How to Build a Lightsaber

Speaker: Casey Cavanaugh, Cinematographer, Visual Arts, Independent

Free and open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium Exhibit Hall

April 6, 2018

Speaker: Sangbae Kim, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title: Bio Inspired Robotics – MIT Cheetah Robot: A New Design Paradigm for Physical Interaction

Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

April 5, 2018

Speaker:  Rebecca Surman, University of Notre Dame

Title:  The Astrophysical Origins of the Heaviest Elements

Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

March 30, 2018

Speaker:  Sara Roccabianca, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University

Title: Inter-constituent interaction in soft biological tissues: What do cells really feel?

Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

March 29, 2018

Speaker:  Roberto Abraham, University of Toronto

Title:  Early Results from the Dragonfly Telephoto Array

Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

March 22, 2018

Speaker:  Lawrence Weinstein, Old Dominion University

Title: Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on a Cocktail Napkin

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

March 16, 2018

Speaker: Richard Bonneau, Director, NYU Center for Data Science, Biology and Computer Science, New York University

Title: Modeling to interpret genomes (via protein structure and function) and networks (via network inference and modeling)

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

March 15, 2018

Title: "Astronomical Horizons" Lecture: Michigan's Extraterrestrial Visitors
Speaker: Craig Whitford, Abrams Planetarium Meteorite Collection Coordinator

Free and open to the public.

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018, 7:30 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium

March 15, 2018

Speaker:  Kate Scholberg, Duke University

Title:  CEvNS and NINs: Observation of Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering by COHERENT

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

February 23, 2018

Speaker: Amit Singer, Princeton University

Title: Mathematics for Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

February 16, 2018

Speaker: Aaditya Rangan, Courant Institue of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Title: Covariate-Corrected Low-Rank Biclustering Methods for Gene-Expression and GWAS Data

Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

February 15, 2018

Title: The Night Sky, Animated: Our Dramatically Improving View of the Violent, Variable Universe
Speaker: Laura Chomiuk, Assistant Professor, MSU Astronomy & Astrophysics

Free and open to the public.

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 7:30 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium

February 15, 2018

Speaker:  Alan J. Weinstein, LIGO Lab, CalTech

Title: The Detection of Gravitational Waves by LIGO and Virgo: astrophysical implications

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

February 15, 2018

Note special location and time.

Speaker: Claudio Kopper, University of Alberta

Title: Chasing Neutrinos in Antarctica with IceCube

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.