Past Events

November 9, 2017

Speaker: Nima Arkani-Hamed, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Title: “Towards a Common Origin For Quantum Mechanics and Spacetime”

Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2017, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

November 3, 2017

Speaker: Dimitri Kusnezov, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Title: “Computational Modeling in Physics”

Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2017, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: NSCL Lecture Hall 1200

November 3, 2017

Speaker:  John Ralston, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas

Title: “How to Find Gold in Data: If Any!”

Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2017, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

November 2, 2017

Speaker:  Laura Chomiuk, Michigan State University Department of Physics & Astronomy

Title: Rethinking the Fundamentals of Classical Nova Explosions

Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2017, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

October 27, 2017

Speaker: Sohini Ramachandran, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Center for Computational Molecular Biology, Brown University

Title: Causes and Consequences of Human Genomic Variation

Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

October 26, 2017

Speaker:  Peter Pesic, St. John's College, Santa Fe

Title:  Music and the Making of Modern Physics

Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

October 20, 2017

Speaker:  Neil Kane, Director, Undergraduate Entrepreneurship, Michigan State University

Title: Changing the World in Nine Easy Steps: Entrepreneurship in STEM

Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

October 19, 2017

Speaker: Shannon Schmoll, Director of Abrams Planetarium

Free and open to the public.

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017, 7:30 pm

Location: Abrams Planetarium

October 17, 2017

The MSU College of Natural Science will host the investiture of Dr. Chien-Peng “C.-P.” Yuan as Wu-Ki Tung Endowed Professor of Particle Physics on Tuesday, October 17 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 1415 of the Biomedical Physical Sciences Building (567 Wilson Rd., East Lansing, MI). There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony.

October 13, 2017

Speaker: Orly Alter, Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah

Title: Multi-Tensor Decompositions for Personalized Cancer Diagnostics and Prognostics

Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

October 12, 2017

Speaker:  David Poulson, Michigan State University School of Journalism

Title:  : Beyond journals: Communicating science to those who make the decisions and pay the bills

Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

October 6, 2017

Speaker:  Sunduz Keles, Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics and Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Title: Statistical data integration for genomic and epigenomic data

Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2017, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

October 5, 2017

Speaker:  Crystal Bailey, American Physical Society

Title:  Breaking the Myth of the "Non-Traditional" Physicist: The Real Story About Employment for Physics Graduates

Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2017, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

September 29, 2017

Speaker:  James Bardwell, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, University of Michigan

Title: Watching a Chaperone Fold a Protein at High Resolution

Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2017, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

September 28, 2017

Speaker:  Wolfgang Bauer, Michigan State University

Title:  The Physics of Green Energy – Parking Long Solar Panel Project

Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

September 22, 2017

Speaker:  Insoo Hyun, Department of Bioethics, Director of the CWRU Stem Cell Ethics Center, Case Western Reserve University

Title: Ethics at the Edge of Science: Biomedical Ethics of Genome Engineering

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

September 21, 2017

Speaker:  John Ralston, University of Kansas

Title:  How Fundamental are YOUR Constants?

Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

September 15, 2017

Speaker:  Pankaj Metha, Department of Physics, Boston University

Title: Understanding Emergent Behaviors in Biology: From Cell Fate to Microbial Ecosystems

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

September 14, 2017

The MSU College of Natural Science will host the investiture of Dr. Johannes Pollanen as Jerry Cowen Chair of Experimental Physics on Thursday, September 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 1400 of the Biomedical Physical Sciences Building (567 Wilson Rd., East Lansing, MI). There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony.

R.S.V.P. acceptances only by September 11, 2017 to Sara Ford at fordsar2@msu.edu or (517) 884-0290

September 7, 2017

Speaker:  Julie Posselt, University of Southern California

Title:  Inclusive Graduate Education: Linking Recruitment, Admissions, and Retention Practices for Equitable Access and Wellbeing 

Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2017, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.