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Seminars included on this schedule are in these three series: Campus Theory Seminars, Center for Biological Modeling Seminars, and Engineering Seminars. A very nice poster of this schedule is available in PDF and PostScript formats.


Spring Semester 2001 Michigan State University
Seminars begin at 11:30 a.m.     Refreshments served at 11:15 a.m.

Friday, January 12 Room 224 Physics-Astronomy Building
  Ned Wingreen, NEC Research Institute, Princeton University
  Designability of Protein Structures
 
Friday, January 19 Room 208 Biochemistry Building
  Chris Adami, California Institute of Technology
  Evolution in Digital Organisms
 
Friday, January 26 Room 1281 Anthony Hall, Engineering Building
  Don Brenner, North Carolina State University
  Atomistic Modeling of the Inorganic and Organic Carbon World
 
Friday, February 2 Room 224 Physics-Astronomy Building
  Walter Whiteley, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  Rigidity of Molecular Structures
 
Friday, February 9 * Room 224 Physics-Astronomy Building *
  Gunter Wagner, Yale University
  The Evolution of Mutational Robustness: Opportunities from Constraints
 
Friday, February 16 Room 224 Physics-Astronomy Building
  Albert-László Barabási, Notre Dame University
  Nineteen Degrees of Separation: The Topological Structure of the WWW
 
Friday, February 23 Room 208 Biochemistry Building
  Charles Taylor, University of California, Los Angeles
  Population Structure of the Malaria Vector, Anopheles Gambiae, in Mali, West Africa
 
Friday, March 2 Room 1281 Anthony Hall, Engineering Building
  Jim Davidson, Vanderbilt University
  Applying Diamond Films
 
Friday, March 16 Room 1281 Anthony Hall, Engineering Building
  Giles Brereton, Michigan State University
  Oxygenation by Liquid Infusion in Medicine/Environment
 
Friday, March 23 Room 224 Physics-Astronomy Building
  Tien Yien Li, Michigan State University
  Solving Polynomial Systems
 
Friday, March 30 Room 1208 Engineering Building
(changed from Room 1281 Anthony Hall, Engineering Building)
  Mehmet Toner, Harvard University
  Hepatic Tissue Engineering
 
Friday, April 6 Room 208 Biochemistry Building
  Gloria Elliott, Michigan State University
  Death by Freezing: Thermophysical Response of Tissues to Low Temperatures
 
Friday, April 13 Room 224 Physics-Astronomy Building
  Erik Demaine, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  Folding and Unfolding Linkages, Paper, and Polyhedra
 
Friday, April 20 Room 208 Biochemistry Building
  Bruce Tidor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  Solvation Effects on Protein Folding, Binding and Design: Exploring the Electrostatic Balance
 
Friday, April 27 Room 208 Biochemistry Building
  Régis Pomès, University of Toronto
  Modeling Proton and Water Movement in Proteins
 
Friday, May 4 Room 224 Physics-Astronomy Building
  Samir Hanash, University of Michigan
  Operomics: Integrating Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics
    

* NOTE: The seminar on February 9, 2001 is part of the Center for Biological Modeling Seminar series, but will be held in Room 224 Physics-Astronomy Building for scheduling reasons.

Seminar Organizers:
 
Campus Theory Seminar:    Room 224 Physics-Astronomy Building
M. F. Thorpe, Physics & Astronomy thorpe@pa.msu.edu
 
Engineering Seminar:    Room 1281 Anthony Hall, Engineering Building
Virginia Ayres, Electrical & Computer Engineering ayresv@egr.msu.edu
John McGrath, Mechanical Engineering mcgrath@msu.edu
 
Center for Biological Modeling Seminar:    Room 208 Biochemistry Building
Shelagh Ferguson-Miller, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology fergus20@msu.edu
Charles Ofria, Center for Microbial Ecology ofria@msu.edu

Seminar details, including links to speaker homepages, are at:
http://www.pa.msu.edu/seminars/ctss/ and http://biomodel.msu.edu/SeminarSeries.htm