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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 2004 Michigan State University
Seminars begin at 11:30 a.m.     Refreshments served at 11:15 a.m.

Seminars are in Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
(Exception this semester: the April 23 CBM Seminar is at 1:00 p.m. in Room 1415 BPS Bldg.)

Friday, January 23 Center for Biological Modeling Seminar
  John Marko, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Physics
  Micromechanical Study of DNA Organization from Protein-DNA Interactions to Whole Chromosomes
Friday, January 30 Campus Theory Seminar
  Bill Wedemeyer, Michigan State University, Departments of Biochemistry and Physics & Astronomy
  Folding Proteins on a Laptop
Friday, February 6 Engineering Seminar
  Christopher Ober, Cornell University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  Advances in Lithography: Taking Nanoscale Structures from Microelectronics to Biotechnology
Friday, February 13 Center for Biological Modeling Seminar
  So Hirata, William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  "Computational" Spectroscopy for Molecules and Polymers
Friday, February 20 Campus Theory Seminar
  Ethan Vishniac, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  Magnetic Fields in Stars and Galaxies: Dynamo Theory in the 21st Century
Friday, February 27 Engineering Seminar
  Michael Strano, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  Understanding and Exploiting the Surface Chemistry of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Friday, March 5 Center for Biological Modeling Seminar
  Peter Kuhn, Palo Alto Research Center, The Scripps Research Institute
  High-Throughput Biophysical Methods in Structural Proteomics and Drug Discovery
Friday, March 19 Campus Theory Seminar
  Turab Lookman, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theory Division
  Elasticity-Driven Nanoscale Texturing in Functional Materials
Friday, March 26 Engineering Seminar
  Bernd Gotsmann, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
  Nanoindentation of Polymers with Heated Tips: Data Storage Applications and Fun(damental) Science
Friday, April 2 Center for Biological Modeling Seminar
  Stephen Harvey, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Biology
  Molecular Modeling Approaches to Understanding Viral Assembly
Friday, April 9 Campus Theory Seminar
  Ned Wingreen, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
  E. Coli's Division Decision: Modeling Min-Protein Oscillations
Friday, April 16 Engineering Seminar
  Eric Amis, NIST Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Polymers Division
  Exploiting the Innovators Dilemma: New Paradigms in Polymer Science
Friday, April 23 at 1:00 pm in 1415 BPS Bldg.
  (note different time and room)
Center for Biological Modeling Seminar
  Wah Chiu, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  Electron Cryomicroscopy of Macromolecular Complex
Friday, April 30 Campus Theory Seminar
  Mark Newman, University of Michigan, Department of Physics
  Large-Scale Structure of Social and Biological Networks

Seminar Organizers:
Engineering Seminars:
Michael E. Mackay, Chemical Engineering & Material Science mackay@msu.edu
Center for Biological Modeling Seminars:
Michael Feig, Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology feig@msu.edu
Campus Theory Seminars:
Phillip M. Duxbury, Physics & Astronomy duxbury@pa.msu.edu

Further information on these seminars are at:
http://www.pa.msu.edu/seminars/ctss/ and http://biomodel.msu.edu/SeminarSeries.htm

Prior semesters: Fall 2001;   Spring 2001;   Fall 2002;   Spring 2003;   Fall 2003