Traditionally distinct scientific disciplines are merging to create new opportunities. Share the excitement and challenge through seminars and discussions with nationally recognized pioneers in science at the edge.

Seminars included on this schedule are in these three series:
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Engineering Seminars, and Quantitative Biology & Modeling Seminars.

Spring Semester 2011 Michigan State University
Seminars begin at 11:30 a.m. Fridays,  with refreshments served at 11:15 a.m.

Seminars are in Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building (unless noted otherwise)

Friday, January 14 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Mark Stockman, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University
  Nanoplasmonics: Citius, Minimius, Fortius!
Friday, January 21 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  David Lambert, Delphi Corporation
  New Technology to Stop Drunk Drivers from Driving
Friday, January 28 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Bruno Nachtergaele, Dept. Mathematics, University of California-Davis
  Gapped Phases of Quantum Spin Systems (towards a qualitative theory of gapped ground states)
Friday, February 4 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Vincent Voelz, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
  Coupling Theory and Experiment to Tame the Complexity of Protein Folding
Friday, February 11 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Phillip Colella, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  Models, Algorithms, and Software: Tradeoffs in the Design of High-performance Computational Simulations in Science and Engineering
Friday, February 18 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Joan Conaway, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO
  The Mediator of RNA Polymerase II Transcription: Links to Transcription Elongation and Leukemogenesis
Friday, February 25 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Hashim Al-Hashimi, Departments of Chemistry & Biophysics, Univ. of Michigan
  The Nucleic Acid Dance Visualized at Atomic Resolution
Friday, March 4 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Thomas Meade, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
  The Coordination Chemistry of Signal Amplification and Targeting for MR Probe Development
Friday, March 18 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Chun Liu, Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University
  Energetic Variational Approaches in the Modeling of Ionic Solutions and Ion Channels
Friday, March 25 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Gail Fanucci, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
  Probing HIV-1 Protease Conformational Sampling with Pulsed EPR Spectroscopy
Friday, Aprll 1 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
    *  CANCELLED  * 
  Sunney Xie, Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Blology, Harvard University
  Life at the Single Molecule Level
Friday, April 8 Engineering Seminar
  Arul Jayaraman, Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  Inter-Kingdom Signaling in the GI Tract: There is a lot of talking going on...
Friday, April 15 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Hashim Al-Hashimi, Departments of Chemistry & Biophysics, Univ. of Michigan
  The Nucleic Acid Dance Visualized at Atomic Resolution
Friday, April 22 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Carol L. Farr, Joint Center for Structural Genomics and Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
  Structured Salvage of Failed Pfam Families from the Protein Structure Initiative: Strategy, Struggles and Successes
Friday, April 29 Engineering Seminar
  Harvey Blanch, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California-Berkeley
  Renewable Fuels - A Challenge for Technology or for Policy?

Seminar Organizers:
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars:
Lisa Lapidus, Physics & Astronomy lapidus@pa.msu.edu
Jeffrey Schenker, Mathematics jeffrey@math.msu.edu
Engineering Seminars:
Christina Chan, Chemical Engineering & Material Science krischan@egr.msu.edu
Quantitative Biology & Modeling Seminars:
David Arnosti, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease arnosti@msu.edu
David Weliky, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease weliky@chemistry.msu.edu

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