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Events for February 2013

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  1. Week of January 27, 2013

    1. Friday, February 1, 2013

      1. All DayCSL Student Conference
        CSL Auditorium (B02)
      2. 11:00 amDr. Jerry Vaske
      3. 12:00 pmAJ Julius, UCLA
        Three Easy Questions of Global Justice
        Reading Room, Levis Faculty Center
      4. 1:00 pmDavid Cahill, MatSE Department, University of Illinois
        Condensed Matter Physics Seminar
      5. 1:00 pm

        Prof David Cahill -
        Head - Dept of Materials Science and Engineering - University of Illinois


        Condensed Matter Seminar: eXtremes of Heat Conduction in Materials

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      6.  NO CPLC SEMINAR - Biophysical Society Annual Meeting
  2. Week of February 3, 2013

    1. Monday, February 4, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmStefanos Katsikas, Linguistics, Director of Modern Greek Studies Program, U of I
        EUC Lecture Series: Greece's Opening to the Soviet Bloc in the Early 1970s: A Conscious Diplomatic Strategy?
        Lucy Ellis Lounge 1080 Foreign Languages Bldg. 707 S. Mathews Urbana, IL
      2. 12:00 pmCharles Reichhardt (Los Alamos)
        ICMT Seminar: "Pattern Formation from Competing Interactions: Implications for Soft and Hard Condensed Matter Systems"
        190 ESB
      3. 4:00 pm - 4:50 pmDoug Williams, Biofuels Industry Analyst
        Intersection Between Technology, Business Models, and Public Policy in the Emerging Advanced Biofuels Industry
        Monsanto Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
      4. 4:00 pmBryan Wong, Materials Chemistry Department, Sandia National Laboratories
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    2. Tuesday, February 5, 2013

      1. 11:00 amGil Young Cho (Berkeley)
        Special ICMT Seminar: "Superconductivity of doped Weyl semimetals: finite-momentum pairing and an electronic analog of He3-A phase"
        190 ESB
      2. 4:00 pmAstrophysics Colloquium: Brandon Kelly, Dpt. of Physics, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara: "Investigating Astronomical Populations in the Era of Data-Intensive Astronomy"
      3. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, February 6, 2013

      1. 10:00 amPhilippe Di Francesco
        Mathematics/Physics Seminar "Discrete Integrable systems: examples from physics and combinatorics"
        464 Loomis
      2. 12:00 pmRoman Gold (University of Illinois)
        Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar: "Pulsar Glitches and Neutron Star Crusts"
        464 Loomis
      3. 4:00 pmProfessor Tony Liss, Physics Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
        Physics Colloquium, "After the Higgs'"
        141 Loomis
    4. Thursday, February 7, 2013

      1. 2:00 pmJonathan Fan, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois
        MatSE Special Seminar
        280 Materials Research Laboratory
      2. 4:00 pmJoaquin Vieira
        Astrophysics Colloquium: Joaquin Vieira, Dpt. of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology: "The Millimeter Sky"
        134 Astronomy
      3. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      4. 4:00 pmTodd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University
        MillerComm2013-Gitlin
        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois
      5. 4:00 pmTodd Gitlin
        Social Media May be Media but They are Not a Society
        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
    5. Friday, February 8, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmSister Mary Ellen Lacy
        Nuns on the Bus, Sister Mary Ellen Lacy
        Lazter Hall, University YMCA
      2. 1:00 pm

        Prof Sergey Frolov -
        Dept of Physics and Astronomy - University of Pittsburgh


        Condensed Matter Seminar: Signatures of Majorana fermions in hybrid superconductor-semiconductor nanowire devices

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      3. 2:00 pm

        John van Noort, Physics of Life Processes, Leiden University, The Netherlands


        CPLC Seminar: "Unraveling chromatin structure using single molecule force spectroscopy"
        464 Loomis
      4. 3:30 pmSophia Rudorf, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
        MatSE Special Seminar
        280 Materials Research Laboratory
  3. Week of February 10, 2013

    1. Monday, February 11, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmDam Thanh Son (University of Chicago)
        ICMT Seminar: "The geometry of the quantum Hall effect"
        190 ESB
      2. 12:00 pmNoreen Sugrue, WGGP
        Morocco: A Country of Contradictions
        101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign
      3. 3:00 pmDr. Jeremy C. Smith, U of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN
        Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group 'Computational molecular biophysics for renewable energy, environmental science and drug design'
        3269 Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave
      4. 4:00 pmAli Khademhosseini, Harvard Medical School
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      5. 4:00 pm - 4:50 pmTim Slating, Regulatory Associate at EBI and Adjunct Professor at College of Law, U of I
        The Federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): History, Overview, and Current Issues
        Monsanto Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
    2. Tuesday, February 12, 2013

      1. 10:00 am

        Waseem Bakr


        Special QI/AMO Seminar: Condensed Matter Physics with Ultracold Atoms - from Mott Insulators to Topological Superfluids
        280 MRL
      2. 3:00 pmDr. Tih-Fen Ting - University of Illinois Springfield
      3. 4:00 pmRyan Foley
        Astrophysics Colloquium: Ryan Foley, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University: "Improving Dark Energy Measurements through a Detailed Understanding of Supernova Physics"
        134 Astronomy
      4. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, February 13, 2013

      1. 10:00 amMichael Stone (Illinois, Dept. of Physics)
        Mathematics/Physics Seminar "Matrix Models and Tau functions"
        464 Loomis
      2. 12:00 pmProf. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer
        CSE Seminar - "Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Energy Conversion Processes: Insights from Theory and Computation"
        2240 Digital Computer Laboratory
      3. 12:00 pmZach Etienne (University of Illinois)
        Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar: "Can black hole-neutron star binary mergers produce gamma ray bursts?"
        464 Loomis
      4. 4:00 pmCarl A. Gunter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
        ITI Trust & Security Seminar
        2405 Siebel Center
      5. 4:00 pmProfessor Steve Pollock, Physics Department, University of Colorado, Boulder
        Physics Colloquium, "A research-validated approach to transforming upper-division E&M"
        141 Loomis
    4. Thursday, February 14, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmDr. Fredrik Grondahl - Associate Professor at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
        Sustainability Seminar series - Sustainable Use of Algae Biomass for a Swedish Bio-based Economy
        Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
      2. 4:00 pmMatthew Walker
        Astrophysics Colloquium: Matthew Walker, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University: "Galactic Dynamics and the Nature of Dark Matter"
        134 Astronomy
      3. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    5. Friday, February 15, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmAlia Bilal
        Inner-City Muslim Action Network, Alia Bilal
        Lazter Hall, University YMCA
      2. 1:00 pm

        Prof Jiangping Hu -
        Dept of Physics - Purdue


        Condensed Matter Seminar: Iron Based Superconductors As Odd Parity Superconductors

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      3. 5:00 pmWGGP 2013-14 Multidisciplinary Awards Deadline
  4. Week of February 17, 2013

    1. Monday, February 18, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm

        Shiwei Zhang  (William & Mary)


        ICMT Seminar: Computing electron correlation effects: an auxiliary-field perspective
        190 ESB
      2. 3:00 pm

        Kang-Kuen Ni


        Special QI/AMO Seminar: New Prospects for Cold Molecular Physics
        280 MRL
      3. 4:00 pm - 4:50 pmLiz Woods, Manager - R&D Fundamentals, Virent
        Direct Replacement Fuels and Aromatic Chemicals from Biomass
        Monsanto Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
      4. 4:00 pmHugh Hillhouse, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    2. Tuesday, February 19, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmInaugural Lewin Lecture - Structural Variation, Disease and the Evolution of the Human Genome
        612 IGB, 1206 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana
      2. 2:00 pmDanny Perez, Los Alamos National Laboratory
        MatSE Special Seminar
        280 Materials Research Laboratory
      3. 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmAndrew VanLoocke, USDA Agriculture Research Service
        Regional Scale Hydrologic Implications of Land Use and Global Change for the Midwestern U.S.

        Room 201, Water Survey Research Center (map)
        2204 Griffith Drive, Champaign, IL

      4. 4:00 pmAstrophysics Colloquium: NO COLLOQUIUM
      5. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, February 20, 2013

      1. 10:00 amMaarten Bergvelt
        Mathematics/Physics Seminar "Toda Lattice and Q-system Cluster Algebras"
        464 Loomis
      2. 12:00 pmProf. Andrew Ferguson, Material Science and Engineering
        CSE Seminar - "Machine Learning and Biology: Folding paths and Fitness Landscapes"
        2240 Digital Computer Laboratory
      3. 12:00 pmMani Morampudi (University of Illinois)
        Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar: "Magnetic field reversals in dynamos"
        464 Loomis
      4. 1:00 pm

        Professor Masahiro Hotta (Tohuku University)


        Special QI/AMO Seminar: Quantum Energy Teleportation

        280 MRL

      5. 4:00 pmJay P. Kesan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
        ITI Trust & Security Seminar
        2405 Siebel Center
      6. 4:00 pmMarkus Aspelmeyer, University of Vienna
        Physics Colloquium, "Quantum Optomechanics"
        141 Loomis Lab
    4. Thursday, February 21, 2013

      1. 11:00 am

        Chris Varney (University of Massachusetts)


        Special ICMT Seminar: Topological Phase Transitions

        190 ESB

      2. 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmBenjamin Ruddell, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Arizona State University
        Mapping and Managing Water Scarcity in the Great Lakes Region

        Room 201, Water Survey Research Center (map)
        2204 Griffith Drive, Champaign, IL

      3. 2:00 pmJessica Krogstad, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
        MatSE Special Seminar
        280 Materials Research Laboratory
      4. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      5. 4:00 pmTheodore Gerber
        New Directions in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia - Divided Historical Memory among Youth in Estonia: Sources of Ideational Cleavage
        101 International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth Street, Champaign
    5. Friday, February 22, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmKim Bobo
        Kim Bobo, Founder and Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice
        Lazter Hall, University YMCA
      2. 1:00 pm

        Prof Ryan T Gordon -
        Dept of Physics - Western Illinois University


        Condensed Matter Seminar: Superconducting gap studies of iron-based superconductors from London penetration depth measurements

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      3. 2:00 pm

        Aubrey Weigel, School of Biomedical Engineering (Krapf Lab), Colorado State University, Fort Collins


        CPLC Seminar: "Characterizing the diffusional behavior and trafficking pathways of KV2.1 using single particle tracking in live cells"
        464 Loomis
  5. Week of February 24, 2013

    1. Monday, February 25, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmMisha Stephanov (Univ. of Illinois, Chicago)
        ICMT Seminar: "Chiral Kinetic Theory"
        190 ESB
      2. 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmAjay Kalra, Postdoctoral Fellow, Desert Research Institute
        Association of Oceanic-Atmospheric Oscillations and Hydroclimatic Variables in the Colorado River Basin

        Room 201, Water Survey Research Center (map)
        2204 Griffith Drive, Champaign, IL

      3. 4:00 pm - 4:50 pmGina Clapper, Technical Specialist, American Oil Chemists' Society
        International Standards Development Regarding Biofuels
        Monsanto Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
      4. 4:00 pmSarah Heilshorn, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    2. Tuesday, February 26, 2013

      1. 3:00 pmDr. Christine Bertz
        1816 S. Oak St Champaign, IL
      2. 4:00 pmAstrophysics Colloquium: Andrew N. Youdin, JILA, University Colorado: "The Origin of Planetesimals"
        134 Astronomy
      3. 4:00 pm   Reception immediately following in the CLSL-A AtriumDr. Ann E. Weber, Vice President and Discovery Chemistry Site Head , Merck Research Laboratories
        SYLVIA STOESSER LECTURE: Dr. Ann E. Weber, Merck Research, "Adventures in Drug Discovery: Development of JANUVIA' for Type 2 Diabetes"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      4. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, February 27, 2013

      1. 10:00 amMichael Gekhtman,(Notre-Dame, Dept. of Mathematics)
        Mathematics/Physics Seminar "Higher pentagram maps, cluster algebras and networks on surfaces"
        464 Loomis
      2. 12:00 pmRichard O'Shaughnessy (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
        Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar: "Gravitational wave astrophysics with merging compact binaries"
        464 Loomis
      3. 4:00 pmProfessor David Kohlstedt, University of Minnesota
        Physics Colloquium,Simmons Lecture "Shearing Melt Out of the Earth: The Coupling between Rock Deformation and Melt Transport"
        141 Loomis
    4. Thursday, February 28, 2013

      1. 11:00 am

        Dr. Bryan Clark (Station Q)


        Special ICMT Seminar: "Frustrated Magnetism in Materials with Kagome Lattices"

        190 ESB

      2. 12:00 pmDzodzi Tsikata: 'Transnational Large-Scale Land Transactions, the Disappearing Commons and Livelihood Insecurities in Ghana: A Gender Perspective'
        Heritage Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin, Urbana, IL 61801
      3. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmRob Martin and Hans Detweiler - Clean Line Energy Partners, LLC, Chicago, Illinois
        Sustainability Seminar series - Rock Island Clean Line - Bringing Wind Energy to the Eastern U.S.
        Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
      4. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building