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Events for March 2013

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  1. Week of February 24, 2013

    1. Friday, March 1, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmMegan Sweeney, Professor of Sociology at UCLA
        Megan Sweeney
        TBA
      2. 12:00 pmRev. Alexander Sharp
        Rev. Alexander Sharp, Executive Director Emeritus of Protestants for the Common Good
        Lazter Hall, University YMCA
      3. 1:00 pm

        Prof Andrey Chubukov -
        Dept of Physics - University of Wisconsin


        Condensed Matter Seminar: Time-reversal symmetry breaking superconductivity in Fe-pnictides with only electron or only hole pockets

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      4. 1:00 pm   (Central Time)

        Henry (Hank) S. Kenchington, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy


        TCIPG Seminar: Smart Grid - Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from Deploying Over 11 Million Smart Meters
        NCSA Auditorium, University of Illinois | Webcast
      5. 1:30 pmMegan Sweeney, Professor of Sociology, UCLA
        U.S. Contraceptive Use in Comparative Perspective
        3057 Lincoln Hall
      6. 2:00 pm

        Justin Kinney, Quantitative Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY


        CPLC Seminar: "Using DNA sequencing to characterize the biophysics of transcriptional regulation"
        464 Loomis
      7. 4:00 pmLynne Rudder Baker, Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
        MillerComm2013-Baker
        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois
  2. Week of March 3, 2013

    1. Monday, March 4, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmRafael Fernandes (Minnesota)
        ICMT Seminar: "Manifestations of electronic nematic degrees of freedom in the high-temperature iron-based superconductors"
        190 ESB
      2. 12:00 pmMiriam Cooke (Duke University)
      3. 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmDi Long, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin
        Satellite Remote Sensing in Water Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering

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

      4. 4:00 pm - 4:50 pmRod Weinzierl, Executive Director, Illinois Corn Marketing Board
        Ethanol: Past, Present and Future
        Monsanto Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
      5. 4:00 pm

        Lindsay LeBlanc


        Special QI/AMO Seminar: Engineering dispersion relationships for ultracold atoms
        280 MRL
    2. Tuesday, March 5, 2013

      1. 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmRyan Sriver, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
        Confronting Uncertainties in Climate Projections

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

      2. 4:00 pmAstrophysics Colloquium: No Colloquium
        134 Astronomy
      3. 4:00 pmJon Orwant, Research manager, Google
        CAS Initiative-Culture as Data: Social Spaces on the Internet-Orwant
        Coordinated Science Laboratory, Room B02, Auditorium; 1308 W. Main, Urbana
      4. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      5. 7:30 pmTimothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History, Yale University
        MillerComm2013-Snyder
        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois
    3. Wednesday, March 6, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmBen Ryan (University of Illinois)
        Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar: "Direct Planetesimal Formation by Gravitational Collapse"
        464 Loomis
      2. 4:00 pmSteven Bellovin, Columbia University, New York, NY
        CANCELLED: ITI Distinguished Lecture
        B02 Coordinated Science Laboratory
      3. 4:00 pmDr. Charles Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientist
        Physics Colloquium, "The Physics of Nuclear Disarmament"
        141 Loomis
    4. Thursday, March 7, 2013

      1.  Physical Activity, Health, and Well-Being in Brazil
      2. 10:00 am

        Dr. Julio Barreiro


        Special QI/AMO Seminar: Harnessing additional degrees of freedom and the environment to experimentally enable quantum applications and simulations
        280 MRL
      3. 11:00 am

        Ribhu Kaul (University of Kentucky)


        Special ICMT Seminar: Quantum Criticality in Mott Insulators
        190 ESB
      4. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      5. 4:00 pmYvonne Kleinmann - Head of Research Group at the Institute for Slavic Studies, Leipzig University
        New Directions in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia - Legal Histories in Eastern Europe New Foci, Methods and Approaches
        101 International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth St Champaign
      6. 7:30 pmCharles D. Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists, Washington, DC
        MillerComm2013-Ferguson
        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois
    5. Friday, March 8, 2013

      1.  Physical Activity, Health, and Well-Being in Brazil
      2. 12:00 pmDr. Cindi Love
        Soulforce, Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director
        Lazter Hall, University YMCA
      3. 1:00 pm

        Peter B. Littlewood -
        Assoc. Director - Physical Sciences and Engineering - Argonne National Laboratory
        Prof of Physics - James Franck Institute - University of Chicago


        Condensed Matter Seminar: Screening of charge and structural motifs in oxides

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      4. 2:00 pm

        David Piston, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


        CPLC Seminar: "Molecular Communication Underlying Hormone Secretion"
        464 Loomis
  3. Week of March 10, 2013

    1. Monday, March 11, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmBabak Seradjeh (Indiana University)
        ICMT Seminar: "Transport signatures of Floquet Majorana fermions in driven topological superconductors"
        190 ESB
      2. 1:30 pmYang-Yu Liu Northeastern University http://barabasilab.neu.edu/people/yangliu/Welcome.html
        Special CPLC Seminar: Controllability and Observability of Complex Biological Systems
        190 ESB
      3. 3:00 pmDr. Robert Best, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD
        Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group - 'Coarse grained models for protein folding and misfolding in the bacterial chaperonin GroEL'
        3269 Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave
      4. 4:00 pmDr. Dan Spielman, Yale University
        Dr. Dan Spielman, "Algorithms, Graph Theory, and the Solution of Laplacian Linear Equations"
        2405 Siebel Center
      5. 4:00 pm - 4:50 pmZonglin (Lewis) Liu, USDA-ARS
        Genomic Mechanisms of Yeast Tolerance and in situ Detoxification
        123 David Kinley Hall
      6. 4:00 pmKevin Healy, Departments of Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    2. Tuesday, March 12, 2013

      1. 11:00 amThomas Faulkner, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton New Jersey
        Special ICMT Seminar:"Entanglement Entropy in Holography"
        190 ESB
      2. 12:00 pmAnika Walke, Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis
        Noontime Scholar Lecture- Resistance, Rescue, Reproductive Labor: Jewish 'Family Units' and the Nazi Genocide
        101 ISB, 910 S Fifth St Champaign
      3. 2:00 pmAdiara Schwingel (Kinesiology and Community Health), Wojciech Chodzko-Zajko, and Tania Benedetti (UFSC)
        'VAMOS': Active Living, Enhancing Health
        101 International Studies Building
      4. 3:00 pmDr. Michael Jeffords and Susan Post
        1816 S. Oak St Champaign, IL
      5. 4:00 pmShih-Ping Lai
        Astrophysics Colloquium: Shih-Ping Lai, Institute of Astronomy & Dept. of Physics, National Tsing Hua University: "In Quest of the Youngest Protostars"
        134 Astronomy
      6. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, March 13, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmProf. Ping Ma, Department of Statistics
        CSE Seminar - Big Data Analysis for All: A Statistical Perspective
        2240 Digital Computer Laboratory
      2. 12:00 pmAli Belabbas (ECE) and Maxim Raginsky (ECE)
        IMSE Brown Bag Lunch Seminar
        Grainger Engineering Library, room 329
      3. 12:00 pmGabor Toth (University of Michigan)
        Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar: "Physics-Based Space Weather Modeling"
        464 Loomis
      4. 4:00 pmJiawei Han, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
        ITI Trust & Security Seminar
        2405 Siebel Center
      5. 4:00 pmProfessor David Hsieh, CalTech
        Physics Colloquium: McMillan Award Presentation - "Topological Insulators"
        141 Loomis Lab
    4. Thursday, March 14, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmDr. John Kelly - Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola University - Chicago
        Sustainability Seminar series - Ecotoxicology of Antimicrobial Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Illinois Rivers and Streams
        Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
      2. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    5. Friday, March 15, 2013

      1. 10:30 amIsao Maruyama (Osaka University)
        Special ICMT Seminar: "Deformation and bipartition of entangled systems with sinusoidal functions"
        190 ESB
      2. 1:00 pm

        Prof David Hsieh -
        Dept of Physics Mathematics and Astronomy - California Institute of Technology


        Condensed Matter Seminar: Seeing and controlling the surface states of a topological insulator with ultrafast lasers

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      3.  

        Gerardo Morfini, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois, Chicago


        CANCELLED
  4. Week of March 17, 2013

    1. Tuesday, March 19, 2013

      1. 3:00 pmDr. Raghu Sathyamurthy - University of Arkansas
        1816 S. Oak St Champaign, IL
    2. Wednesday, March 20, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmNo seminar this week - Spring Break
        Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar
        464 Loomis
      2. 4:00 pmNo Physics Colloquium, Spring Break
        Physics Colloquium
    3. Friday, March 22, 2013

      1. 1:00 pmCondensed Matter Seminar: No Seminar - Spring Break & APS March Meeting

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      2.  NO CPLC SEMINAR - Spring Break
  5. Week of March 24, 2013

    1. Monday, March 25, 2013

      1. 3:00 pmProfessor Peijun Zhang, Department of Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
        Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group - 'Structural Mechanisms of HIV-1 Capsid Assembly, Maturation and Host Cell Restriction '
        3269 Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave
      2. 4:00 pm - 4:50 pmS. Jay Solomon, Extension Educator, U of I Extension
        Biomass Gasification for Heat and Power: Opportunities and Limitations
        Monsanto Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
      3. 4:00 pmAngel Yanguas-Gil, Argonne National Laboratory
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      4. 8:00 pm   John C. Bailar Lecture

        Professor D. J. Darensbourg


        2013 John C. Bailar Lecture, Professor Donald J. Darensbourg., Texas A&M University "Making Chemicals from Carbon Dioxide"
        B102 CLSL
    2. Tuesday, March 26, 2013

      1. 10:00 am

        Dr. Kyung Soo Choi


        Special QI/AMO Seminar: A Quantum Circus with Acrobatic Photons and Floppy Spins
        280 MRL
      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmJack J. Hutchens, PhD Candidate, Slavic Languages and Literatures
        Noontime Scholar Lecture - Polish, Jewish, Queer: The Hybridities of Julian Stryjkowski
        101 International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth St Champaign IL
      3. 1:00 pmDr. Matthias Schroeter, Max Planck Institute, Goettingen, Germany
        Special ICMT/Condensed Matter Seminar: "Getting jamming into shape"
        190 ESB
      4. 3:00 pmDr. Andrea Porras - Western Illinois University
        1816 S. Oak St Champaign, IL
      5. 4:00 pm   John C. Bailar Lecture

        Professor Marcetta Y. Darensbourg


        2013 John C. Bailar Lecture, Professor Marcetta Y. Darensbourg., Texas A&M University "Molecular Constructs as [FeFe]-H2ase Enzyme Active Site Biomimetics for Proton Reduction"
        112 Chem Annex
      6. 4:00 pmWenjuan Fang, UIUC
        Astrophysics Colloquium: Wenjuan Fang, UIUC: "Probing the Universe's Accelerated Expansion with Current Data"
        134 Astronomy
      7. 4:00 pmMartha Crenshaw, Center for International Security, Stanford University
        MillerComm2013-Crenshaw
        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois
      8. 4:00 pmMartha Crenshaw
        Responding to Global Terrorism: Provocation, Retaliation and Deterrence
        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
      9. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, March 27, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmProf. Kay Kirkpatrick, Mathematics
        CSE Seminar - "Heisenberg and XY models of ferromagnets and superconductors"
        2240 Digital Computer Laboratory
      2. 12:00 pmDr. William C. Wilson
        PATH Seminar-Dr. William C. Wilson
        2506 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building
      3. 12:00 pmHotaka Shiokawa (University of Illinois)
        Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar: "Radiation-hydrodynamic simulations of the formation of Orion-like star clusters"
        464 Loomis
      4. 4:00 pmTim Yardley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
        ITI Trust & Security Seminar
        2405 Siebel Center
      5. 4:00 pmNeal Lane, Rice University
        Physics Colloquium, 'Giving Science Advice to the President ' and Why It's Getting Harder'
        141 Loomis
    4. Thursday, March 28, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmMichael Brown - Executive Director, Ecology Action Center and Community Solid Waste Coordinator, Normal, IL
        Sustainability Seminar series - Ecology Action Center: New Initiatives in Zero Waste Events and HHW Collection in Bloomington-Normal
        Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
      2. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    5. Friday, March 29, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmRev. Dr. Eugene Barnes
        Rev. Dr. Eugene Barnes, Founder and Executive Director of Metanoia Centers
        Lazter Hall, University YMCA
      2. 1:00 pm

        Prof Yew San Hor -
        Dept of Physics - Missouri University of Science and Technology


        Condensed Matter Seminar: Superconductivity in chemical doping of topological insulators

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      3. 2:00 pm

        Sima Setayeshgar, Department of Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington


        CPLC Seminar: "Optimal strategies in single cell sensing and response"
        464 Loomis