Fall 2014 Seminar

Talks are 12:00 noon on Thursdays in Olin 268, unless otherwise noted.

December 4, 2014. Joint Math/Physics & Astronomy Seminar.

Erik Bollt

Diseases, Fame and Merit - Various Outbreaks on Social Networks

Erik Bollt, Department of Mathematics, Clarkson University

Abstract: Dynamical Systems, Chaos theory and Complex Systems theory has some useful mathematical tools to bring to bear on problems that are very familiar to our own lives. Furthermore, social media has some really relevant large scaled data that also lends toward a modern discussion of what happens when people socially contact.


Fall Schedule

September 11, 2014

Ben Vollmayr-Lee

The Living Cell as Viewed by a Physicist

Ben Vollmayr-Lee, Bucknell University

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September 25, 2014

Max Lavrentovich

Evolution and Survival at Inflating Frontiers

Max Lavrentovich, University of Pennsylvania

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October 9, 2014

Marty Ligare

Fermions & Bosons, Forces & Pressures: Insights into Thermodynamics from Simple Quantum Mechanics

Martin Ligare, Bucknell University

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October 16, 2014

Jennifer Ross

Making Cells with Active Microtubule Mixtures

Jennifer Ross, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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October 30, 2014

Douglas Edmonds

Astronomical tests of MoNDian Dark Matter

Douglas Edmonds, Emory and Henry College

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November 13, 2014

Royce Zia

Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics: a growing frontier of “pure and applied” theoretical physics

Royce Zia, Virginia Tech

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December 4, 2014. Joint Math/Physics & Astronomy Seminar.

Erik Bollt

Diseases, Fame and Merit - Various Outbreaks on Social Networks

Erik Bollt, Department of Mathematics, Clarkson University

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