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March 2017

NS&M Colloquium: Bethany Wasik

March 29 @ 4:40 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

"Adventures in #AltAc: How to Evolve from Biologist to Editor and Still Find Time to Tweet about It" by Dr. Bethany Wasik (Cornell Univ. Press) The Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquium is sponsored by KBRwyle.

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April 2017

NS&M Colloquium: Ricardo Conceicao

April 5 @ 4:40 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

"On Pennies, McNuggets, Polynomials and How to Help the Government Save Money" by Dr. Ricardo Conceicao (Gettysburg College) In the '80s, McDonald's restaurants sold boxes containing 6, 9 or 20 chicken McNuggets. It was impossible to purchase exactly four or ten nuggets. What other exact numbers of nuggets were we not able to buy? The solution to this question is related to a classical problem in the frontier of number theory and discrete mathematics, known as the Diophantine Frobenius Problem. In…

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September 2017

NS&M Colloquium: Science & Politics of Global Climate Change

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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Please join us for a panel discussion on the science and politics of global climate change, particularly since the change in administrations this year.  Our panelists are Dr. Michael Mann of Penn State University and Dr. Michael Cain of St. Mary's College. Dr. Mann is a well-known climatologist and a featured speaker of the "March for Science" in Washington, D.C. last April.  He is the author of several popular books on global warming; his work has been featured in several…

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NS&M Colloquium: The Secret (Sex) Life of Birds

September 20 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

The Secret (Sex) Life of Birds with Becky Cramer (Cornell University).

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NS&M Colloquium: Organizing a Billion Images of Our World

September 27 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Webcams, satellites and cell phones capture an incredible view of our world. When organized, these images provide an amazing lens for scientific and social discovery. This talk will explore what it takes to organize and index these image: how to automatically discover where in the world a camera is, what direction it is looking at and what kinds of things it sees. Learn how we can use these images to validate satellite estimates of environmental change, to characterize how people…

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October 2017

NS&M Colloquium: NMR Spectroscopy and Computational Molecular Dynamics Modeling

October 4 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

With Dr. James Kirkpatrick (Michigan State University) The earth is a dynamic and extraordinarily complex chemical processor. In much of the its outer 10’s of kilometers (the crust) most chemical reactions take place at the interface between minerals and a fluid filling the pores between mineral grains. These pore fluids are most commonly aqueous solutions but also include petroleum, natural gas and supercritical CO 2 -rich fluids. Understanding the reactions among these various components is challenging because of the complex…

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NS&M Colloquium: Dr. Sharon Lynn

October 18 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

With Dr. Sharon Lynn, associate professor of biology and neuroscience (College of Wooster)

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NS&M Colloquium: Captain America’s Super-Serum

October 25 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Captain America's Super-Serum with Dr. Eric Spana (Duke University)  

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November 2017

NS&M Colloquium: Using Mathematics to Fight Cancer

November 8 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

With Dr. Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College) What can mathematics tell us about the treatment of cancer?  
Cancer is a myriad of individual diseases, with the common feature that an individual's own cells have become malignant. Thus, the treatment of cancer poses great challenges, since an attack must be mounted against cells that are nearly identical to normal cells. Mathematical models that describe tumor growth in tissue, the immune response, and the administration of different therapies can suggest treatment strategies that optimize…

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NS&M Colloquium: Dr. Christiana Teijaro

November 15 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

With Dr. Christiana Teijaro (Scripps Research Institute, Florida)

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