The Catholic University of America

Fall 2017 Semester

Date:  Wednesday 30-Aug-2017 
Time: 4:00 pm (Refreshments served at 3:45)
Speaker: Nelson Reginald
Title: Eclipse Excitment and Tense Few Minutes for Solar Science 

 

Date:  Wednesday 6-Sept-2017 
Time: 4:00 pm (Refreshments served at 3:45)
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Beeler
Title: Physics at the Extremes: From Ultracold to Hot and Fast

Host: Nicholas Mecholsky

 

Date:  Wednesday 20-Sept-2017 
Time: 4:00 pm (Refreshments served at 3:45)
Speaker: Dr. Francesco Sorrentino 
Title: Cluster Synchronization in Networks with Symmetries

Host: Nicholas Mecholsky

 

Date:  Wednesday 27-Sept-2017 
Time: 4:00 pm (Refreshments served at 3:45)
Speaker: Richard Pastor
Title: Computer Simulations of Membranes: from Pure Bilayers to Antimicrobial Peptides

Host: Abhijit Sarkar

 

Date:  Wednesday 4-Oct-2017 
Time: 4:00 pm (Refreshments served at 3:45)
Speaker: Louis Pecora 
Title: Tunneling and Transmission of Waves through a Chaotic Cavity (or, equivalently, Quantum Dot) and the Regularization of Tunneling Rates

Host: Nicholas Mechoslky 

 

Date:  Wednesday 11-Oct-2017 
Time: 4:00 pm (Refreshments served at 3:45)
Speaker: Petr Pokorny
Title: Meteoroids in the Solar System

Host: John Philip

 

Date:  Wednesday 18-Oct-2017 
Time: 4:00 pm (Refreshments served at 3:45)
Speaker: Dr. Kathy McCormick, Dept Homeland Security
Title: Using Science to Protect America's Borders

Host: Dr. Horn & Dr. Pegg

 

Date:  Wednesday 25-Oct-2017 
Time: 4:00 pm (Refreshments served at 3:45)
Speaker: Grege Bowman
Title: Recognition of the Nucleosome by a Chromatin Remodeler

Host: Abhijit Sarkar

 

Date:  Wednesday 1-Nov-2017 
Time: 4:00 pm (Refreshments served at 3:45)
Speaker: Dr. Michael Corcoran
Title: The Lives and Deaths of Extremely Massive Stars

Host: Tommy Wiklind

 


Date:  Wednesday 8-Nov-2017 

Time: 4:00 pm (Refreshments served at 3:45)
Speaker: Dr. Rachel Bartek
Title: Pixel Detector Construction

Host: Tommy Wiklind

 


Date:  Wednesday 15-Nov-2017 

Time: 4:00 pm (Refreshments served at 3:45)
Speaker: Teresa Nieves Chinchilla
Title: Let's Talk About... Space (Weather)

Host:John Philip

 


Date:  Wednesday 29-Nov-2017 

Time: 4:00 pm (Refreshments served at 3:45)
Speaker: Dr. Sua Myong
Title: Molecular Mechanism Underlying RNP Granule Assembly in Neurodegeneration

Host: Abhijit Sarkar

 


Date:  Wednesday 6-Dec-2017 

Time: 4:00 pm (Refreshments served at 3:45)
Speaker: Peter Steinbach
Title: Modeling Protein Energy Landscapes

Host: Abhijit Sarkar