- SCIENCE AT THE EDGE -


Traditionally distinct science disciplines are merging to create new and startling opportunities. Share the excitement and challenge each week through seminars and discussions with nationally recognized pioneers in science at the edge.

Seminars included on this schedule are in these three series: Campus Theory Seminars, Center for Biological Modeling Seminars, and Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminars. A very nice poster of this schedule is available in PDF and PostScript formats.


Fall Semester 2003 Michigan State University
Seminars begin at 11:30 a.m.     Refreshments served at 11:15 a.m.
(unless otherwise specified)

All Seminars are in Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building

Friday, September 5 Campus Theory Seminar
  Stefan Boettcher, Emory University Dept. of Physics
  Using Extremal Dynamics to Optimize Large Disordered Systems
 
Friday, September 12 Center for Biological Modeling Seminar
  Ioan Andricioaei, University of Michigan Dept. of Chemistry
  Changes in the Energy Landscape: From Simple Peptides to a DNA Polymerase Complex
 
Friday, September 19 Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminar
  Paula Hammond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  Polymer Multilayer Assembly and Chemically Directed Surface Patterning
 
Friday, September 26 Campus Theory Seminar
  Anil Jain, Michigan State University Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
  Biometric Authentication: How Do I Know Who You Are?
 
Friday, October 3 Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminar
  Paul West, Pacific Nanotechnology
  Nanotechnology and the Atomic Force Microscope
 
Friday, October 10 Center for Biological Modeling Seminar
  Lydia Kavraki, Rice University Dept. of Computer Science and Bioengineering
  Modeling the Conformational Flexibility of Proteins
 
Friday, October 17
1:00 p.m. (note different time)
Campus Theory Seminar
Joint with CBM Symposium on Biological Networks
  Mark Newman, University of Michigan Dept. of Physics
  The Structure of Social and Biological Networks
 
Friday, October 24 Center for Biological Modeling Seminar
  C. Titus Brown, California Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory
  Towards an Understanding of Development: Gene Regulatory Networks & cis-Regulation
 
Friday, October 31 Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminar
  Kenneth Carter, IBM-Almaden
  Surface Reactions from Patterned Crosslinked Networks
 
Wednesday, November 5
(Note: special non-Friday Seminar)
Center for Biological Modeling Seminar
Joint with the MSU Dept. of Mathematics
  John Schotland, University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Bioengineering
  Optical Tomography at the Nanoscale
 
Friday, November 7 Center for Biological Modeling Seminar
  Teresa Head-Gordon, University of California-Berkeley Dept. of Bioengineering
  Computational and Experimental Methods Applied to Protein Structure and Function
 
Friday, November 14 Campus Theory Seminar
  Vijay Pande, Stanford University Dept. of Chemistry
  Folding@Home: Using Worldwide Grid Computing to Tackle Fundamental Barriers in Biomolecular Simulation
 
Friday, November 21 Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminar
  Stuart Rowan, Case Western Reserve University Dept. of Macromolecular Science and Engineering
  Supermolecular Polymerization, A Route to Responsive Materials
 
    

Seminar Organizers:
 
Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminars:
Michael E. Mackay, Chemical Engineering & Material Science mackay@msu.edu
 
Center for Biological Modeling Seminars:
R. Cukier, Chemistry cukier@cem.msu.edu
 
Campus Theory Seminars:
P. M. Duxbury, Physics & Astronomy duxbury@pa.msu.edu

Further information on these seminars are at:
http://www.pa.msu.edu/seminars/ctss/ and http://biomodel.msu.edu/SeminarSeries.htm

Prior semesters: Fall 2001;   Spring 2001;   Fall 2002;   Spring 2003