Past Events

April 27, 2018
Science at the Edge Seminar: 27 April 2018

Speaker: Karen Guillemin, Department of Biology, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon

Title: “Teaming with Microbes: Lessons from the Zebrafish Intestine"

Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

April 26, 2018
P-A Colloquium: Physics of Baseball

Speaker:  Alan Nathan, University of Illinois

Title: Physics of Baseball

Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

April 26, 2018
2018 P-A Awards Reception

Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018, 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

Refreshments – 2:45 pm; Awards – 3:15 pm; P-A Choir – 3:40 pm.

April 20, 2018
Science Festival Public Program: Abrams Planetarium: How We Observe Our Universe

Title: Abrams Planetarium: How We Observe Our Universe

Arranged by: Shannon Schmoll, Director, Abrams Planetarium, MSU

Show premiere at 7 pm: “Chasing the Ghost Particle”
Talk at 8 pm by: Tyce DeYoung, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, MSU

Free and open to the public.

Date: Friday, 20 Apr 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium

April 20, 2018
Science Festival Public Program: MSU Observatory: How We Observe Our Universe

Title: MSU Observatory: How We Observe Our Universe

Presented by: Laura Chomiuk, MSU Observatory Director and Asst. Professor, Physics & Astronomy, MSU

Free and open to the public.

Date: Friday, 20 Apr 2018, 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Location: MSU Observatory

April 20, 2018
Science at the Edge Seminar: 20 April 2018

Speaker: Jay Narayan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University

Title: Novel Q-Materials by Nonequilibrium Activation for Next-Generation Solid State Devices

Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

April 19, 2018
"Astronomical Horizons" Lecture: New Worlds, New Horizons: The 'Decadal Survey' and How Astronomers Decide Which Big Telescope to Build Next

Title: “New Worlds, New Horizons: The 'Decadal Survey' and How Astronomers Decide Which Big Telescope to Build Next”
Speaker: Jay Strader, Associate Professor, MSU Astronomy & Astrophysics

Free and open to the public.

Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 7:30 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium

April 19, 2018
P-A Colloquium: Educational Transformation at a Critical Time: the promises of disciplinary engagement

Speaker:  Noah Finkelstein, University of Colorado

Title: Educational Transformation at a Critical Time: the promises of disciplinary engagement

Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

April 14, 2018
Science Festival Public Talk: Exploring the Sounds of Our Solar System

Title: Exploring the Sounds of Our Solar System

Speaker: Robert Alexander, Sonification Specialist, Astronomy, University of Michigan

Free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, 14 Apr 2018, 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium

April 14, 2018
Science Festival Public Talk: Up From Nothing

Title: Up From Nothing

Speaker: Sam Austin, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Physics & Astronomy and FRIB/NSCL, MSU

Free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, 14 Apr 2018, 5:00 – 5:30 pm
Location: Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) Auditorium (room 1300)

April 14, 2018
Science Festival Public Talk: Exploring the Sounds of Our Solar System

Title: Exploring the Sounds of Our Solar System

Speaker: Robert Alexander, Sonification Specialist, Astronomy, University of Michigan

Free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, 14 Apr 2018, 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium

April 14, 2018
Science Festival Public Talk: Nuclear Science From a Whole New Angle

Title: Nuclear Science From a Whole New Angle

Speaker: Zachary Constan, Outreach Coordinator, Cyclotron, MSU

Free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, 14 Apr 2018, 2:15 – 2:45 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium

April 14, 2018
Science Festival Public Tour: National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

Title: Tour the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

Arranged by: Zachary Constan, Outreach Coordinator, Cyclotron, MSU

Free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, 14 Apr 2018, 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Location: NSCL (Cyclotron Building, look for the flag)

April 13, 2018
Science at the Edge Seminar: 13 April 2018

Speaker: Yuanfeng Guan, Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, University of Michigan

Title: Machine Learning: From Genomics to Images

Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

April 12, 2018
P-A Colloquium: Quantum Chromodynamics in the Exascale Era with the Emergence of Quantum Computing

Speaker:  Martin Savage, University of Washington

Title: Quantum Chromodynamics in the Exascale Era with the Emergence of Quantum Computing

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

April 10, 2018
Science Festival Public Talk: Science of Star Wars

Title: Science of Star Wars

Speaker: Shannon Schmoll, Director, Abrams Planetarium, MSU

Free and open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium Sky Theatre

April 10, 2018
Science Festival Public Talk: An Elegant Weapon: How to Build a Lightsaber

Title: An Elegant Weapon: How to Build a Lightsaber

Speaker: Casey Cavanaugh, Cinematographer, Visual Arts, Independent

Free and open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium Exhibit Hall

April 6, 2018
Science at the Edge Seminar: 06 April 2018

Speaker: Sangbae Kim, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title: Bio Inspired Robotics – MIT Cheetah Robot: A New Design Paradigm for Physical Interaction

Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

April 5, 2018
P-A Colloquium: The Astrophysical Origins of the Heaviest Elements

Speaker:  Rebecca Surman, University of Notre Dame

Title:  The Astrophysical Origins of the Heaviest Elements

Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

March 30, 2018
Science at the Edge Seminar: 30 March 2018

Speaker:  Sara Roccabianca, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University

Title: Inter-constituent interaction in soft biological tissues: What do cells really feel?

Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.