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Seminars Fall 2007

Our seminars have moved!

Seminars are on Tuesdays at 4 pm in Smith Hall Annex, B-Level, Physics Library preceded by tea at 3:45, unless otherwise noted.


1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, Spring 2005, 2005-6, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008

September 11 -host: E.Siggia
Joshua B. Plotkin, University of Pennsylvania
Diffusion methods for population-genetic inference

September 18 -host: A. Libchaber
Mitchell Feigenbaum, Rockefeller University
Reflections on Eyes

September 25 -host: A. Libchaber
Sidney Nagel, University of Chicago
Topological Transitions and Singularities in Fluids: The Life and Death of a Drop.

October 2 -host: M. Geffen
Jonathan Victor, Cornell Medical School
Estimation of information from neural data: why it is challenging, and why many approaches are useful.

October 9 -host: M. Geffen
David Heeger, NYU
Computational Neuroimaging: Beyond Human Brain Mapping

October 11 -host: M. Magnasco
Adrienne Fairhall, Univrsity of Washington
Neural information representation on multiple timescales.

October 16 -host: A. Libchaber
Sean Eddy, HHMI
RNA sequence analysis using probabilistic models

October 18 (Note: THURSDAY!) -host: A. Libchaber
G.V. Shivashankar, National Centre for Biological Sciences/Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (India)
Chromosome Dynamics

October 23 -host: M. Geffen
Robert Liu, Emory University
Auditory plasticity in social contexts: the computational neuroethology of mouse communication

October 25 Note: Thursday -host: Hanna Salman
Yuhai Tu, IBM
A nonequilibrium mechanism for flagellar motor switch: How much energy is needed for ultrasensitivity?

October 30 -host: A. Libchaber
Michael Brenner, Harvard University
Two studies of connections between evolution and physiology

October 31 (4PM, coffee prior) - Weiss, Room 305 -host: Albert Libchaber
Pierre Coullet, University of Nice
Winter 1680, Newton and Hooke Gravitation Theory

November 6 -host: A. Libchaber
Jerry Gollub, Haverford College
Novel Ways of Describing Complex Fluid Flow: Curvature, Topology, and Stretching Fields

November 13 -host: M. Geffen
Aniruddha Das, Columbia University
Anticipatory hemodynamic signals in the visual cortex

November 20 -host: A. Libchaber
Mark Goulian, University of Pennsylvania
Cell signaling circuits

Wednesday, November 21 (4PM) - Physics Library, TSHA -host: Albert Libchaber
Mogens Hogh Jensen, Niels Bohr Institute
Oscillation Patterns in Negative Feed-Back Loops

November 27 CANCELLED -host: M.Geffen
Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University
Single-molecule and super-resolution imaging of biomolecules and cells

December 11 -host: A. Libchaber
Antoine Lutz, U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Exploring the potential influences of meditation on mind, brain processes, and health.

December 18 -host: A. Libchaber
Jun Zhang, NYU
The unidirectional flight of flapping wings

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