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Applied Mathematics | Chemistry & Biochemistry | Physics | Quantitative & Systems Biology

 
Date Speaker, Institution Host Topic of Seminar
8/26/2022 Re-Orientation: Roummel Marcia/ Shilpa Khatri, UC Merced  TBD TBD
9/2/2022 NO SPEAKER - NO SPEAKER 
9/9/2022 NO SPEAKER - NO SPEAKER
9/16/2022 Andy Nonaka, Lawrence Berkeley Nation Laboratory  Changho Kim Applied Mathematics at CCSE/LBL – Software, Algorithms, History and Applications
9/23/2022 Sookkyung Lim, University of Cincinnati Shilpa Khatri Microswimmers propelled by flagella: Modeling, Simulations and Analysis
9/30/2022 Stephen Thomas, Denver University Mayya Tokman A Multiplicative Formulation of GMRES
10/7/2022 Alenjandro Aceves, Southern Methodist University Roummel Marcia Modeling climate change: A dynamical systems approach
10/14/2022 Chris Miles, UCI Lihong Zhao Discovering the dynamics of RNA splicing from spatial snapshots
10/28/2022 Elbridge Puckett, UC Davis Maxime Theillard RECENT ADVANCES IN MODELING ADVECTION, SUBDUCTION, AND VISCOELASTOPLASTIC FLOW IN GEODYNAMIC COMPUTATIONS
11/4/2022 Roberto Alonso, University of Minnesota  Maxime Theillard  Applied Mathematics Seminar Series
11/11/2022 Holiday - Veterans Day  - NO SPEAKER
11/18/2022 Thibault Faney, IFPEN Paris Maxime Theillard  Learning how to accelerate numerical simulation
11/25/2022 Holiday - Thanksgiving Break  - NO SPEAKER
12/2/2022 Miles Detrixhe, Uber  Maxime Theillard  Transitioning from academia to industry: ShadowMaps Case Study
12/9/2022 TBD TBD TBD
Date Speaker, Institution Host Topic of Seminar
8/26/2022 NO SPEAKER - NO SPEAKER
9/2/2022 NO SPEAKER - NO SPEAKER
9/9/2022 Teresa Head-Gordon, UC Berkeley  Christine Isborn

Physical/ Theory

Importance of Electrostatics and the Role of Interfaces for Chemical Transformations

9/16/2022 Louise Berben, UC Davis  Rebeca Arevalo 

Organic/ Inorganic 

Organometallic chemistry for controlling proton coupled electron transfer catalysis

9/16/2022 Ashley McDonald, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Hrant Hratchian

Physical/ Theory

Developing computational tools to study molecular interactions in protein dynamics trajectories

9/23/2022 Ningkun Wang, SJSU Mike Thompson

Organic/ Inorganic

Non-Canonical Allosteric Regulation of SIRT1

9/30/2022 NO SPEAKER - NO SPEAKER
10/7/2022 Lior Sepunaru, UCSB Alex Noy

Physical/ Theory

From Molecular Electrocatalysis to Molecular Electroassembly.

10/14/2022 Liang Shi, UCM Christine Isborn

Physical/ Theory

Charge Transfer and Interfacial Structure Revealed by Computational Vibrational Spectroscopy

10/21/2022 Joel W. Ager, LBNL Son Nguyen

Physical/ Theory

Sustainable Energy Conversion

10/28/2022 Alshakim Nelson, UW Seattle Yue Jessica Wang

Organic/ Inorganic

Protein-Based Bioplastics for Sustainable Additive Manufacturing

11/4/2022 Steve Damo, Fisk University Mike Thompson

Organic/ Inorganic

Metal Homeostasis at the host – pathogen interface: from nutritional immunity to nutritional intoxication

11/11/2022 Holiday - Veterans Day  - NO SPEAKER
11/16/2022 Jeremy Kodanko, Wayne State University Erik Menke

Physical/ Theory

Light Paves New Roads for Therapeutics and Chemical Tools

11/18/2022 Gary Abel, Pacific Biosciences Tao Ye

Physical/ Theory

Mapping RNA sequence and Structure with Tunneling Spectroscopy

11/25/2022 Holiday - Thanksgiving Break  - NO SPEAKER
12/2/2022 NO SPEAKER NO SPEAKER
12/2/2022 Marco Caricato, Kansas Hrant Hratchian

Physical/ Theory

First Principle Simulations of the Optical Rotation in Oriented Systems

12/9/2022 MingLee Tang, The University of Utah  Son Nguyen

Physical/ Theory 

Molecular access to the high density of QD states for Photon Upconversion

Date Speaker, Institution Host Topic of Seminar
8/26/2022 NO SPEAKER - NO SPEAKER
9/2/2022 Rudro Rana Biswas, Purdue University Hui Cai  Crossover Appeal of Quantum Exotica on Curved Space
9/9/2022 Simon Birrer, Standford Univeristy  Anna Nierenberg Measuring The Expansion Rate Of The Universe With Gravitationally Lensed Multiply Imaged Flickers
9/16/2022 Michelle Driscoll, Northwestern  Dustin Kleckner  Drop impact of complex fluids: shear jamming with free surfaces
9/23/2022 Hilary Hurst, San José State University David Strubbe Building a Robust Quantum Ecosystem in the Lab and the Classroom
9/30/2022 Jun Zhang, New York University Bin Lui Understanding biological locomotion in fluids
10/7/2022 Vik Dakal, Iowa State  Sarah Kurtz  Stability of Pervskite Materials and Solar Cells
10/14/2022 Joey Paulsen, Syracuse University  Kinjal Dasbiswas  The Wrinkle-to-Crumple Transition in Thin Elastic Solids
10/21/2022 Henrik Larsson, UC Merced Chih-Chun Chien

Molecules in Quantum Motion

10/28/2022 Nigel Goldenfeld, UC Merced  Ajay Gopinathan 

The Life and Death of Turbulence

11/4/2022 Wylie Ahmed, CSU Fullerton Kinjal Dasbiswas Pushing and Pulling Through an Active Fluid
11/11/2022 Holiday - Veterans Day  TBD TBD
11/18/2022 Neil Lin, UCLA Bin Lui  Mechanobioengineering Epithelial Tissues for Disease Study
11/25/2022 Holiday - Thanksgiving Break  - NO SPEAKER
12/2/2022 Alexander Weber- Bargioni, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  David Strubbe Engineering heterostructures in 2 – D solids to define new localized quantum states with quantum coherent properties
12/9/2022 Alex Pettitt, California State University Sacramento Sarah Loebman The Morphology and Structure of Spiral Galaxies
Date Speaker, Institution Host Topic of Seminar
8/26/2022 QSB Faculty Lightning Talks, UC Merced  Juris Grasis/ Petra Kranzfelder  QSB Faculty Lightning Talks
9/2/2022 QSB Student Research-in-Progress Talk, UC Merced  Diane-Marie Brache-Smith QSB Student Research-in-Progress Talk
9/9/2022 Paul Koch, UC Santa Cruz  Sora Kim  Isotopes, Ancient DNA, and Marine Mammals – Using the past to plan for the future
9/16/2022 Emma Wilson, UC Riverside  Kirk Jensen The neuroimmunological niche of a parasite in your brain
9/23/2022 JGI Interns Juris Grasis/ Petra Kranzfelder  JGI Interns
9/30/2022 QSB Faculty Lightning Talks II, UC Merced Juris Grasis/ Petra Kranzfelder  QSB Faculty Lightning Talks II
10/7/2022 Yimin Zou, UC San Diego  Xuecai Ge Signaling mechanisms for glutamatergic synapse assembly and maintenance
10/14/2022 Jonathan Eisen, UC Davis  Maggie Sogin  Phylogenomics and the Diversity and Diversification of Microbes
10/21/2022 Spencer Nyholm, University of Connecticut  Michele Nishiguchi The Hawaiian bobtail squid as a model host for studying defensive symbioses
10/28/2022 QSB Faculty Lightning Talks III, UC Merced Juris Grasis/ Petra Kranzfelder QSB Faculty Lightning Talks III
11/4/2022 Thomas Boothby, University of Wyoming  Shahar Sukenik  Functional flexibility of intrinsically disordered proteins in mediating tardigrade desiccation tolerance
11/11/2022 Holiday - Veterans Day - NO SPEAKER
11/18/2022 Morgan Tingley, UC Los Angeles  Jessica Blois/ CANCELED Charting the Spatiotemporal Landscape of Species’ Responses to Climate Change
11/25/2022 Holiday - Thanksgiving Break  - NO SPEAKER
12/2/2022 Wlliam Ja, Scripps Florida  Fred Wolf  Regulation of fly feeding behavior
12/9/2022 NO SPEAKER