College of Science Virtual Seminar

Upcoming Seminar

Seminar on Friday December 4th, 2020 at 4pm with a talk by Dr. David Brook -Professor from the Department of Chemistry, entitled "Molecular Magnetism: Is it possible to store information magnetically at a molecular level?"

Abstract: Magnetism is typically considered a bulk phenomenon. Traditional magnetic materials acquire their properties through long range ordering of unpaired electrons across many atomic centers. This results in the residual magnetic moment that we typically think of as ‘magnetism’ and which allows your poetry to stick to the fridge. At the molecular level however, the energy typically required to ‘switch’ magnetic states is so small that individual molecules with unpaired electrons cannot maintain a permanent magnetic moment at room temperature. This need for long range ordering results in a limit to the density of information storage using bulk magnetism. We are investigating other ways to use magnetism to store information at a molecular level by using carefully constructed metal-organic systems that show electronic lability; that is their electronic structure and associated magnetic properties can be switched through manipulation of the molecular environment, resulting in a change of the size (rather than direction) of the molecular magnetic moment.

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Past Seminars

Seminar on Friday November 20th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Sogol Jahanbekem - Assistant Professor from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, entitled "The Minimum Corridor Problem on Grids".

Seminar on Friday November 6th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Ryan Portner - Assistant Professor from the Geology Department, entitled "Do submarine volcanoes have the fizz to pop?"

Seminar on Friday November 6th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Rachael French - Assistant Professor from Biological Sciences, entitled "Long term changes in metabolism and gene expression in a Drosophila model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder"

Seminar on Friday October 30th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Tammie Visintainer - Assistant Professor from Science Education, entitled: "What Is & Who Can Do Science? Exploring Intersections of Race, Identity & Learning in Science at the High School and Undergraduate Levels"

Seminar on Friday October 23rd, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Scott Shaffer -Professor from the Department of Biological Sciences, entitled: "Devil’s in the details: adaptability of habitat use in western gulls"

Seminar on Friday October 16th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Madalyn Radlauer - Assistant Professor from the Department of Chemistry, entitled: "Catalysis within Polymers: The Design and Development of Synthetic Enzyme-Like Catalysts for Highly Efficient and Selective Catalysis"

Seminar on Friday September 25th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Elly Walsh - Associate Professor from the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, entitled: “Best” practices for whom?: Investigating student experience to create more equitable science learning environments

Seminar on Friday September 18th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Cristina Tortora - Assistant Professor from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, entitled: "Cluster analysis: finding patterns within the data"

Seminar on Friday September 11th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Ehsan Khatami -Associate Professor from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, entitled: "Quantum Mechanics of Strongly Interacting Electrons"

Seminar on Friday September 2nd, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Melody Moh - Professor from the Department of Computer Science, entitled: "From Networks, Cloud, to Deep Learning, or How I Survived the RTP Process and Beyond"

Seminar on  August 21st, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Carlie Pietsch - Assistant Professor from the Department of Geology, entitled: "Two tales of evolution and extinction using snail shells"

Seminar on August 14th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Walter Adams - Assistant Professor from the Department of Biological Sciences, entitled: "Two Truths and a PLY: Neutrophils, Epithelial Integrity, and a Toxin You Can’t Trust"

Seminar on August 7th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Ningkun Wang - Assistant Professor from the Department of Chemistry, entitled: "Understanding Allosteric Regulation within SIRT1"

Seminar on July 31st with a talk by Dr. Minghui Diao - Assistant Professor from the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, entitled: "Clouds and Aerosols: The Wild Cards in Climate Change and Air Quality".

Seminar on July 24th with a talk by Dr. Ben Reed - Professor from the Department of Computer Science, entitled: "Disconnected Data Distribution for Hard-To-Reach Areas"

Seminar on July 17th with a talk by Dr Birgitte McDonald - Assistant Professor from Moss Landing Marine Lab, entitled: "Pushing the limit: Diving physiology of marine mammals"

Seminar on July 10th with a talk by Dr. Gina Quan from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, entitled: "The Access Network: Supporting Equity and Student Leadership in STEM"

Seminar on June 26th with Dr Kimberly Blisniuk from the Department of Geology, entitled: "A Geologic Perspective on assessing seismic risk in northern California".

Seminar on June 19th, 2020 with Dr. Lionel Cheruzel from Chemistry Department, entitled: "Light-driven P450 biocatalysis featuring Ru(II) photosensitizers".

Seminar on June 12th, 2020 with Dr. Katie Wilkinson from Department of Biological Sciences, entitled: "Muscles Have Feelings Too: Understanding Stretch Sensitivity in the Muscle Spindle"

Seminar on June 5th, 2020 with Dr. Craig Clements from Department of Meteorology, entitled: "Advances in Observing the Wildfire Environment: Role of New Mobile Remote Sensing Systems"

Seminar on May 22th, 2020 with Dr. Marion Campisi from Department of Mathematics & Statistics, entitled, "Analysis of Partisan Gerrymandering Tools in Advance of the US 2020 Census"

Seminar on May 1st, 2020 with Dr. Philip Heller from Department of Computer Science, entitled, "Deep Learning in the Deep Ocean"

Seminar on April 24th, 2020 with Dr. Amanda Kahn from Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, entitled, "The Secret Life of Sponges: Energy flow in ecosystem from suspension feeder's perspective"

Seminar on April 17th, 2020 with Dr. Alejandro Garcia from Department of Physics, entitled, "Making it Small: Physics and Scale in the Movie "Trolls" "