Colloquium: Thursday, August 27, 4:10 PM, Lewis Lab 316
C4N YOU R34D 7H1S? (Noise in Bacterial Communication)
Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Noise is unavoidable at the microscopic, biological scale. Yet, surprisingly, cells are able to communicate reilably and even profit from fluctuations. In this talk I will review our work about the effects of noise in bacterial communication (aka quorum sensing) and show our recent results about phase transitions in communicating cell colonies. Finally, I will present current and future research plans in the field of cell biomechanics.
Physics and Astronomy Colloquia are usually scheduled for Thursdays at 4:10 PM in Lewis Lab room 316. Refreshments and snacks are available in the nearby coffee room at 3:45 PM.
Physics Colloquium Schedule for FALL 2015
Click on Title below for past or upcoming Announcements (where available), and Speaker name for website.
|August 27||Javier Buceta||Lehigh University||C4N YOU R34D 7H1S? (Noise in Bacterial Communication)|
|September 3||Jessie Runnoe||Penn State||The ongoing hunt for supermassive black hole binaries|
|September 10||Alex Mogilner||NYU||TBA|
|September 17||Paul Sorensen||Brookhaven||TBA|
|September 24||Paul Collins||U. California, Irvine||TBA|
|October 1||Paul Selvin||Univ. of Illinois||TBA|
|October 8||Grover Swarzlander||Rochester Inst. of Tech.||TBA|
|October 15||Paul Corkum||Univ. Ottawa||TBA|
|October 22||Christina Marchetti||Syracuse||TBA|
|October 29||Kim Palladino||Stanford||TBA|
|November 5||Crystal Balley||APS||TBA|
|November 12||G. Scott Watson||Syracuse||TBA|
|November 19||Gary Gibbons||Cambridge Univ.||TBA|
|December 3||I. Cohen||Cornell||TBA|
|December 10||Serguei Stepanov||CICESE Mexico||TBA|