Colloquium Schedule

Colloquium: Thursday, August 27, 4:10 PM, Lewis Lab 316

C4N YOU R34D 7H1S? (Noise in Bacterial Communication)

Javier Buceta

Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Lehigh University

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.

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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

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August 27Javier BucetaLehigh UniversityC4N YOU R34D 7H1S? (Noise in Bacterial Communication)
September 3Jessie RunnoePenn StateThe ongoing hunt for supermassive black hole binaries
September 10Alex MogilnerNYUTBA
September 17Paul SorensenBrookhavenTBA
September 24Paul CollinsU. California, IrvineTBA
October 1Paul SelvinUniv. of IllinoisTBA
October 8Grover SwarzlanderRochester Inst. of Tech.TBA
October 15Paul CorkumUniv. OttawaTBA
October 22Christina MarchettiSyracuseTBA
October 29Kim PalladinoStanfordTBA
November 5Crystal BalleyAPSTBA
November 12G. Scott WatsonSyracuseTBA
November 19Gary GibbonsCambridge Univ.TBA
November 26Thanksgiving--
December 3I. CohenCornellTBA
December 10Serguei StepanovCICESE MexicoTBA