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Dan Styer (Oberlin College) Thu. January 23rd, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

Entropy as Disorder: History of a Misconception 

How did entropy morph from a quantifiable entity for finding the peak efficiency of a heat engine, into a synonym for “disorder”, and then into a catch-all name for anything bad?  Henry Adams (grandson of John Quincy Adams) plays a prominent role in this improbable story.

Continue reading… Dan Styer (Oberlin College)

The 2019 Nobel Prizes in Science Thu. January 30th, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockfeller 301

Ben Monreal (Physics) on the prize in Physics, Dan Scherson (Chemistry) on the prize in Chemistry and Abhishek Chakraborty (Department of Cancer Biology) on the prize in Physiology or Medicine. 

Continue reading… The 2019 Nobel Prizes in Science

Karsten Heeger (Yale) Thu. February 6th, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

Continue reading… Karsten Heeger (Yale)

Paul Iversen (CWRU Classics) Thu. February 13th, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

Continue reading… Paul Iversen (CWRU Classics)

Susan Coppersmith (Wisconsin/New South Wales) Thu. February 27th, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

Continue reading… Susan Coppersmith (Wisconsin/New South Wales)

Robin Selinger (Kent State) Thu. March 19th, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

Continue reading… Robin Selinger (Kent State)

Terry Sejnowski (Salk Institute) Thu. April 2nd, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

Continue reading… Terry Sejnowski (Salk Institute)

Axel Hoffmann (Univ Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Thu. April 16th, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

Continue reading… Axel Hoffmann (Univ Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Jie Shan (Cornell) Thu. April 23rd, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

Continue reading… Jie Shan (Cornell)


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