Science at the Edge, Fall 2000

Traditionally distinct science disciplines are merging to create new and startling opportunities. Share the excitement and challenge each week through seminars and discussions with nationally recognized pioneers in science at the edge

Seminars included on this schedule are in these three series: Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Quantitative Biology Seminars, and Engineering Seminars.

Fall Semester 2000 @ Michigan State University
  • Seminars begin at 11:30 a.m.
  • Refreshments served at 11:15 a.m.
  • Room 224 Physics-Astronomy Bldg., MSU
Friday, 8 September
(Center for Biological Modeling)

Marilyn Gunner, City College of New York (CCNY)

Protein Motifs That Facilitate Electron Transfer Reactions

Friday, 15 September
(Campus Theory Seminar)

Mark Dykman, Michigan State University

Quantum Computing using Electrons on Helium

Friday, 22 September
(Center for Biological Modeling)

Victoria Roberts, Scripps Research Institute

Antibody Modeling and Remodeling

Friday, 29 September
(Campus Theory Seminar)

Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois

Folding Proteins and Synthetic Structure Seekers

Friday, 20 October 2000
(Campus Theory Seminar)

Phil Platzman, Lucent Technologies

The Name is Bond, H Bond

Friday, 10 November
(Campus Theory Seminar)

Richard Ross, 3M Adhesive Technologies Center

Computational Materials Modeling at 3M Company Including Molecular Dynamics of Organics and Polymers on Surfaces

Friday, 01 December 2000
(Campus Theory Seminar)

Larry Greller, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals

Dynamics and the Biochemical Basis of Disease

Friday, 8 December
(Center for Biological Modeling)

Claus Wilkie, Caltech

Dynamic Fitness Landscapes in Molecular Evolution

Friday, 15 December 2000
(Campus Theory Seminar)

Don Brenner, North Carolina State University

Atomistic Modeling of the Inorganic and Organic Carbon World

POSTPONED to 26 January 2001 in Rm 1281 Anthony Hall due to bad weather

Seminar Organizers:
  • L. Kuhn, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Virginia Ayres, Electrical & Computer Engineering , Chemical Engineering & Material Science
  • M. F. Thorpe, Physics & Astronomy