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Friday, March 23, 2018

Curious Minds and Materials Discoveries: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | March 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

Prof. Jiaxing Huang, Northwestern, Materials Science & Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Curiosity-driven discoveries can often inspire new hypotheses in scientific research and solutions for problems. I will share a few such discoveries from my research group and my classrooms.

For example, crumpled paper balls in a wastebasket inspired a new form of ultrafine particles that becomes aggregation-resistant and can disperse in arbitrary solvents. This represents a new strategy to...   More >

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

“Stability and Flexibility in Motor Networks”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | March 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in location

Michael Long, New York University School of Medicine

Bioengineering (BioE)

For us to interact with the outside world, our brains must plan and dictate our actions and behaviors. In many cases, we learn to reproducibly execute a well-defined series of muscle movements to perform impressive feats, such as hitting a golf ball or playing the violin. In other cases, however, we are required to adjust our behavior to account for uncertain sensory information from the world...   More >