Seminar | March 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Patrick S. Doyle, MIT, Chemical Engineering
In this talk I will describe how microfluidic technologies and various fields (light, temperature and flow) can be used to synthesize new functional soft matter materials.
I will begin by introducing Flow Lithography- a new way of interfacing lithography and microfluidics to optically stamp complex and functional microparticles. This technique takes advantage of the unique ability to finely... More >
Seminar: Statistical Mechanics | March 24 | 2-4 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall
Dr. Zdenek Preisler, LBNL
Observations of phenomena like phase separation in non-equilibrium steady states, similar to those found in equilibrium systems motivates attempts to rigorously estimate the probability distribution of the underlying states.
Here, we numerically investigate the probability measures of deterministic i) equilibrium systems and ii) out-of-equilibrium systems in their steady states, for which the... More >
Chemical Control of Spin in the Synthesis of Metal-Organic Magnets and Molecular Magnetic Resonance Probes
Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | March 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
This presentation will describe our efforts to employ coordination chemistry in controlling the magnetic properties of two classes of compounds: (1) metal-semiquinoid radical magnets and (2) responsive magnetic resonance (MR) probes. Part 1: Molecule-based metal-organic magnets offer several key advantages over their inorganic analogues, most notably chemical programmability and control. These... More >
Presentation | March 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar, http://www.scarletcityroasting.com/espresso-bar/
Alexis Shusterman; Chris Keckler
Grounds for Science presents cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed science cafe setting. This month features short talks by Alexis Shusterman and Chris Keckler, exploring the chemistry of climate science and the physics of safe nuclear reactors.
Conference/Symposium | March 31 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center
Megan Murray, Harvard University; Gilla Kiplan, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Clifton E. Barry III, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases; Bavesh Kana, University of the Witwatersrand; Nevan Krogan, University of California, San Francisco; Oren Rosenberg, University of California, San Francisco
Emerging and neglected diseases are a group of debilitating and often deadly infections. As a group, these diseases are poorly understood and generally lack effective tools for prevention, control, and treatment. CEND Annual Symposium aims to strengthen connections between San Francisco Bay Area scientists working on infectious diseases of global health importance and the broader global health... More >