Seminar: Organic Chemistry | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Prof. Dennis Dougherty, California Institute of Technology
The human brain is the most complex object known to man. It presents daunting challenges at all levels, from the anatomical, to the cellular, to the molecular. Our work seeks to provide a chemical-scale understanding of the molecules of memory, thought, and sensory perception; of Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and schizophrenia. An area of particular interest has been the chemistry of nicotine... More >
Structure and Dynamics of the Influenza M2 Protein and Plant Cell Walls Determined by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
Seminar: Physical Chemistry | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
High-resolution solid-state NMR spectroscopy is a powerful and versatile method to determine, at atomic resolution, the structure, mobility, and intermolecular interactions of biomolecules in their native environments, thus giving rich insights into the mechanisms of action of biomolecules. I will present our studies of the influenza virus M2 protein and plant cell walls to illustrate this point.... More >
Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Nicolaus Herman, Ph.D. student in the Zhang Group; Alex Wang, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group and the Bell Group
Workshop | March 23 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office
This workshop will explain how NSF is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NSF works to their funding strategies.
Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Mr. Joonho Lee, Graduate Student for Professor Martin Head Gordon, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/mhggrp/Head-Gordon_Home.html
Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab
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.