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Science Seminars: 12 to 18 January 1998

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MONDAY, JANUARY 12

"From Handlebodies to Casually Continuous Geometries," Raquel Garcia, Imperial College (England), 2:00 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory, Center for Gravitational Physics and Geometry (863-9605).

"Recurrence Times and Rates of Mixing," Lai-Sang Young, University of California at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m., 102 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (865-7527).

"Crystal Structures of T4 SSB and hnRNP A1: Structure Follows Function," Yousif Shamoo (faculty candidate), Yale University, 4:00 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (865-3072).

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13

"Steps to an Integration of Functions and Genomes: Analysis of Biochemical Networks" (with video conferencing links to other campuses), Toni Kazic, Washington University at St. Louis, 4:00 p.m., 101 Thomas Building, Life Sciences Consortium (863-3650).

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14

"Molecular Recognition in Synthetic and Biological Systems," Blake Peterson, Harvard University, 2:30 p.m., S-5 Osmond Laboratory, Department of Chemistry (865-6553).

"Decay of Correlations: Applications of a Generic Scheme to Some Hyperbolic Systems Including Billiards," Lai-Sang Young, University of California at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m., 102 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (865-7527).

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15

"Detecting Gravitational Waves with LIGO," Barry Barish, California Institute of Technology, 11:30 a.m., 339 Davey Laboratory, Center for Gravitational Physics and Geometry (863-9605).

"What is Biochemical Computation?" Toni Kazic, Washington University at St. Louis, 4:00 p.m., 302 Pond Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (865-9505).

"Bivariate QQ-Plots," John Marden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 4:00 p.m., 201 Thomas Building, Department of Statistics (865-1348).

"title to be announced" (colloquium), Chun Liu, University of Georgia, 4:30 p.m., 102 McAllister Building (refreshments at 4:00 p.m. in 212 McAllister Building), host: Carme Calderer, Department of Mathematics (865-6902).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16

"Selective Extraction Based on Electrochemically Driven Interfacial Ion Transfer and Molecular Recognition Using Artificial Receptors," Lifang Sun, University of Pittsburgh, 2:30 p.m., S-5 Osmond Laboratory, Department of Chemistry (865-6553).

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17

"Learning and Memory" (Frontiers of Science Lecture), Jonathan R. Day, Penn State, 11:00 a.m., Kern Graduate Center Auditorium, Eberly College of Science (863-4682) <http://www.science.psu.edu/frontiers/index.html>

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18

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