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Fall 2017 Physics Colloquium Series

The Fall 2017 Colloquium Series begins September 26, and runs through November 14. The series will take place at 4 p.m. every Tuesday in Moulton Hall, room 214. The event is sponsored by Illinois State University’s Department of Physics.

The events are free and open to the public. For accommodation requests or more information on the colloquium series, contact the Department of Physics at 438-8756.

October 24
Assistant Professor Daniel Llano from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present on “Neurophysiology of the Mouse Auditory System.” Llano specializes in molecular and integrative physiology and his research topic includes computational biology, imaging, neurobiology, optogenetics, and sensory processing. He has received several awards for his works like Excellence in Teaching Recognition for 2012-2017, Golden Apple Teaching Award for 2015, Helen Corley Petit Scholar for 2017, and Jeanne Bullock Goldberg Professorial Scholar for 2017 among others.

October 31
Professor of Biophysics Sonya Bahar from the University of Missouri, St. Louis will speak on “Evolutionary Dynamics.” Bahar is the director of the university’s Center of Neurodynamics and her current projects for the center includes computational studies of the role of mutation rate in speciation, and exploration of other computational models of evolutionary dynamics. Bahar has a Ph.D. in biophysics from University of Rochester, and she is the co-editor of The Journal of Biological Physics published by Springer.

November 7
Professor of Physics Henric Krawczynski from Washington University in St. Louis will speak on “Experimental and Theoretical Astroparticle Physics.” Krawczynski has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Hamburg. His experimental work includes the development of the balloon-borne x-calibur scattering x-ray polarimeter. Krawczynski works on the ground-based, gamma-ray telescopes VERITAS and CTA; on the development of semiconductor X-ray detectors; and on the development of noble gas dark matter detectors.

November 14
University Professor Saad El-Zanati from the Department of Mathematics, Illinois State University, will speak on “Graph Designs.” Zanati has a Ph.D. in graph designs from Auburn University and his interest areas include graph theory and design theory. He is active in National Science Foundation programs on campus to books students research.

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