Hang Out with Sigma Xi's Distinguished Lecturers

February 08, 2016

Sigma Xi’s Distinguished Lecturers are sharing their research in public Google Hangouts. Please join us and bring your questions.

February 23

Distinguished Lecturer: Richard Canary, professor of mathematics at University of Michigan
Topics: Non-Euclidean sports and the geometry of surfaces; hyperbolic sports and the geometrization of 3-dimensional spaces

Late March (to be confirmed)

Distinguished Lecturer: Edward Hackett, professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University 
Topics: Making science useful; peer review and the conduct of science

April 5

Herman SintimDistinguished Lecturer: Herman Sintim, Drug Discovery Professor of Chemistry—Organic Chemistry/Chemical Biology at Purdue University
Topics: Bacterial conversation, what it is and how it can be stopped to prevent infections from spreading; new strategies to curb bacterial infections; personalized medicine and the role of simple diagnostic platforms; the bacterial resistance problem

April 19 (to be confirmed)

Distinguished Lecturer: Michael Spencer, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Cornell University 
Topics: Van der Waals epitaxy of graphene and 2-D materials; III-nitride devices for high-voltage grid applications; radio isotope nuclear batteries for medical implants and sensors; the promise of 2-D materials

May 2

Distinguished Lecturer: Nicholas Hud, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology 
Topics: The scientific quest for the origin of life; experimental investigations of the origin and early evolution of life; a self-assembly approach to the origin of ribonucleic acid

To participate in these sessions, or to watch recordings of past sessions, visit the Lecturerships page. Recorded topics include diversity in science, air pollution, and the Arctic’s melting ice. 

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