Computations in Science Seminars
Oct 2019
2
Wed 12:15
Daniel Fisher, Stanford University
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Host: Arvind Murugan ()
Organizer: Elizabeth Lee ()
Evolution, Ecology, and Chaos: Questions and Simple Models

Recent observations of bacterial populations in the laboratory and in natural environments have exacerbated long-standing puzzles about evolution: Can evolution in a fixed environment continue forever? Why is there so much diversity on all scales, including coexistence of many within-species variants? A key role of theory in biology is to ask what is truly puzzling and what can already arise in simple models and thus should perhaps not be so puzzling. Some progress on these questions by statistical physics approaches will be the focus of this talk.

Oct 2019
9
Wed 12:15
Arvind Murugan, University of Chicago
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Host: William Irvine ()
Organizer: Peter Chung ()
Oct 2019
16
Wed 12:15
Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, Yale University
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Host: William Irvine ()
Organizer: Steven Strong ()
Oct 2019
23
Wed 12:15
David Schwab, CUNY
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Host: Arvind Murugan ()
Organizer: Grayson Jackson ()
Oct 2019
30
Wed 12:15
Ben Nachman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Host: David Miller ()
Nov 2019
6
Wed 12:15
Bill Baker, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
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Host: Heinrich Jaeger ()
Maxwell, Rankine, Airy and Modern Structural Engineering Design

The lecture will review some of the seminal contributions of James Clerk Maxwell, William John Macquorn Rankine and George Biddell Airy to the theory of structures and how those theories can be applied to modern structural engineering design. William F. Baker is a consulting structural engineering partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP where he has led the structural engineering practice for more than 20 years. Bill is best known for the development of the “buttressed core” structural system for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest manmade structure. In addition to his work on supertall buildings, Bill’s expertise also extends to long-span roof structures and specialty structures. He has also collaborated with numerous artists, including Jamie Carpenter, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, James Turrell, and Jaume Plensa. Bill is an Honorary Professor at the University of Cambridge; he has received honorary doctorates from the University of Stuttgart, Heriot-Watt University, the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Missouri; the Gold Medal from the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Lifetime Award for Design; the Gustav Magnel Gold Medal from the University of Ghent; the Fazlur Rahman Khan Medal from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; and the Fritz Leonhardt Preis (Germany). He is a Fellow of both the ASCE and the IStructE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering (USA) and an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (United Kingdom). Bill is currently collaborating with faculty members from MIT, Cambridge, ETH/Zurich, and EPFL/Lausanne on a book intended to make Maxwell’s structural engineering work accessible to the modern engineer.

Nov 2019
13
Wed 12:15
Orit Peleg, University of Colorado
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Host: Arvind Murugan ()
Nov 2019
20
Wed 12:15
W. Benjamin Rogers, Brandeis University
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Host: Arvind Murugan ()
Dec 2019
4
Wed 12:15
Irmgard Bischofberger, MIT
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Host: Sid Nagel ()
Dec 2019
11
Wed 12:15
OPEN
Jan 2020
8
Wed 12:15
Bob Rosner, University of Chicago
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Host: William Irvine ()
Jan 2020
15
Wed 12:15
Wim van Rees, MIT
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Host: William Irvine ()
Jan 2020
22
Wed 12:15
Rebecca Schulman, Johns Hopkins University
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Host: Arvind Murugan ()
Jan 2020
29
Wed 12:15
Alex Levine, UCLA
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Host: Vincenzo Vitelli ()
Feb 2020
5
Wed 12:15
Justin Burton, Emory University
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Host: Sid Nagel ()
Feb 2020
12
Wed 12:15
OPEN
Feb 2020
19
Wed 12:15
OPEN
Feb 2020
26
Wed 12:15
OPEN
Mar 2020
11
Wed 12:15
OPEN
Mar 2020
18
Wed 12:15
OPEN
Mar 2020
25
Wed 12:15
OPEN
Apr 2020
1
Wed 12:15
OPEN
Apr 2020
8
Wed 12:15
Alexandra Zidovska, NYU
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Host: Margaret Gardel ()
Apr 2020
15
Wed 12:15
OPEN
Apr 2020
22
Wed 12:15
OPEN
Apr 2020
29
Wed 12:15
OPEN
May 2020
6
Wed 12:15
Sabetta Matsumoto, Georgia Tech
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Host: Arvind Murugan ()
May 2020
13
Wed 12:15
OPEN
May 2020
20
Wed 12:15
OPEN
May 2020
27
Wed 12:15
OPEN
Jun 2020
3
Wed 12:15
OPEN