Science Events this week

February 26, 2007

Monday, February 26, 2007

  • 2:40 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium (Wright Hall)

    The Landscape Studies 100 Lecture Series presents Gary Hartwell, Project Manager of Campus Operations & Facilities at Smith College, on Monday, February 26, at 2:40 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall. His lecture is titled “The Invisible Landscape (Underground Smith).” This is a free presentation and is open to the entire Smith College Community.

  • 4:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium (Wright Hall)

    Biological Science Colloquium
    : Influenza Today and in the Future: Peril and Promise

    Dr. Anne Moscona, an influenza virus expert and infectious disease specialist at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center, will present a lecture entitled “Influenza Today and in the Future: Peril and Promise” on Monday, February 26, at 4:30 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium (Wright Hall). Moscona is Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology and Vice Chair for Research of Pediatrics at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

  • 4:00 p.m., Tea in Math Forum (Burton Hall, 3rd Floor)
  • 4:30 p.m., Lecture in McConnell Hall, 404

    How far can a stack of n bricks hang over the edge of a table?
    It took 5 mathematicians—Mike Paterson, Yuval Peres, Mikkel Thorup, Uri Zwick and the speaker (Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College)—to finally solve (asymptotically) this 150-year-old problem, and the answer is not what most people thought.