Community Speakers: Zach Newman and Kali Wilson; Melissa Sarmiento Ayala

    Friday, February 15, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Meinel 408/410

    Graduate students Zach Newman and Kali Wilson will present "Weird Science: Research That Is Way More Interesting than Bose-Einstein Condensation," and Melissa Sarmiento Ayala will present "Industrial Affiliates: Under New Management."


    "Weird Science: Research That Is Way More Interesting than Bose-Einstein Condensation": If you are like us, you spend a few hours each week skimming through some of the important journals in the field. For most of us, these are journals like Phys. Rev. A, the Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Optics Express. If so, you may have missed out on some pretty cool articles from journals such as Chaos, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Behavioral Science, the Journal of Comparative Psychology and Mammalian Biology. As you can imagine, there are millions of papers in as many journals and we've love to talk about them all, but since we're on the clock we'll give you a few top picks to help get you started on your own bizarre literature searches.

    "Industrial Affiliates: Under New Management": This will be be a brief overview of the event, what it can do for you, how you can get involved and what changes Melissa brings to the table.