Events Archive

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 1:00pm

Steven D. Kawaler, Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Hach Hall, Atrium, ISU Campus

Steve Kawaler is a Fellow of AAAS, past Director of the Whole Earth Telescope, and has won awards for both research and teaching. His research expertise is in the interior structure and evolution of stars. Website: http://sdk.public.iastate.edu/ Read more about Title to be announced

Mesmerization and Magnificence of Magnetism

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

Bruce Harmon , Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Physics and Astronomy, ISU

6 pm (note new time): Hach Hall, Atrium, ISU Campus

Besides pointing north and holding papers on refrigerators, magnets are essential for electric motors and generators. They provide an invisible force field that has fascinated humans from ancient times. After warning about anyone ‘selling’ magnetism, Dr. Harmon will ‘sell’ some highlights of recent work investigating a fascinating material in magnetic fields 10 million times stronger than the Earth’s. Read more about Mesmerization and Magnificence of Magnetism

Environmental Chemistry with a High Performance Kick

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 2:00pm

Theresa Windus, Department of Chemistry

Computation and modeling has become an important aspect of understanding any scientific topic, including those related to the environment. In this talk, environmental chemical processes such as nucleation of aerosols in the atmosphere and heavy element chemistry will be discussed in the context of using high performance computers to solve challenging problems. Read more about Environmental Chemistry with a High Performance Kick

How Green is Green and could it be Greener?

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 2:00pm

Cynthia Jenks, Ames Laboratory

Green energy (be it wind or solar or biomass) is critical to reducing our dependence on foreign sources of oil. As researchers, what do life cycle analyses of green energy have to say about where we should consider focusing our own energy and attention? A review of recent studies looking at the overall environmental impact and costs of various technologies will be presented. Read more about How Green is Green and could it be Greener?