February 19-23, 2018

Monday, Feb 19

MSCS Colloquium: Color me combinatorial: beauty from statistical mechanic
Kaisa Taipale, MCFAM Assistant Professor, U of MN

It’s easy to think that math is dead — nothing new since Euler, right? Totally symmetric self-complementary plane partitions (TSSCPPs), fully packed loop (FPLs), and domino tilings of Aztec diamonds say otherwise. These mathematical objects come up at the intersection of probability, combinatorics, algebra — and coloring! These very visual and frankly fascinating objects draw in mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike as order and patterns emerges from randomness. In this talk, I want to tell a story of modern math research that brings together beauty, computers, and a number of Midwestern mathematicians. Come for the colors, stay for the math!
3:30 pm, RNS 310, Everyone Welcome

Biology: Biology in South India
St Olaf Students: Keenan Ernst, Sonya Flaten, Niyat Gegziahber, Brennan “B” Lauer, Kelsy Mayer, Anna Pendergast, Kaleb Schwinefus, Liya Tessema, Suriya Thompson
4 p.m., RNS 410

Tuesday, Feb 20

Psychology: A prevention Science Career: What and How
Kristen Johnson, Prevention Science Program Coordinator, University of Minnesota
5:30 p.m., BC 142

Wednesday, Feb 21

Physics Seminar: The Role of the Physicist in Proton Radiation Therapy
Nicholas Remmes Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medical Physics
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
2:00 pm RNS 210
Thursday, Feb 22

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Friday, Feb 23

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