Upcoming Events

Apr
01
2019

Spring Classes begin 8 a.m.

12:00 AM

Spring Classes begin 8 a.m.

Apr
03
2019

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Caterina Gratton, Northwestern Dept of Psychology "TBA"

12:00 PM
Chambers Hall

Speaker:

Caterina Gratton, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University

Title:

TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Caterina Gratton is a cognitive neuroscientist and Principal Investigator of the Gratton Lab at Northwestern University. Dr. Gratton is originally from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. She has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley. She did her post-doctoral work in the Neurology Department at Washington University in St. Louis with Dr. Steve Petersen. Dr. Gratton is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern, with a secondary appointment in the Neurology Department in Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, and a Preceptor in the NUIN program. In addition to thinking about brain networks and top-down control, Dr. Gratton enjoys playing soccer and running after her twin toddlers.

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Apr
10
2019

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Jaline Gerardin, Feinberg School of Medicine "TBA"

12:00 PM
Chambers Hall

Speaker:

Jaline Gerardin, Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Title:

TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Speaker Bio:

Jaline Gerardin is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and a Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems core faculty member. Her research focuses on mathematical modeling of malaria transmission and interventions to help guide global policy to reduce burden and eradicate malaria. Professor Gerardin has a PhD in Biophysics from the University of California, San Francisco and a Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard University.

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Apr
10
2019

Data Science Nights - April 2019 Meeting

6:30 PM
Chambers Hall

MARCH MEETING: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6:30pm in Chambers Hall, Evanston

DATA SCIENCE NIGHTS are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome!

SPEAKER: TBA

Agenda:

6:15 pm - Socializing and refreshments
6:30 pm - Speaker TBA
7:00 pm - Project and Learning Groups of your choice.

For more info: data-science-nights.org

Supporting Groups:

This event is supported by the Northwestern Institute for Complex Systems, and the Northwestern Data Science Initiative.

Apr
17
2019

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Dervis Can Vural, University of Notre Dame "TBA"

12:00 PM
Chambers Hall

Speaker:

Dervis Can Vural, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame

Title:

TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Speaker Bio:

Dervis Can Vural is an Assistant Professor specializing in condensed matter and biophysics. Professor Can Vural is interested in systems where (1) disorder and (2) strong interactions plays an important role. He uses analytic and computational approaches to solve many-body problems in statistical mechanics, condensed matter physics, and theoretical biology. Research themes include complex networks, population genetics and evolution, disordered / soft materials, many-body quantum mechanics, inverse problems, reliability theory, swarms and active matter.

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Apr
24
2019

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Monica Olvera de la Cruz, McCormick School of Engineering "Puzzles in molecular electrolytes"

12:00 PM
Chambers Hall

Speaker:

Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

Title:

Puzzles in molecular electrolytes

Abstract:

Molecular electrolytes have been particularly difficult to describe theoretically given the presence of dielectric heterogeneities and the large number of disparate length scales involved in determining their physical properties. The Debye length, the Bjerrum length, the ion size, the molecular structure, and the special charge distribution determine their structure and their response to external fields. Here we describe a multi-scale approach to describe polymer electrolytes in bulk, solutions and at interface and provide a conceptual understanding of how charge dictates nano-scale structure formation.

Speaker Bio:

Monica Olvera de la Cruz obtained her B.A. in Physics from the UNAM, Mexico, in 1981, and her Ph.D. in Physics from Cambridge University, UK, in 1985. She joined Northwestern University in 1986, where she is the Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, of Physics and Astronomy, and of Chemical & Biological Engineering. She is the Director of the Center for Computation and Theory of Soft Materials. From 1995-97 she was a Staff Scientist in the Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique, Saclay, France, where she also held visiting scientist positions in 1993 and in 2003. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellows of the American Physical Society. She was awarded numerous award and is currently a Senior Editor for the ACS Central Science. She has developed theoretical models to determine the thermodynamics, statistics and dynamics of macromolecules in complex environments including multicomponent solutions of heterogeneous synthetic and biological molecules, and molecular electrolytes.

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