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Adler Planetarium’s Michelle Larson Speaks on Citizen Scientists and Astronomy

Michelle B. Larson, astrophysicist and president and chief executive officer of the Adler Planetarium, will speak on “Scientists and Citizen Scientists in Astronomy: Past, Present and Future” on Thursday, April 17, 3:30 p.m., MTCC Auditorium. The IIT chapter of Sigma Xi is sponsoring the lecture. Please contact Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics, at segre@iit.edu with any questions.

Adler collaborates with Oxford University on Zooniverse.org, a citizen scientist project that involves more than one million people around the world in research, including discovering planets, mapping the surface of Mars and detecting solar flares. Larson will talk about that project, including its recent $1.8 million Google Global Impact Award, as well as other examples of citizen scientists in astronomy over the past 100 years. More »

College of Science Colloquia & Seminars

John Albazi - Northeastern Illinois University
Apr. 16, 3:15pm
Chemistry - Colloquia - 152 Life Sciences
ABSTRACT: A simple, accurate and precise stability-indicating HPLC method was developed and validated to assay oxcarbazepine in oxcarbazepine raw material and in its tablets. The separation was conducted under isothermal elution at a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min. It was performed on a Thermo, Hypersil... read more
Wed.
Apr. 16
Jose Rodriguez - University of California, Berkeley
Apr. 16, 3:30pm
Applied Mathematics - Seminar - E1 121
Numerical algebraic geometry is a growing area of applied algebra that involves describing solutions of polynomial systems of equations. This area has already had an impact in kinematics, statistics, PDE's, and pure math. In this talk we focus on using numerical algebraic geometry for maximum... read more
Wed.
Apr. 16
Michelle B. Larson - Astrophysicist and President and Chief Executive Officer, Adler Planetarium
Apr. 17, 3:30pm
Physics - Lecture - MTCC Auditorium
Michelle B. Larson, astrophysicist and president and chief executive officer of the Adler Planetarium, will speak on “Scientists and Citizen Scientists in Astronomy: Past, Present and Future” on Thursday, April 17, 3:30 p.m., MTCC Auditorium. The IIT chapter of Sigma Xi is sponsoring... read more
Thu.
Apr. 17
Yang Wang - Michigan State University
Apr. 18, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Applied Mathematics - Colloquia - E1 244
Abstract: This presentation is accessible to general audience, including undergraduate and graduate students. The recent controversy surrounding the authorship of "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith had become a headline news in the world. While information leakage was... read more
Fri.
Apr. 18
Laura McLay - University of Wisconsin at Madison
Apr. 21, 4:40pm
Applied Mathematics - Colloquia - LS 152
Abstract: Covering models are used in a broad spectrum of applications. This talk will first overview various covering models and then focus on covering models and algorithms for emergency medical services. These emergency medical service models reflect multiple partial coverage. Lastly, I will... read more
Mon.
Apr. 21
Emma Turian
Apr. 22, 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Applied Mathematics - Seminar - E1 122
Tue.
Apr. 22
Dr. Larry Birnbaum - Northwestern University
Apr. 23, 11:25am to 12:40pm
Applied Mathematics - Seminar - SB 107
Wed.
Apr. 23
Dane Wilburne - IIT Applied Math
Apr. 23, 3:30pm
Applied Mathematics - Seminar - E1 121
Abstract coming soon.
Wed.
Apr. 23
Kanak L. Dikshit - Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-Institute of Microbial Technology
Apr. 23, 4:00pm
Biology - Lecture - MTCC Auditorium
A fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India, will deliver the 2014 Dale Webster Lecture. Kanak L. Dikshit, a scientist with the CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)-Institute of Microbial Technology will speak on “Truncated Hemoglobins: A New Group Within the Globin... read more
Wed.
Apr. 23
Emil Constantinescu - Argonne National Laboratory
Apr. 28, 4:40pm
Applied Mathematics - Colloquia - LS 152
Abstract: An important issue in quantifying uncertainty in the simulation of large-scale dynamical processes is to determine statistical models that appropriately account for their physical characteristics or nonstationarity. In this talk we describe a method to derive covariance... read more
Mon.
Apr. 28

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