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Tag: NS&M Colloquium

Recovering Vanishing Images in Paintings

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, Jennifer Mass, senior scientist and head of the Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory at Winterthur Museum in Delaware, presented her lecture entitled, “When masterpieces meet x-rays: Recovering hidden and vanishing images in paintings” as part of this semester’s Natural Science and Mathematics (NS&M) Colloquium. Mass discussed Read More

Algebraic Coding Theory, Transmission Techniques

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquium, “Trusty Transmission Techniques,” was given by Alissa Crans, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University, and centered around algebraic coding theory, a branch of math concerned with sending and compressing digital information – in this case, using binary code. Read More

Chemistry Professor Discusses Fight Against Tuberculosis

On Nov. 16, for the last lecture of the semester in the Natural Science and Mathematics (NS&M) Colloquium Series, Cynthia S. Dowd, a researcher and assistant professor of chemistry at George Washington University, provided information about the therapeutics that are now being used to combat Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (TB). The deadly Read More

Preservation: The Sciences in Art and Art History

On Feb. 23, United States Library of Congress preservation research scientist Lynn Brostoff presented her studies of ancient artifacts and works of art using scientific methods in her lecture “Using Science to Unlock the Secrets of Art and Historic Artifacts” as part of the Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquium series.

NOAA Officer Presents on Subaquatic Cartography

Lieutenant Commander Ben Evans of the Office of Coast Survey at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) presented on his work in underwater charting and navigation at the College’s Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquium (NS&M) lecture last Wednesday, in a presentation titled Hydrography: Science, Art, and Sea Stories of Seafloor Mapping.