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
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
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
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.
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.
On Wednesday, Oct. 20, as part of the Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series, Penn State University Professor George Andrews discussed the history of the mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in his lecture The Indian Genius, Ramanujan: His Life and the Excitement of His Mathematics.
Baylor College of Medicine professor Thomas Cooper expressed his research lab’s interest in neuromuscular disease in the fifth lecture of the Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series this semester, held on March 10.