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We’re back with Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly curated list of interesting STEM-related talks, symposiums, and events happening on campus. For science and non-science majors alike, our list will bring you events that will satisfy your scientific curiosity for everything from astronomy to zoology, and everything in between.

For anyone, related-majors and non-majors alike:

  • Responsibility, Punishment, and Psychopathy: At the Crossroads of Law, Neurocriminology, and Philosophy” (Monday, April 9, 4:15-6:15pm, Faculty House)
    • Seminars in Society and Neuroscience – “In this seminar, leading experts in neurocriminology, law, and philosophy will consider if, and how, insights into the neurobiological roots of psychopathy might contribute to the reconsideration of the responsibility of psychopathic offenders and how criminal justice should optimally respond to individuals suffering from such a controversial disorder.”
  • Revisiting Hiroshima in Iran: What the Public Really Thinks about Using Nuclear Weapons and Killing Non-Combatants” (Wednesday, April 11, 4:15-6pm, Faculty House)
    • The 9th Annual Kenneth N. Waltz Lecture in International Relations given by Scott Sagan, Professor of Political Science at Stanford (Register at link above)
  • Film Screening of “That Way Madness Lies…” (Wednesday, April 11, 6:30-8:30pm, The Diana Center, Event Oval)
    • “Join Barnard’s Film Studies department and the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia for a screening of the important documentary, That Way Madness Lies, to learn about schizophrenia, mental illness, and their implications. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker, Sandra Luckow.”

For more advanced students of the given subject:

  • “Axion Dark Matter and Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay: New Techniques for New Physics” (Monday, April 9, 4:15pm, 428 Pupin)
    • Colloquium by the Physics Department, presented by Lindley Winslow, MIT – “Two of the biggest open questions in the Standard Model of Particle Physics are: is the neutrino its own antiparticle, a Majorana particle and is PQ Symmetry and the resulting axion the solution to the strong CP problem… In this talk, I will review the physics that connects these two efforts, the current status of the fields, and our R&D efforts towards the next-generation experiments.”
  • Climate change: The challenge of atmospheric circulation” (Thursday, April 12, 2:45-3:45, Mudd 214)
    • SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science presented by Ted Shepherd, Reading University UK – “Pretty much all that is known with any confidence about climate change concerns its energetic and thermodynamic aspects. Atmospheric circulation, which also involves consideration of dynamics, is much more uncertain yet plays a critical role in climate change at the regional scale (e.g. jet streams, monsoons).”
  • Dynamical Consistency in Sustainable Nanoparticles” (Thursday, April 12, 4:30-5:30, Havemeyer 209)
    • Colloquium by the Chemistry Department, presented by Rigoberto Hernandez, Johns Hopkins University – “The nanoparticles we make today to address problems in energy and human health will enter the environment tomorrow. But will they be benign or will they lead to deleterious downstream effects to our environment? The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology is developing and benchmarking design principles for sustainable nanoparticles.”

atmospheric circulation image via meteoblue.com