Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

Alfred P. Sloan Women in STEM Panel

  • Sunday, March 13, 2022. 1:30 to 2:30 pm
  • The Event Oval, Diana Center.
  • “Climate change impacts our everyday lives in many ways we don’t realize. From food shortages to housing stability, to even booking a vacation spot, climate change affects all of us, so hasn’t more been done to stop it? If climate change intersects with so many other issues, is there a way for all of us to come together and figure out solutions? We will explore the different impacts of climate change, and hear from experts on what we can do as individuals and as a society to help make lasting changes.” More information here.

IICD Seminar Series: Pablo G. Cámara, University of Pennsylvania

  • Thursday, March 17, 2022. 4 to 5 pm.
  • Online. Register here.
  • “A geometric approach for estimating dynamic cell abundances from gene expression data of bulk tissues using single-cell RNA-seq datasets as a reference” and “the utility of this analytic approach with its application to the study of the drivers of mesenchymal transformation in pediatric ependymoma, a rare but devastating type of glioma in children.” More information here.

Chemistry Colloquium, Presented by Prof. Minhaeng Cho, Korea University, Seoul

  • Thursday, March 17, 2022. 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • To be communicated. Stay up to date with updates from the Columbia Chemistry department’s twitter.
  • “The fundamental principles of nonlinear vibrational/electronic spectroscopy will be discussed first. I will briefly introduce our new time-resolved spectroscopic techniques utilizing multiple mode-locked lasers, which are markedly different from the conventional approaches using a single amplified laser.” Later, “a few representative applications of coherent spectroscopy and microscopy in IR or visible frequency domains.” More information here.

Meagan Allen – Roger Bacon, Medieval Alchemy, and the Prolongation of Life

  • Friday, March 18, 2022. 12 to 1 pm.
  • Online. Youtube livestream.
  • “Roger Bacon believed that by using alchemy, one could create medicines that would significantly extend human life. This event explores exactly how Bacon thought these medicines would work and puts him in the context of 13th-century medical practice.” More information here and here.

Psyche Loui – Comparing Domains of Improvisation

  • Friday, March 18, 2022. 3 to 5 pm.
  • Online. Register here.
  • “A presentation about her research, which investigates the networks of brain functions that enable the perception, cognition, and production of music. What happens in the brain when we create music? What gives some people a chill when they are moved by music? Can music be used to help with psychiatric and neurological disorders?” More information here.

The Bird, Still in the Vacuum via Bwarchives