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.

Learning Across Dimensions and Timescale Scales Seminar with Ilana Witten

  • Monday, October 2, 2023, 12-1:15 pm. 
  • In-person, 601 Fairchild.
  • Ilana Witten, Professor of Neuroscience at Princeton University, will speak on the challenging parts of learning. Her talk will have two parts: the first part will address “how reactivation of relevant activity patterns contributes to learning to associate food with outcomes in the case of very long delays.” The second part of her talk will focus on how the “dopamine system is organized to support learning in a high dimensional environment.” More information here.

Applied Mathematics Colloquium with Linda Cummings, NJIT

  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 2:45-3:45 pm.
  • Online and In-person at Mudd Hall. If you want to participate online, email cr2090@columbia.edu.
  • Linda Cummings of the New Jersey Institute of Technology will give a presentation on dewetting and dielectrowetting in thin films of nematic liquid crystals. More information here.

H. Yumi Kim – Madness in the Family Women, Care, and Illness in Japan

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 1:15-2:45 pm.
  • Online and in-person at the Payne Whitney Clinic, Weill Cornell Medicine. Registration required.
  • H. Yumi Kim, Assistant Professor of History and Johns Hopkins University, will present her research as a part of the Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar. More information here.

Tissue Talks with Brian Aguado

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 3 pm.
  • Online. Registration required. 
  • Brian Aguado from the University of California, San Diego, will discuss “biomaterial tools to determine sex differences in cardiovascular disease” as a part of the Tissue Talks seminar hosted by Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic and the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering. More information here.

The Impact of Ordinary, Everyday Nonverbal Behaviors—Research and Theory

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 4-5:30 pm.
  • In-person, 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
  • Dana Carney from the University of California, Berkeley will give her talk on “The Impact of Ordinary, Everyday Nonverbal Behaviors—Research and Theory.” Following her discussion, there will be an informal reception in the 3rd-floor rotunda. More information here.

Michèle Matetschk – Woman/Astronaut: Sally Ride, Work and Gender in Space

  • Thursday, October 5, 2023, 10-11:30 am.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • Michèle Matetschk, Historian at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, will explore how Sally Ride, “the first female American spacefarer, dealt with the perceived contradiction between being female and being an astronaut in narrative situations.” Ride represented an image of professional astronauts without the “notion of gender.” More information here.

BME Seminar Series with Joshua Jacobs

  • Thursday, October 5, 2023, 1 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • In their bi-weekly seminar series, the Department of Biomedical Engineering is proud to present “Growing Up Science” with Joshua Jacobs. More information here.

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