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Special Lecture Series Spring 2014

                                                           

 Friday, January 31, 2014  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Theater Arts Arena, Rockville - UPDATED LOCATION

Arthur Benjamin, (Harvey Mudd College)

TOPIC:  Secrets of Mental Math

ABSTRACT: Dr. Arthur Benjamin is a mathematician and a magician.  In his entertaining and fast-paced performance, Dr. Benjamin will demonstrate how to mentally add and multiply numbers faster than a calculator, how to figure out the day of the week of any date in history, and other amazing feats of mind.


                                                           

 Friday, January 31, 2014  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  SC 125

Arthur Benjamin, (Harvey Mudd College)

TOPIC:  The Beauty and Magic of Mathematics

ABSTRACT: Math is fun. Math is beautiful. Join Dr. Arthur Benjamin, an award-winning teacher and author as he explores such topics as the mysteries of the Fibonacci numbers, determining how much you should wager with various games of chance, and how to quickly square a 5-digit number in your head.


                                                           

 Friday, February 28, 2014  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  SC 125 or TC 136, to be announced

Jong-in Hahm, (Georgetown University)

TOPIC:   When Nano Meets Bio: One-dimensional Nanomaterials For Advanced Biomedical Detection

ABSTRACT:  This talk presents an overview of our ongoing nanomaterials research, aiming to provide more rapid, sensitive, and accurate detection of genetic and protein markers.  Current research efforts pertaining to nanotubes, nanorods, and nanowires will be highlighted.  

The field of nanoscience and nanotechnology will be introduced in the first part of the talk.  Various nanomaterials research in our group will then be discussed while focusing on the enhanced optical detection of DNA and proteins using nanoscale zinc oxide platforms.  Our interdisciplinary research efforts will be extremely beneficial in developing new tools for advanced biomedical detection, particularly for large scale population screening and early biomarker identification.




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