Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series

The Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series invites distinguished speakers from related disciplines to present current, exciting scientific research to Columbia College Chicago's faculty, staff and students, as well as to Chicago's broader community. Talks are intended to introduce a general audience to a wide variety of important advances in science and mathematics, their potential applications and their implications for public policy. Reflecting Columbia's emphasis on the arts, select talks examine the intersections among science, mathematics, arts and the media.

All Spring 2020 Colloquium Series events take place at 623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 405,
and start at 5 p.m.

Speakers include:

Meteorites through Time and Space
Dr. Mark Hammergren; Astronomer, Adler Planetarium
February, 19, 2020

Democracy and Its Vulnerabilities: Dynamics of Democratic Backsliding
Dr. Zhaotian Luo; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, the University of Chicago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A Chemist’s Adventures in the Periodic Table
Dr. Keith Kostecka; Associate Professor, Science and Mathematics, Columbia College Chicago
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Art and Materials Conservation Program in Florence, Italy
Julia Pettas; Art and Materials Conservation program student, Columbia College Chicago
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Recent past speakers include:

Dr. Ka Yee Lee, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
Dr. Bruce Patterson, MacArthur Curator of Mammals, Field Museum of Natural History
Dr. Rachel Santymire, Director, Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology, Lincoln Park Zoo
Dr. Denis Hirschfeldt, Professor of Mathematics, University of Chicago
Dr. Grace Wolf-Chase, Astronomer, Adler Planetarium
Miriam Centeno, Collections Care Coordinator, University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
Lydia M. Hopper, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, Lincoln Park Zoo
Luis Nasser, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics, Columbia College Chicago
Zhe-Xi Luo, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
Cathy Pfister, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago
Zeresenay "Zeray" Alemseged, Ph.D., Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
Jahred Adelman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University
Allison Bormet, Adjunct Faculty, Science and Mathematics Department, Columbia College Chicago
Thomas Sanger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola University Chicago
Seth Magle, Ph.D., Director, Urban Wildlife Institute, and Executive Director, Urban Wildlife Information Network
Nicholas Hatsopoulos, Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Chicago
Michelle Nichols, Master Educator, The Adler Planetarium
David Dolak, Full-Time Lecturer, Science and Mathematics Department, Columbia College Chicago

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