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 Fall 2019 Colloquium Series events take place at 623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 405,
and start at 5 p.m.

Speakers include:

The Physics of Breathing: Wrinkle-to-fold Transitions in Lung Surfactants and Other Elastic Sheet
Dr. Ka Yee Lee; Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Darwin, Natural History and Voyages of Discovery
Dr. Bruce Patterson; MacArthur Curator of Mammals, Field Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

How Feces Saves Species: Studying the Black Rhinoceros
Dr. Rachel Santymire; Director, Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology, Lincoln Park Zoo
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Recent past speakers include:

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

Upcoming Events:

There are no upcoming events at this time.