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Reed College (Vollum Lecture Hall)

3203 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97202, US (map)

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 24 2015
    Public Lecture at Reed: "Emergence of Ordered Patterns in Physical, Chemical, and Biological Systems"

    The Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Reed College invites you to a public lecture by Prof. Harry L. Swinney, Sid Richardson Foundation Regents Chair of Physics and Director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Texas at Austin. Prof. Swinney is one of the pioneering figures in the study of chaos theory and his lab has played a leading role in the study of nonlinear dynamics over the past 40 years. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and his work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Moser Prize, the Richardson Medal, and the Boltzmann Medal.

    From spatial patterns like the stripes on a zebra to temporal patterns like the rhythmic beating of the heart, patterns are ubiquitous in nature. Understanding how these patterns emerge is one of science’s most enduring mysteries. In this lecture, aimed at a general audience, Prof. Swinney will discuss how ordered patterns emerge as systems are driven away from thermodynamic equilibrium. While no general theory of pattern formation currently exists, new analysis techniques, experiments, and computational methods can provide general insights into pattern formation in a diversity of physical, chemical, and biological systems.

    Spontaneous Pattern Formation in Bacterial Colonies

    Spontaneous pattern formation in bacterial colonies

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty at Reed College.

  • Thursday
    Sep 25 2008
    Public Policy Lecture Series: America's Economic Agenda

    Public Policy Lecture Series: Austan Goolsbee
    "America's Economic Agenda"

    Austan Goolsbee is Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He currently serves as presidential candidate Barack Obama’s lead economic adviser, and he has been working with Obama since his successful U.S. Senate campaign in Illinois. He also serves as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic research, as a research fellow at the American Bar Association, and as a columnist for the New York Times. Goolsbee’s research focuses on the internet, investment, and taxation. Sponsored by the Krause Fund for Economics Lectures and the Elizabeth C. Ducey Political Science Lecture Fund.

    7:30 p.m., Reed College, Vollum lecture hall.