Science and Technology Seminars

2014

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/12/14

The Discovery of the Higgs

Regina Demina University of Rochester, Department of Physics
12/05/14

FIRST For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

Glen Pearson Regional Director, New York, FIRST
11/21/14

eGarden

Steven Padalino SUNY Geneseo Department of Physics
11/14/14

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Women's Health

Emily Barrett University of Rochester, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
11/07/14

The Re-convergence of Science and Music

Mark Bocko University of Rochester, Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics
10/24/14

Our Return to Rochester

Jim Knauer Laboratory for Laser Energetics
10/17/14

Economics for Monkeys

Ben Hayden University of Rochester, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
10/10/14

Quantum Photonics on a Silicon Chip

Stefan Preble Rochester Institute of Technology
10/03/14

A Walking Journey through Spanish History

Larry O'Heron Laboratory for Laser Energetics
9/26/14

Technical Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester and in the Rochester Community

Duncan Moore Rudolf and Hilds Kingslake Professor in Optical Engineering at the University of Rochester
9/19/14

Reducing the Energy Footprint for Wireless and Mobile Communication Systems

Wendi Heinzelman University of Rochester
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
9/12/14

High Electric Field Effects on Proton Transfer in Adenine-Thymine DNA

Esther Conwell University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
9/05/14

Peptide Self-Asssembly: From Dysfunction to Function

Bradley Nilsson University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
4/25/14

Big Data Analytics In Service Computing

Prof. Qi Yu RIT Department of Information Sciences and Technologies
4/18/14

Kodak Contributions to Space Photography

Dr. Bradley Paxton Advanced Document Imaging, LLC
4/11/14

How we Learn in Science and Faith: A Surprising Commonality

Dr. Tim Collins Laboratory for Laser Energetics
4/04/14

Flash of Light and Gravitational Waves from Binary Black Hole Mergers

Prof. Manuela Campanelli Rochester Institute of Technology
3/28/14

nEmesis: A Social Computational System to Predict Which Restaurants to Avoid Today

Prof. Vince Silenzio University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
3/21/14

The Dark Side of the Sun

Prof. Martin Pepe Roberts Wesleyan College
3/07/14

Institutional Supercomputer Power at the University of Rochester

Brendan C. Mort University of Rochester Center for Integrated Research Computing
2/28/14

The Camera Collection at the George Eastman House

Todd Gustavson George Eastman House
2/21/14

Trip to Cambodia

Bill Donaldson Laboratory for Laser Energetics
2/14/14

Discovery of a New Type of Neutrino Oscillation

Prof. Kevin McFarland University of Rochester Physics and Astronomy Department
2/7/14

Dynamics of the Lake Kivu System: Geological, Biological and Hydrographic Impacts on Biodiversity and Human Wellbeing

Prof. Anthony Vodacek RIT Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
1/31/14

The Mathematics of Propagating a Rumor on a Social Network

Prof. Bernard Brooks RIT School of Mathematical Sciences
1/24/14

Fundamental Physics Measurements of Wildland Fires (and a travelogue)

Prof. Robert Kremens RIT Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
1/17/14

Games and Learning: A Series of Vignettes and Observations

Prof. Andrew Phelps RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity

2013

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/13/13

Making Kodak Film

Mr. Robert Shanebrook Kodak, Retired
12/06/13

What the Deepwater Horizon Disaster taught us about Global Climate Change

Prof. John Kessler Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
11/22/13

Computer Vision with a Billion Eyes

Dr. Jiebo Luo Deparment of Computer Science, University of Rochester
11/08/13

Numerical Simulations of Binary Black Holes

Prof. Manuela Campanelli Department of Physics, RIT
11/01/13

Visions of the Multiverse

Prof. Steve Manly Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Rochester
10/25/13

3-D Printing

Prof. Denis Cormier Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, RIT
10/18/13

A Cognitive Account of Why Overheard Cell-phone Conversations Are Annoying: Effects of Predictability on our Brains and Behavior

Dr. Lauren Emberson Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, University of Rochester
10/11/13

Modern Locality Theories and Applications

Prof. Chen Ding Deparment of Computer Science, University of Rochester
10/04/13

From DOTS to SPOT:
Interpreting Musical Notation as a Performer

Prof. Petar Kodzas and Mr. Sungmin Shin Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
9/27/13

Turning Waste Heat into Electricity on the Nanoscale

Prof. Andrew Jordan Deparment of Computer Science, University of Rochester
9/20/13

The History of the Panama Canal

Dr. Stu Berger Xerox, Retired
4/19/13

Exploring the Tumor Extracellular Matrix using Second Harmonic Generation Imaging

Prof. Edward Brown Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester
4/12/13

Using Freeform Optics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology to Correct Patient's Vision

Dr. Ian Cox Bausch & Lomb
4/05/13

Tomography of GRIN Optics at Micronscale Resolution

Prof. Jannick Rolland Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
3/29/13

Laser Technology in Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Prof. Scott MacRae Department of Ophthalmology and Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester
3/22/13

The Optimal Design of Profitable Renewable Energy Systems; A Hamiltonian Based Approach

Dr. Frank Horowitz Visiting Professor, Cornell University
3/15/13

Powering the Internet

Prof. Wayne H. Knox Optics and Physics Department, and Associate Dean of Education and New Initiatives, University of Rochester
3/08/13

Consumer Behavior and all of its Intricacies

Prof. George R. Cook Simon School of Business and Department of Psychology, University of Rochester
3/01/13

Competition and Innovation: Does AMD Spur Intel to Innovate More

Prof. Ronald Goettler Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
2/22/13

The Diverse and Exciting Technology Portfolio of Corning's Advanced Optics Group

Paul M. Then Corning Incorporated
2/15/13

Public Education in Transition—How Current Curricular, Fiscal, and Political Issues are Affecting Public Education in our Region

Ms. Jody Siegle Monroe County School Boards Association
2/08/13

A Continuous-Time Model of Product Usage: Measuring the Effect of Product Design and Rewards in Online Games

Prof. Paulo Albuquerque Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester
2/01/13

Using a Public Health Approach To Reduce Violence

Prof. Catherine Cerulli Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester
1/25/13

Hiking Through Southern Utah's Spectacular Geology

Mr. Lawrence O'Heron Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
1/18/13

The End of National Ignition Campaign (NIC) and the Beginning of Polar-Drive Ignition Campaign (PIC)

Dr. Craig Sangster Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
1/11/13

In Vivo Diagnosis and Therapy Monitoring of Breast Cancer using Diffuse Optics

Dr. Regine Choe Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester

2012

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/14/12

Do You Hear What I Hear?: The History of Holiday Music

Professor Josef Hanson Department of Music, University of Rochester
12/07/12

Determining the Role of Epidermal Stem Cells in Skin Cancer

Professor Lisa DeLouise Department of Dermatology, University of Rochester
11/30/12

Associative Computing with Emerging Nonvolatile Memories

Professor Engin Ipek Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester
11/16/12

Landsat 8?: Modeling the Performance of the Next Landsat Earth Observing Instruments

Professor John Schott Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, RIT
11/09/12

Secrets of Long-Lived Cancer-Resistant Rodents

Professor Andrei Seluanov Department of Biology, University of Rochester
10/26/12

Schrödinger's Hat: Amplifying and Storing Acoustic and Quantum Waves Invisibly

Professor Alan Greenleaf Department of Mathematics, University of Rochester
10/19/12

Magnetic-Field Strength, Water and Life on the Early Earth

Professor John Tarduno Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
10/05/12

What Money Buys: The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures

Professor Lynda Powell Department of Political Science, University of Rochester
9/28/12

Interactive Crowd-Powered Systems in the Real World

Professor Jeff Bigham Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester
4/13/12

Beyond Harry Potter: Cloaks for Hiding in Space and in Time

Professor Robert Boyd, Dr. Zhimin Shi Institue of Optics, University of Rochester
4/06/12

About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

Professor Adam Frank Department of Physics, University of Rochester
3/30/12

The European Debt Crisis and the Way Ahead

Professor Ognian Hishow Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies
3/23/12

Pangs of History in Late-1970s Rock

Professor John Covach Eastman School of Music
3/16/12

Where the Hot Stuff is: Volcanoes on the Earth and the Solar System

Rosaly M. C. Lopes NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
3/09/12

How to Fix Everything: The Power and Sources of Economic Growth

Professor Steven Landsburg Dept of Economics, University of Rochester
3/02/12

New tricks for an old dog: finding new targets for heart failure

Professor Burns Blaxall Medical School, University of Rochester
2/24/12

Climate Records from Ice Cores: Drilling into the past to learn about the future

Professor Vasilii Petrenko University of Rochester
2/17/12

Oil Prices and Oil Price Risk

Professor Robert Ready Simon School, University of Rochester
2/10/12

St. Petersburg—the Northern Capitol of Russia

Andrey Okishev LLE
1/27/12

Non-Invasive Vision Correction using Femtosecond Lasers

Professor Wayne Knox The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
1/20/12

The rise of mountains and the fall in global temperatures over the last 40 millions years: why we live in a glacial world

Carmala Garzione Dept of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester

2011

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/16/11

Ultrathin Layers of Ceramics on Polymers: Water Plasma Pretreatment Primer for Atomic Layer Deposition of Aluminum Oxide

Dr. Jeremy Grace Kodak
12/09/11

Image Quality in Consumer Digital Cameras

Dr. Bruce Pillman Kodak
12/02/11

The Hippie Aesthetic: Progressive Rock in the 1970s

Professor John Covach Eastman School of Music
11/04/11

The Neural Circuit of Reward and Value: Linking Connectivity to Function and Disease

Professor Suzanne N. Haber Dept. of Pharmacology and Physiology School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester
10/28/11

Salesforce Compensation Dynamics

Professor Sanjog Misra Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
10/14/11

Making Hydrogen from Water and Sunlight

Professor Rich Eisenberg Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
10/07/11

Massive Volcanic Eruptions, Asteroid Impacts and the History of Life and Death on our Planet

Professor Ashish Basu Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
9/30/11

Fuel Cells for Mobility, Auxiliary Power and Stationary Power Systems

Professor Thomas Trabold Rochester Institute of Technology
9/23/11

Stock Volatility

Professor William Schwert Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
9/16/11

Crisis in State Pension Plans

Professor Robert Novy-Marx Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
4/22/11

Using Geographic Information Systems to Assess Pollution Impacts of Freight Transport

Professor Karl Korfmacher Environmental Science Program Director, Department of Biological Sciences
4/15/11

A National Model for Lead Poisoning Prevention

Dr. Katrina Korfmacher Environmental Health Sciences Center, URMC
4/08/11

Math Mistakes: When 1 point errors have million dollar consequences

Dr. Heather A. Lewis Department of Mathematics, Nazareth College
4/01/11

To drink, or not to drink too much....that is the question (in relation to cardiovascular health)

Dr. Eileen M. Redmond Associate Professor, Surgery (Research), URMC
3/25/11

Studying Cancer with Drosophila Genetics

Dr. Dirk Bohmann Department of Biomedical Genetics, URMC
3/18/11

Junk DNA and Disease: How a Dormant Gene Causes Muscular Dystrophy

Dr. Rabi Tawil Director, Fields Center for FSHD and Neuromuscular Research, URMC
3/04/11

The earliest work on optical design on the world's second largest computer

Dr. Kevin Thompson Optical Research Associates
2/25/11

Silicon Watts: Myths and Promise of Photovoltaics

Professor Santosh Kurinec Electrical & Microelectronic Engineering, RIT
2/18/11

Responding to the Emerald Ash Borer in Monroe County

Mr. Walter N. Nelson Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Monroe County
2/11/11

Optical Lift—Flying with Light

Professor Grover Swartzlander Department of Physics and Imaging Science, RIT
2/04/11

Images three years before first light: Modeling the next Landsat earth observing sensors

Professor John Schott Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory, RIT
1/28/11

Learning in human infants: The Goldilocks effect

Dr. Richard Aslin Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
1/21/11

Action video games as an exemplary learning tool

Dr. Daphne Bavelier Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester

2010

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/10/10

The history of the Russian Navy

Dr. Andrey V. Okishev Laboratory for Laser Energetics
12/3/10

Arc discharge light sources: recent advances

Dr. Alexander Dunaevsky Philips Lighting North America, Bath NY
11/19/10

Save thousands of dollars and an untold amount of heartache, by being prepared for death or incapacity

Michael O'May Circle of Life Consulting Group
11/05/10

Reveal gut microbita: A story beyond vitamin D

Jun Sun University of Rochester
10/29/10

How a Family Builds a Child: Emotional Security Theory and Child Development

Melissa Sturge-Apple Department of Clinical & Social Psychology, University of Rochester
10/22/10

Photoswitchable Gas Permeation Membranes

Ken Marshall Laboratory for Laser Energetics
10/15/10

Trip to Southern Africa

Victor Poleshuck University of Rochester
10/8/10

“Art must tell the story of creation”: the art, friendship, and theories of Claude Bragdon and Fritz Trautmann

Jessica Marten University of Rochester
10/01/10

Facilitating Optimal Motivation and Psychological Well-being Across Life's Domains

Edward Deci University of Rochester
9/24/10

Building Wooden Canoes

Todd Touris Laboratory for Laser Energetics
9/17/10

Stress, Metabolism, and Stem Cells: What flies can tell us about aging

Henri Jasper University of Rochester
9/10/10

Bacterial Symbionts—A Source of Adaptation or a Whole New Trophic Level?

John Jaenike University of Rochester
5/07/10

Invention of the Digital Camera

Mr. Steven Sasson Kodak (retired)
4/23/10

Autism: a not-so-mysterious developmental disorder

Dr. Patricia Rodier URMC, University of Rochester
4/16/10

The Limits of Human Vision

Prof. David Williams Inst. of Optics, University of Rochester
4/09/10

See your brain as you could never before
(without cutting it open)

Prof. Jianhui Zhong URMC, University of Rochester
4/02/10

Integration and alignment of the James Webb Space Telescope

Dr. Conrad Wells ITT
3/26/10

12th-century nun composer Hildegard of Bingen

Prof. Honey Meconi Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
3/19/10

Tech transfer at UR

Dr. Ralph Kuncl & Gail Norris Office of Tech. Transfer, University of Rochester
3/05/10

Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection

Ms. Tina Oldknow Corning Museum of Glass
2/26/10

Walter and Me: Unlocking the Mystery of the Memorial Art Gallery's Painting: "The Printseller's Window."

Mr. Pete Brown Memorial Art Gallery
2/19/10

Nanotechnology - the good, the bad, and the unknown

Prof. Lisa DeLouise URMC, University of Rochester
2/12/10

Seeing other Earths with an Optical Vortex Coronagraph

Prof.G. Schwartzlander RIT
2/05/10

Progress in Laboratory Astrophysics: Jets, Clumps
and Plasma in a Can

Prof. Adam Frank Dept of Physics & Astronomy, University of Rochester
1/22/10

Lake Effect Weather: Observing, Predicting & Assessing Potential Impacts of Global Climate Change

Prof. Jose Maliekal University of Brockport
1/15/10

Early Days of Digital Imaging

Dr. Thomas Kelly Kodak (retired)

2009

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/04/09

Protecting open space in and around Monroe and Wayne Counties

Dr. Nancy Goodman Torpey Genesee Land Trust
11/20/09

Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester

Mr. Bob Tobin & Mr. Don Golini Simon School, University of Rochester & QED
11/13/09

Understanding Cancer Using Multiphoton Laser-Scanning Microscopy

Prof. Edward Brown Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester
10/23/09

Using the Web to Improve Access for Blind People

Prof. Jeffrey Bigham Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester
10/16/09

Working in the Vineyard of Surgery Reflections on 40 years in the OR (Operating Room)

Prof. Vincent Reale URMC, University of Rochester
10/02/09

A Novel Route to a Novel Pandemic

Prof. John Treanor URMC, University of Rochester
09/25/09

An Economic Model of Leadership

Dean Mark Zupan Simon School, University of Rochester
9/18/09

A Chinese Journey: Exploring China with two adults and three kids

Dr. William Donaldson LLE, University of Rochester
5/01/09

Current concepts in total joint replacement

Prof. Allen Boyd, M. D. Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, URMC
4/24/09

Design challenges in high performance three-dimensional circuits

Prof. Eby Friedman Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
4/17/09

Quantum optics in the teaching laboratory

Dr. Svetlana Lukishova Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
4/10/09

The Artist/Entertainer

Prof. Mark Scatterday Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
4/03/09

Sabermetrics 101: an introduction to the statistics of baseball

Prof. Charlie Freeman Department of Physics, SUNY Geneseo
3/27/09

Pinpointing planets in circumstellar disks

Prof. Alice Quillen Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
3/20/09

A perspective on the design of head-worn displays

Prof. Jannick Rolland Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
3/06/09

A good look at Budapest and Prague (with a bit of London thrown in too)

Bob and Helen Lautenslager -
2/20/09

MEMS

Dr. Mark Kowarz Infotonics Center
2/13/09

Unsolved mysteries in medieval music: how technology could crack a very cold case

Prof. Jeannie Guerrero Music Theory Dept., Eastman School of Music
2/6/09

The history of the Russian nuclear center

Dr. Andrey Okishev LLE, University of Rochester
1/30/09

One week working at Best Friends: a no-kill shelter in Kanab, Utah

Lawrence O'Heron LLE, University of Rochester
1/23/09

The optics convention of 1905 and an obscure story of the optics industry in Rochester at the turn of the last century

Dr. Kevin P. Thompson Optical Research Associates
1/16/09

Tourette syndrome: what makes people tic?

Dr. Jonathan Mink Depts. of Neurology, Neurobiolpogy, Anatomy, and Pediatrics, URMC

2008

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/05/08

Party competition between unequals: the role of mainstream party strategy in the electoral fortunes of niche parties

Prof. Bonnie Meguid Dept. of Political Science, University of Rochester
11/14/08

Stress engineering for polarization control

Prof. Thomas Brown Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
11/07/08

Entrepreneurship in academic nursing

Dean Patricia Chiverton School of Nursing, Center for Nursing Entrepreneurship, University of Rochester
10/31/08

Perception of heart-disease risk: a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Prof. Robert Graming Dept.s of Family Medicine and Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester
10/24/08

Parting the Red Sea rift: capturing the process with earthquakes in Afar

Prof. Cindy Ebinger Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
10/03/08

A Spitzer survey of nearby young stellar clusters

Prof. Judith L. Pipher Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
9/26/08

Infrared observations of star-forming regions

Prof. Dan Watson Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
9/19/08

Environmental Landscaping: from botanical gardens to poisonous plants

Brian Eshenauer Cornell University Extension
9/05/08

Seeking Arthur, Robin Hood, and Renart the Fox: the past through the lens of literature

Prof. Richard Kaeuper Department of History, University of Rochester
5/09/08

Public education in Monroe County

Jody Siegle Monroe County School Boards Association
5/02/08

Ultrafast photochemistry and molecular coherence probed by femtosecond spectroscopy

Prof. David McCamant Dept. of Chemistry, University of Rochester
4/25/08

Searching for dark matter in the U. S.

Prof. Frank Wolfs Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
4/18/08

Optics from 3000 BC to 3000 AD

Prof. Wayne Knox Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
4/11/08

Dark matter and digital processing

Eric Druszkevicz Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
4/04/08

Free Lunch: how the wealthiest Americans benefit from the current tax system

David Cay Johnston New York Times
3/28/08

Energy transition in Mozambique

Prof. Joao Venancio and Prof. Joao Chidamoio Mozambique
3/21/08

Quackery

Prof. Peter Perkins School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester
3/07/08

Government reform in Albany -- is the time ripe for the apple?

Stuart Berger Citizens for Better Government in New York, Inc.
2/29/08

Plasma physics research at an undergraduate institution

Prof. Stephen Paladino SUNY at Geneseo Department of Physics
2/22/08

The bag lady presents: the ramblings of an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker

Kathryn Zimmerman -
2/15/08

Porcelain

Dr. Nicholas Zumbulyadis Eastman Kodak Company
2/08/08

A journey through parts of Scandinavia

Dr. Johan Frenje Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2/01/08

Stalin's son borrowed my geometry books. My adventures in Soviet Russia, Hitler's Germany, and U. S. Intelligence

Alexander Wieber Historic Seals
1/25/08

Linked fate: energy transitions in a global society

Prof. Ben Ebenhack Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester
1/18/08

Neural basis of perceiving and remembering visual motion

Pasternak, Prof. Tatiana Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester

2007

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/21/07

The W. H. O. and the Cold War

Brown, Prof. Theodore Department of History, University of Rochester
12/14/07

Art museum in St. Petersburg, Russia

Okishev, Dr. Andrei LLE, University of Rochester
12/07/07

Magnetic fusion and progress in spherical torus research

Raman, Dr. Roger Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University
11/30/07

Cancer stem cells and their implications for the future of cancer therapy

Jordan, Prof. Craig Wilmot Cancer Research Center, University of Rochester
11/09/07

Some surprises from economics

Landsburg, Prof. Steven Department of Economics, University of Rochester
11/02/07

History of the Institute of Optics

Stroud, Prof. Carlos J. Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
10/12/07

A peek at the current exhibits at the Memorial Art Gallery

Delettrez, Monique Docent, Memorial Art Gallery
10/05/07

The history of making violins

Sullivan, Ken Sullivan Violins
9/21/07

Christmas in Machu Picchu (2005)

Lautenslager, Bob and Helen LLE (retired)
9/14/07

A personal tour of Guantanamo Bay (with photos)

Houde-Walter, Dr. Susan Laser Max, Inc.
4/27/07

The impact of technology on living with low vision

Torpey, Dr. Peter Xerox Corporation, Research Fellow (ret)
4/20/07

The president's brain: brain diseases in the White House

Joynt, Prof. Robert Department of Neurology, SMD, University of Rochester
4/06/07

Why planetary nebula are the most interesting phenomenon in astronomy

Frank, Adam Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
3/30/07

Patent rights: are you giving them away?

Norris, Gail Director, Technology Transfer for LLE and the College, University of Rochester
3/23/07

From Atom Zapping to Metals Blackening

Guo, Dr. Chunlei Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
3/09/07

The mathematics of invisibility

Greenleaf, Prof. Allan Department of Mathematics, University of Rochester
3/02/07

Mysteries of mitochondrial DNA

Pogozelski, Prof. Wendy Departmentof Chemistry, SUNY Geneseo
2/23/07

An education on aging issues

O'May, Mike Independent Lifetime Planing Specialist
2/16/07

MCWA: production and distribution of drinking water

Trentini, John Monroe County Water Authority
2/09/07

Mathematical approach to neuroscience

Pinto, Prof. David Dept. of Nuerobiology and Anatomy, University of Rochester
2/02/07

Water management and mass transport considerations in polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells

Trabold, Thomas, and Owejan, Jon P. General Motors
1/26/07

The Rise of the Andes

Garzione, Prof. N. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester

2006

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/15/06

The color of motivation

Elliot, Dr. Andrew J. Dept. of Clinical and Social Sciences, University of Rochester
12/08/06

Gradient-Index Optics in Nature and In the Manmade World

Moore, Prof. Duncan Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
12/01/06

Climate Change: comparing energy balance model and large computer model predictions with data

Knox, Prof. Robert S., and Douglass, Prof. David H. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
11/17/06

Does your heart like your anti-allergy medication?

Couderc, Prof. Jean-Phillippe Dept. of Medicine, SMD, University of Rochester
11/10/06

Riemann zeta function

Gonek, Prof. Steve Dept. of Mathematics, University of Rochester
10/27/06

Earth's magnetic field

Tarduno, Prof. John Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
10/20/06

The color of motivation

Elliot, Dr. Andrew Dept of Clinical and Social Services and Psychology, University of Rochester
10/06/06

Subnanosecond pulse generation and processing using silicon integrated circuits

Wu, Prof. Hui Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
9/29/06

Size [of nanomaterials] matters, so does shape and composition

Yang, Prof. Hong Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
9/22/06

Backwards pulse propagation

Boyd, Prof. Robert Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
5/12/06

Innovations in low input sustainable agriculture

Forsberg, Fred Honeyhill Farm
5/05/06

Real-time and background-free detection of nanoscale particles

Ignatovich, Filipp V. Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
4/28/06

Laser technology and interferometric techniques on LIGO

Saraf, Prof. Shailendhar Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
4/21/06

Obesity in Upstate New York: trends, costs, opportunities

Black, Dr. Edgar Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield
4/14/06

Reflecting on global terrorism: the past, present, and future

Cunningham, Prof. Karla Dept. of Political Science and International Relations, SUNY Geneseo
4/07/06

Phakic intraocular lenses: the new focus in refractive surgery

Morris, Dr. Michael Apollo Optical Systems
3/31/06

Biometric fingerprint systems

Raguin, Dr. Dan Aprilis, Inc.
3/24/06

Educational outreach program at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

Post-Zwicker, Dr. Andrew Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
3/10/06

Multiple intelligences

Marciante, Dr. Robert The Francenter, Inc., Darien, IL
3/03/06

The history of lasers at LLE

Soures, Dr. John LLE, University of Rochester
2/24/06

The R E Ginna nuclear power plant

Korskick, Maria Constellation Energy
2/17/06

The Great Hall of Trajan's markets in Rome: Evolution and Permanence of Structural Forms in Ancient Roman Concrete

Perucchio, Prof. Renato Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester
2/10/06

Bird flu vaccine development

Treanor, Prof. John Infectious Disease Unit, SMD, University of Rochester
2/03/06

Ethanol, Biodiesel and renewable energy

Pimentel, Prof. David Dept. of Entomology and Section of Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University
1/27/06

Born to be wired: technology, communication, and the millenial generation

Greenfield, Mark University of Buffalo
1/20/06

China & the Yangtze River (part II)

Lautenslager, Bob and Helen World travelers, LLE retired

2005

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/16/05

Concrete masterpieces: the engineering of monumental domes in imperial Rome

Perucchio, Prof. Renato Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester
12/09/05

China & the Yangtze River (part I)

Lautenslager, Bob and Helen World travelers, LLE retired
12/02/05

Omega EP structures and vacuum vessels

Mastrosimone, Dino LLE, University of Rochester
11/18/05

Lasers in dentistry

Seka, Dr. Wolf LLE, University of Rochester
11/11/05

Engineered Diffusers

Sales, Dr. Tasso RPC Photonics
11/04/05

Observing the Orange Revolution (voting in the Ukraine)

Kosc, Dr. Tanya LLE, University of Rochester
10/14/05

Life on a chip: integrating the animate and inanimate worlds

Castracane, Dr. James SUNY Albany
10/07/05

Shock tunnel experiments for hypersonic flight

Parker, Dr. Ron Stratonics, Inc.
9/23/05

Seals - Signatures in Wax (Adventures in Sphragistics)

Wieber, Prof. Alexander Historic Waxcraft
9/23/05

Materials needs and requirements for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells

Healy, Dr. John General Motors
9/16/05

Airborne dial LIDAR system

Lines, Dr. Todd ITT
9/09/05

Uncovering the pathological basis of Batten disease

Pearce, Prof. David School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester
4/22/05

Learning spaces travel: disrupting the in/out of school binary

Larson, Prof. Joanne School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester
4/15/05

Turbo codes? Exploration in iterative estimation and detection of VLSI complexity reduction, reliability, and low energy

Ampadu, Prof. Paul Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
4/08/05

Up, up, and away! [hot air ballooning]

Oliver, Jim LLE, University of Rochester
4/01/05

The art and science behind gemstones and jewelry

Jones, Cyndy and Evan Rochester, NY
3/25/05

Glass Art

Cass, Prof. Robin Glass Program, Rochester Institute of Technology
3/18/05

St. Petersburg: the northern capital of Russia

Okishev, Dr. Andrey LLE, University of Rochester
3/04/05

Frankenstein lives!

Madigan, Prof. Tim Department of Philosophy, St. John Fisher College
2/25/05

Towards quantum engineering of Bose-Einstein condensates, the coldest state of matter

Choi, Dr. Stephen Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
2/18/05

Solvent vapor smoothing of vapor-deposited polyimide -- a new approach to surface modification

Anthamatten, Prof. Mitchell LLE and Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester
2/11/05

Farming: old ideas in a new way

Ross, Perry and Lydia Pe-R-Ly Meadows, Whitesville, NY
2/04/05

The Rochester Prevention Research Center: National Center for Deaf Health Research

Pearson, Prof. Thomas, M. D. National Center for Deaf Health Research, University of Rochester
1/28/05

The Coast Guard, the ferry, and homeland security

Braund, John C. Flotilla 42, U. S. Coast Guard
1/21/05

The NewTon instrument for tonography

Feldon, Prof. Steven E., M. D. Dept. of Ophthalmology, URMC
1/14/05

Estimating the elevation of ancient mountain belts: examples from Tibet and the Bolivian Altiplano

Garzione, Prof. Carmala Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester

2004

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/17/04

Should anthropology give voice to the powerless?

Emmett, Prof. Ayala Department of Anthropology, University of Rochester
12/10/04

John and Abigail Adams letters

Shuffleton, Prof. Frank Department of English, University of Rochester
12/03/04

Differential gene expression in failing and rescued heart

Blaxall, Prof. Burns Cardiology Unit, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester
11/05/04

The relevance of jazz terminology to its history, composers, and performers

Kruger, Prof. Jonathan Dept. of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology
10/29/04

Electroluminescent devices from transition metal complexes

Malliaras, Prof. George Dept. of Materials Science Engineering, Cornell University
10/22/04

The IViPP Particle Visualization Tool

Baldwin, Prof. Douglas SUNY at Geneseo
10/15/04

Polysynthesis and the Conundrum of 'Run-With-Wolves' or What's a Word Anyway?

McDonough, Prof. Joyce Department of Linguistics, University of Rochester
10/01/04

The musical and scientific revolutions of the 16th century

Douglass, Prof. David, and Headlam, Prof. David Depts. of Physics and Musicology, University of Rochester
9/24/04

Colloidal engineering: control of the composition, morphology, and assembly of small particles

Yates, Prof. Matthew Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
9/17/04

Ray-based method for modeling the propagation of waves

Alonso, Prof. Miguel Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
4/23/04

Great Lakes environment: remote sensing and aquatic optics

Vodacek, Dr. Tony Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
4/16/04

NASA/JPL robotic space exploration overview

Kyle, Dr. Earle Solar System Ambassador, NASA/JPL
4/09/04

Crashes and consequences: the politics of aviation safety and security

Primo, Prof. David Department of Political Science, University of Rochester
4/02/04

A personal view of the movies: baseball and war

Grella, Prof. George Department of English, University of Rochester
3/26/04

Why quantum computing?

Howell, Prof. John Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
3/05/04

Recent developments in communications circuits and systems

Wu, Prof. Hui Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
2/27/04

Electronic voting: how good is it?

Niemi, Prof. Richard Department of Political Science, University of Rochester
2/20/04

Ultra-slow and superluminal light propagation in a room-temperature solid

Bigelow, Matthew Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
2/13/04

What is modern painting? How did we get from impressionism to abstraction?

Delettrez, Monique Docent, Memorial Art Gallery
2/06/04

Reading between the lines: applications of imaging technology to recover historical writings

Easton, Prof. Roger L. Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
1/30/04

A brief history of Iran

Shahin, Dr. Michael M. Xerox Corporation (retired)
1/23/04

Single-photon and ultrafast optical detectors

Sobolewski, Prof. Roman Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
1/16/04

Television meteorologists: victims of their own success

Johnson, Glen Chief Meteorologist, WOKR-TV