In this lecture, Dr. Steven Salzberg will describe how scientists are using the latest sequencing technology in combination with new, very fast algorithms to sequence a complex mixture of DNA from a sick patient and, in some cases, identify the causative agent of an infection.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:15pm Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
Dr. Andrea Ghez will discuss the latest developments in the study of black holes, specifically how the environment around the black hole at the center of the Milky Way is quite different than astronomers expected. She will also describe how studying the orbits of stars at the galactic center could improve our understanding of gravity.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:00pm - 6:15pm Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) seeks applicants for postdoctoral fellowships. Intended work is at the interface of theory and experiment on the nature, role and mechanisms of the neural activity that produces cognition.
The aim of the Simons Collaborations in MPS program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in the broad area of mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science.
The Targeted Grants to Institutes program is intended to support institutions in the mathematics and physical sciences through funding to centers of excellence, to help establish scientific culture and strengthen contacts within the international scientific community.
The program brings mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists together to interact and collaborate on one topic, or tightly connected groups of topics, over a series of meetings.