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May 21, 2018

  • First Summer Session Begins

    Monday, May 21, 2018

  • CNI±: Nathan Tardiff

    Monday, May 21, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Goddard 427

    This weekly club features lecture-style presentations, workshops, and poster sessions presented by our own graduate students and postdocs in a low-key, casual environment. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to practice presenting their polished and unpolished work, to socialize, and to become familiar with the diversity of resarch being conducted at CNI. For more information contact David White at dave.cni.upenn@gmail.com
    The presenter for May 21 is Nathan Tardiff.
    Refreshments will be served.

May 28, 2018

May 29, 2018

May 31, 2018

June 4, 2018

  • CNI±: Drew Jaegle

    Monday, June 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Goddard 427

    This weekly club features lecture-style presentations, workshops, and poster sessions presented by our own graduate students and postdocs in a low-key, casual environment. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to practice presenting their polished and unpolished work, to socialize, and to become familiar with the diversity of resarch being conducted at CNI. For more information contact David White at dave.cni.upenn@gmail.com
    The presenter for June 4 is Drew Jaegle.
    Refreshments will be served.

June 11, 2018

  • Introduction to SAXS and WAXS

    Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

    A new instrument for state-of-the-art X-ray scattering measurements has been
    installed in the LRSM in the newly renovated room 13.   The Xeuss 2.0
    by XENOCS has a Cu and Mo X-ray sources, computer controlled focusing,
    transmission and grazing incident sample geometries, a 1M pixel Pilatus
    detector (2D), a smaller detector for simultaneous SAXS and WAXS, and a variety
    of in situ capabilities. 

    The facility will be called DEXS:  Dual Source and Environmental
    X-ray Scattering.

    An application scientist
    from XENOCS will present a morning of talks about X-ray scattering in general
    and the new instrument.The
    lectures start with an introduction to the basics of the physics of x-ray
    interactions with materials and the need of a non-destructive atomic and
    molecular structure probe. Then, a basic review of x-ray production and optics
    for scattering experiments will be presented. It will be followed by a how-to
    introduction to sample environments and data acquisition and reduction. Ending
    with a brief introduction to data analysis and
    interpretation.  

  • CNI±: Yunshu Fan

    Monday, June 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Goddard 427

    This weekly club features lecture-style presentations, workshops, and poster sessions presented by our own graduate students and postdocs in a low-key, casual environment. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to practice presenting their polished and unpolished work, to socialize, and to become familiar with the diversity of resarch being conducted at CNI. For more information contact David White at dave.cni.upenn@gmail.com
    The presenter for June 11 is Yunshu Fan.
    Refreshments will be served.

June 12, 2018

  • Who Do You Think You Are? Modern Identities Between Genes and Rebirths, India c. 1950s - 1980s

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

    What makes us who we are? Is it our genes? Or is it in fact our memories? Projit Bihari Mukharji will discuss how, in newly-independent India two new sciences, genetics and parapsychology, both tried to answer this question in their distinctive ways. At the time both the disciplines were themselves also struggling to define their identities. Even as the quests for disciplinary identities were interlaced with the quest to define human identities scientifically, their political resonances with identity politics and nation-building were too obvious to ignore. As scientists, their methods and their questions moved between these various levels; scientific questions about human identity also became questions about the identity of science itself.
    Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Science Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.
    Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Amanda Mott at ammott@upenn.edu.
    Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.
    Click HERE to see a complete listing of all of the Spring 2018 Penn Science and Lightbulb Cafés.