Natural Science Colloquia

Jan. 22, 2014               

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan’s spring 2014 Natural Science Colloquia Series, which is a forum for scientific discussion, begins Friday, Jan. 24, with a presentation by Allison Harris, assistant professor of physics at Illinois State University. All colloquia events, which are free and open to the public, will be held on Fridays at 4 p.m. in the Center for Natural Science Learning and Research (201 Beecher St., Bloomington), in the Anderson Auditorium, C101, with the exception of the April 18 event, which will be in the Beckman Lecture Hall, C102.

The Natural Science Colloquia Series invites contemporary scientists to share cutting-edge advances in the natural sciences in a manner that is accessible to undergraduate students.

  • Jan. 24: Bruno deHarak, assistant professor of physics at Illinois Wesleyan, will host Allison Harris, assistant professor of physics at Illinois State University, who will discuss “The Physics of 3 and 4-Body Collisions.”
  • Feb. 28: Brian Brennan, associate professor of chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan, will host Brent Chandler, assistant professor of chemistry at Illinois College. Chandler will examine “Efforts to Prepare Biologically Important Molecules.”
  • April 11: Wendell and Loretta Hess Professor of Chemistry Ram Mohan will host Kevin Brown, assistant professor of chemistry at Indiana University Bloomington, who will address “New Methods and Strategies for the Chemical Synthesis of Natural Products.”
  • April 18: Illinois Wesleyan’s Earl and Marian A. Beling Professor of Natural Sciences Tian-Xiao He will host Richard Laugesen, professor of mathematics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Laugesen will present a Beling Lecture.

For additional information about the Natural Science Colloquia Series, contact Debbie Gordon, office coordinator for natural sciences, at (309) 556-3940.

Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu