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Lecture Notes

Dec. 2-16, 2011

This will be the final Lecture Notes for 2011. Lecture Notes will resume Jan. 13, 2012.

Challenges in Cyber-Physical Systems
WHEN: 3 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2
WHERE: Lindley Hall, Room 102, 150 S. Woodlawn Ave., Bloomington
WHAT: Marilyn Wolf, Farmer Distinguished Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes that CPS is a unification of the traditionally separate fields of control and computation.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-2567 or

From Ground Zero to Degree Zero: Akira as Origin and Oblivion
WHEN: Noon to 1:15 p.m. Dec. 2
WHERE: Ballantine Hall Room 004, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington
WHAT: Lecturer is Christopher Bolton, comparative and Japanese literature, Williams College; light refreshments are provided, and guests are welcome to bring their own snacks or lunch.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-1198 or

GM Speaker Series Featuring Christopher Marquis
WHEN: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2
WHERE: SPEA Room 167, Bloomington
WHAT: Christopher Marquis, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Harvard Business School in Boston will discuss "Punctuated Generosity: Events, Communities and Corporate Philanthropy in the United States, 1980-2006."
COST: Free and open to the public

Hoagy Carmichael Birthday Concert
WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 2
WHERE: Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006, Bloomington
WHAT: IU's Archives of Traditional Music, as part of its Noon Concert and Lecture Series, invites you to join us for our annual Hoagy Carmichael Birthday Concert to celebrate the 112th birthday of Bloomington's own Hoagy Carmichael. Performing some of Carmichael's best songs will be Kid Kazooey, Rachel Caswell, and Kaitlin Justin. Birthday cake will be provided!
COST: Free and open to the public

Class of 1949 Curator of Western Art after 1800
WHEN: 2 to 2:45 p.m. Dec. 4
WHERE: Indiana University Art Museum, First-Floor Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Bloomington
WHAT: Jenny McComas is the Class of 1949 Curator of Western Art After 1800 at the Indiana University Art Museum, and head of the museum's Nazi-Era Provenance Research Project. Her talk will focus on examples from the IU Art Museum's collection and the looting of art from Jewish collectors during World War II.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-1038 or

The Discovery of New Molecules at Plasma Temperatures
WHEN: Noon to 1:15 p.m. Dec. 5
WHERE: Science Building, Room 186, Fort Wayne, Ind.
WHAT: Steven Stevenson, assistant professor of chemistry, will discuss the journey from inception to creation and isolation.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 260-481-6160 or

Edmund M. Clarke

Edmund Clarke

Model Checking and the Curse of Dimensionality
WHEN: 3 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9
WHERE: Lindley Hall, 102, 150 S. Woodlawn Ave., Bloomington
WHAT: Edmund Clarke, FORE Systems University Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss some recent approaches to the state explosion problem using compositional reasoning, abstract interpretation and statistical sampling techniques. Clarke will provide examples about how these techniques can be used to make model checking feasible for computer software and to understand molecular processes in systems biology.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-4341 or

Creator of 'Entourage' to speak at IU
WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 5
WHERE: Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St., Bloomington
WHAT: Doug Ellin, the man behind Entourage, will give students a behind-the-scenes look at the series. He will speak and answer questions about the Emmy-nominated HBO series he created, wrote and produced that spanned eight seasons.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-4682 or

Dissecting Reproductive Isolation in Nature: The Evolution of Mate Choice in Drosophila
WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 9
WHERE: Myers Hall 130, Bloomington
WHAT: Kelly Dyer, University of Georgia, will discuss the patterns of mate choice within, and behavioral isolation between, the closely related species Drosophila subquinaria and D. recens.
COST: Free and open to the public

Where Do Bugs Go in Winter?
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 12:;30 p.m. Dec. 10
WHERE: Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton, Fort Wayne, Ind.
WHAT: This session will involve students exploring where and how insects live over the winter. Jordan Marshall, assistant professor of biology, will describe the different ways insects deal with cold temperatures. Students can then look for over-wintering insects in samples of seeds, fruits, sticks, logs and soil.
COST: $16 for nonmembers and $10 for members of Science Central. Lunch is included in the price of admission.
INFORMATION: 260-424-2400, ext. 427. For reservations, call ext. 451.