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May
3
Thu
Leo Paquette Legacy Symposium 2017 @ 130 CBEC
May 3 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Speakers: Dmitri Pissarnitski, Merck; Justin Du Bois, Stanford University; Dan Little, University of California San Diego

 

Check back for more information about the Leo Paquette Legacy Symposium

 


Leo A. Paquette was born in Worcester, MA. He received his B.S. degree from Holy Cross College in 1956 and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from MIT in 1959. After serving as a Research Associate at the Upjohn Company from 1959 to 1963, he joined the faculty of The Ohio State University. He was promoted to full professor in 1969, held the Kimberly Professorship from 1981-1987 and was named Distinguished University Professor in 1987.

 

A member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1984, Dr. Paquette has been a Visiting Professor at institutions across the United States and Europe. He has served on advisory committees of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). He has been a member of the editorial boards of numerous publications including the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Organic Syntheses, Organic Reactions, and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Electronic Encyclopedia of Organic Reagents (eEros).

 

Dr. Paquette’s honors include the Sloan Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award of the ACS, S.T. Li prize for Science and Technology, and he was chosen as the Centenary Lecturer of the Royal Chemical Society. He has been a fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, and has been selected as the Plenary Lecturer for more than a dozen international conferences. He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate from his alma mater.

 

In the field of hydrocarbon chemistry, Dr. Paquette is best known for achieving the first total synthesis of the Platonic solid dodecahedrane in 1982, which still stands as one of the landmark achievements in the history of organic synthesis and hydrocarbon chemistry.

 

May
4
Fri
Monte and Usha Ahuja Distinguished Lecture Series @ E001 Scott Lab
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker: Israel Wygnanski, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Arizona

Title: TBA


Details coming soon.

 

The Monte and Usha Ahuja Distinguished Lecture Series aims to attract highly accomplished and illustrious individuals, as well as those on their way to national and international renown. In addition to showcasing the work of current experts in the engineering field, this lecture series will inspire Ohio State students to achieve excellence and eminence in their own future careers in government, industry and academia.

May
20
Sun
Shell Distinguished Women in Science Lecture @ 291 Mendenhall Lab
May 20 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Speaker: Dr. Robin Elizabeth Bell

Title: TBA

Affiliation: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Host: Anne Carey


In 2016 Robin was elected as AGU’s president-elect, an office she will hold until 2019 when she becomes president, during AGU’s 100th anniversary year. From LDEO’s website announcing her election at AGU, Robin is one of the world’s leading experts in polar science. She directs research programs in Antarctica and Greenland; leads research on ice sheets, plate tectonics, and rivers; and leads the development of technology to monitor our changing planet. As chair of the National Academy of Sciences Polar Research Board, she was instrumental in launching International Polar Year 2007-2008, a major multinational push to study the polar regions.

May
22
Tue
Inorganic/Organic Seminar – Dr. Dan Little @ 100 Stillman Hall
May 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Dan Little

Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara

Title: TBA

Host: Dr. Sevov

Sep
14
Fri
Monte and Usha Ahuja Distinguished Lecture Series @ E001 Scott Labs
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker: Reza Abhari, Ph.D.

Affiliation: ETH Zurich

Title: TBD


Details coming soon.

 

The Monte and Usha Ahuja Distinguished Lecture Series aims to attract highly accomplished and illustrious individuals, as well as those on their way to national and international renown. In addition to showcasing the work of current experts in the engineering field, this lecture series will inspire Ohio State students to achieve excellence and eminence in their own future careers in government, industry and academia.

Sep
25
Tue
Physics Colloquium: Nitin Samarth @ 1080 Physics Research Building (Smith Seminar Room)
Sep 25 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
We provide a perspective on the recent emergence of “topological spintronics,” which relies on helical Dirac electrons on the surfaces of solids with strong spin-orbit coupling [1]..When timereversal symmetry is broken by ferromagnetic order, the helical Dirac states transition to chiral edge states [2]. This is a realization of Haldane’s Chern insulator phase of matter, characterized by a precisely quantized Hall conductance and ballistic edge transport without a magnetic field, even in systems with significant electronic and magnetic disorder [3,4]. The interplay between these edge states, dissipative channels and magnetic order appears to yield a condensed matter realization of quantum tunneling out of a ‘false vacuum’ [4]. Interesting opportunities are also emerging for patterning and manipulating the edge states using optical techniques [5]. On a more pragmatic note, the helical spin texture of the surface states also leads to efficient spincharge conversion at room temperature [6,7], allowing one to envision novel devices for universal memory and spin-based logic.
[1] M. Neupane, A. Richardella et al., Nature Communications 5, 3841 (2014).
[2] A. Kandala, A. Richardella, et al., Nature Communications 6, 7434 (2015).
[3] E. Lachman et al., Science Advances 1, e1500740 (2015).
[4] M. Liu et al., Science Advances 2, e1600167 (2016).
[5] A. L. Yeats et al. PNAS (online 12 September, 2017).
[6] A. Mellnik, J. S. Lee, A. Richardella et al., Nature 511, 449 (2014).
[7] H. Wang et al., Physical Review Letters 117, 076601 (2016).
Oct
27
Sat
HackOHI/O @ Ohio Union
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm

*Final event times have not been set.

 

The Ohio State University’s largest hackathon, HackOHI/O, is a weekend event focused on building and creating real projects. More than 750 undergraduate and graduate students will design, build and demonstrate software to a live audience of students, faculty and representatives from tech companies.

 

Participants will meet other passionate, fun and creative students from Ohio State and universities across the nation. Industry partners are also sending professional developers, designers, marketers and hustlers to provide mentorship.

 

Held in the Ohio Union, the hackathon is organized by OHI/O, a student-led organization that aims to build and foster the tech community at Ohio State .

 

To register as a participant, or for more information on sponsorship or volunteering opportunities, visit the HackOHI/O website.