Seminar Series Features Wide
Range of Speakers
By Raven Hanna
You have probably seen announcements on SLAC Today on the Colloquia
series. You may have noticed scientists, staff and visitors walking
toward Panofsky Auditorium around 4:00 p.m. on Mondays. You may even
have seen people in the Lobby chatting before the seminar.
“All are welcome,” says Marty Breidenbach (SLD) who currently heads up
the SLAC Departmental Colloquia series. The goal of the talks is to
bring interdisciplinary stimulation to the SLAC community, encouraging
communication and collaboration. Natasha Haulman (SLD), who organizes
the seminars, added, “[The talks are] a way for people from different
departments to come together and mingle.”
Presented for the Non-Specialist
Speakers are chosen from a variety of scientific fields and the lectures
are aimed at those who have science interests, not for specialists.
Memorable past lecturers include Sharon Weinberger on ‘Hafnium Isomer
Weapons’ and Bulent Atalay speaking about ‘Math and the Mona Lisa.’
Upcoming topics include autoimmune disease, science on Mars, renewable
energy, drug industry marketing ethics, science and lore of the kitchen,
and the reversal of diabetes in adult animals.
The Colloquia are featured on SLAC Today generally on the Friday before
each talk. Haulman also sends e-mail reminders. Contact her to be added
to the list (Ext. 5449,
email@example.com). Let her know if you would
like to meet with a speaker or with any questions on the Colloquia.
Missed a Talk?
Many past seminars are available on video from the Library in the
Central Lab (Bldg. 40, room Y215). To search Library videos, see:
For upcoming talks, see SLAC Today: