BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Syracuse University Events - ECPv6.5.0//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events calendar for the Syracuse University community REFRESH-INTERVAL;VALUE=DURATION:PT1H X-Robots-Tag:noindex X-PUBLISHED-TTL:PT1H BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20200308T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20201101T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20200924T154500 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20200924T164500 DTSTAMP:20240616T171632 CREATED:20200918T170432Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200918T170432Z SUMMARY:From chromatin to COVID: A theoretical physicist’s search for new collective phenomena in living matter DESCRIPTION:The Department of Physics will present a colloquia this week with Physics Associate Professor Jennifer Schwarz. \nThe physics community continues to make significant contributions to the understanding of matter with the prediction and detection of the Higgs boson and gravitational waves as two recent major examples.  And yet we still do not understand how DNA and its associated proteins\, known as chromatin\, is organized inside a cell nucleus\, with each person containing of order 100 billion neurons (cells) in the brain alone. Nor do we understand how a 100 nanometer-sized particle\, known as the SARS-CoV-2 virus\, enters a cell to potentially induce COVID-19 in numerous individuals\, and therefore\, significantly alter the way we interact with each other. Theoretical physics approaches to help unravel these two mysteries will be presented to hopefully motivate even more physicists to contribute to the understanding of living matter and\, as it turns out\, its intriguing collective properties (and to get ourselves out of this mess of a pandemic). URL: LOCATION:Falk Complex 150 Crouse Dr.\, Syracuse\, NY\, 13244\, United States CATEGORIES:Science and Mathematics ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png: ORGANIZER;CN="CAS-Department of Physics" GEO:43.0379544;-76.1375236 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Falk Complex 150 Crouse Dr. Syracuse NY 13244 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=150 Crouse Dr.:geo:43.0379544,-76.1375236 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR