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Feb. 11, 2004


    OSWEGO -- Science Today, a lecture series launched last semester at SUNY Oswego to explore the interdisciplinary nature of science, continues through the spring with talks touching on such subjects as digital images, weather disasters and the environment.

    All lectures are admission free and open to the college and community. They begin with a pre-presentation reception at 3:45 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 306 of Park Hall, followed by 4:15 p.m. lectures in Room 305 of Park Hall.

    Michel Helfgott of SUNY Oswego's math department will probe the "Interplay of Math and Science" Feb. 18. On Feb. 25, Jose-L. Giner of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will explain "The Chemistry of Euphorbia and the Joy of Natural Products."

    March lectures will include Maheesh Bhandari of Oswego's math department, "Finite Fields and Their Application to Error-Correcting Codes," March 3; John Hamilton Jr. of Eastman Kodak Research Labs, "Color Interpolation for Digital Images," co-sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, March 10; Leigh Bacher of Oswego's psychology department, "Attention and Action in Human Infants," March 24; and Nicholas Bigelow, from the University of Rochester's physics and optics department, "Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Vapors," March 31.

    April sessions will include Peter Ducey of SUNY Cortland's biological sciences department, "Invasive Worms Clashing in North American Soils: Everyone's Problem," co-sponsored by Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, April 7; Robert Ballentine of Oswego's earth sciences department, "Weather Disasters," April 14; and Alexei Orlov of Notre Dame University's electrical engineering department, "Nanoelectronics," April 28.

    The series is an interdisciplinary effort geared to provide biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, mathematics and biology majors a broad view of fields related to their area of study. The program also shows students potential careers and paths of research in the natural sciences.

    For more information, call 312-3044.

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