Homage to Hypatia and Hildegard

Spring 2012
Hypatia
Homage to Hypatia and Hildegard

Conversations energized by the polymathic impulse in honor of two great female polymaths, Hypatia (350/70-415 c.e) a philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, and Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179 c.e.), abbess, composer, botanist, poet, playwright, and reformer. 

Held on Tuesdays 12:00pm to 1:30pm in DML 241.

Jean C. Shih
January 7, 2012
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, pharmacology emerged as a cutting edge branch of chemistry aligned with medical practice.  In recent decades, pharmacological research has expanded its methodology to encompass a comprehensive range of molecular, chemical, and biological perspectives,...

Margaret Wertheim
April 10, 2012
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

Margaret Wertheim is one of the finest science writers at work today.  It’s a complicated cosmos, that’s for sure, but Margaret Wertheim can help you understand it better.  What does crocheting have to do with polynomials?  What is the Pangaea Theory, and why is everybody talking about it?