[Blueboard] Ateneo Physics News

Quirino M. Sugon, Jr. qsugon at ateneo.edu
Thu Jan 19 07:57:07 PHT 2012

This week in Ateneo Physics News:


Dr. Reinabelle Reyes, Postdoctoral Fellow at Kavli Institute for  
Cosmological Physics at University of Chicago, will give a talk on  
cosmology at the Cafe Scientifique in The Mind Museum on 11 February  
2012, 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Dr. Reyes finished her Ph.D. in Astrophysical  
Sciences at Princeton University (Chambliss Astronomy Achievement  
Student Award) in 2011 and her B.S. Physics (Summa Cum Laude) at  
Ateneo de Manila University in 2005....


You are cordially invited to a lecture on:
Prof. Eduardo R. Mendoza, PhD
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich & University of the Philippines
Jan 20, 2012 (Friday), 4:30 ? 6:00 pm
Ateneo de Manila University, Chemistry Department, Schmitt Hall, C109
In 2009, over 800 products were claimed to contain nanosilver, whose  
risk potential for health and environment is the subject of a heated  
debate [1]. With the increasing use of nanoparticles in food  
processing, filtration/purification and consumer products, as well as  
the huge potential of their use in nanomedicine, a quantitative  
understanding of the effects of nanoparticle uptake and transport is  
needed. This talk will discuss the importance of computational methods  
in a multidisciplinary approach to understand the complex bio-nano  
interactions. These include recent developments in ?nanoinformatics?  
[2] ? an emerging discipline analogous to ?bioinfomatics? ? and the  
beginnings of a ?Systems Nanomedicine? which uses systems biology  
approaches [3, 4]. Both computational areas offer opportunities for  
Filipinos to engage in collaborative, cutting edge research in this  
impactful field.


This brief report analyses the meteorological impact of the storm in  
terms of wind strength and associated rainfall, the geographical path  
of the storm, and the time of occurrence by looking into the following  
three questions:
How extreme were the wind and rainfall associated with Sendong?
How often do tropical cyclones cross Mindanao?
How often do tropical cyclones cross Mindanao in December?


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