Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Sciences

  • Scanning electron micrographs of corroded metal alloys studied by the Dr. Garrett group.
  • Numerical Computation of scattering acoustic problems,
  • Numerical localization of Jones frequencies.
  • Example of Jones modes in a two-dimensional elasto-acoustic problem.
  • Atomic force micrograph of self-assembled microspheres on glass (left) and an x-ray photoelectron spectrometer (right).
  • Cilmate science research project studied by Dr. Klein group.


Colloquium • 2015 / 2016


From CFCs to HFOs – improving technology one molecule at a time

  • Professor Mads Andersen, PhD, Department of Chemistry, California State University Northridge

A mathematical model for biocontrol of the invasive weed Fallopia japonica

  • Professor Jing Li, PhD, Department of Mathematics, California State University Northridge

Cell-size homeostasis in bacteria: a coordination between growth and cell cycle

  • Professor Sattar Taheri, PhD, Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University Northridge

The Chemistry of Cloud Formation: Impacts on Earth's Climate

  • Professor Paula Hudson, PhD, Department of Chemistry, California State University Fullerton

Multiple modes of killing by an antimicrobial peptide – good for combatting antibiotic resistance?

  • Professor Anca Segall, PhD, Department of Biology, San Diego State University

Colloquium • 2014 / 2015



Salmonella in your salad: When a healthy diet has an unintended outcome

  • Professor Kerry Cooper, Ph.D. Department of Biology California State University, Northridge 


An adhesive organelle confers competitive advantage for bacterial colonization during Rhizobium-legume symbiosis 

  • Professor Joseph Chen, Ph.D. San Francisco State University 


DNA, drug design and salty water - three tales of modeling with 3D-RISM

  • Professor Tyler Luchko, Ph.D. Department of Physics and Astronomy California State University, Northridge 

Colloquium • 2013 / 2014


Capitalism Must Die! Our Planet is not Expendable

  • Stephanie McMillan award-winning journalist and cartoonist 

Colloquium • 2012 / 2013

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Technical and economic plans to power the world, U.S., and individual states for all purposes with wind, water, and sunlight

  • Mark Jacobson, Director, Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University

Colloquium • 2011 / 2012



Benefits and Challenges of High Spatial Resolution in Climate Models

  • James Kinter, Director, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmospheric Studies & Professor of Climate Dynamics, George Mason University 


Modified green tea polyphenols as a novel approach to inhibit Herpes Simplex Viral infections 

  • Tin-Chun Chu, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey  


The Kolmogorov-Obukhov Theory of Turbulence

  • Bjorn Birnir, Center for Complex and Nonlinear Science and Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara  


Lower bounds on the Navier-Stokes singular set

  • Walter Craig, McMaster University, Canada