TRU Science

Abstracts & Biographies

Winter 2020

Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm in S373

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January 23

Biology and Chemical Biology Honours Students, TRU

Title: Honours Update Presentations

Abstract:

Come and hear Honours students in the Biology and Chemical Biology Honours programs give brief (8 minute) presentations on the research they have accomplished so far on their projects. Topics will include plant biology, bird ecology, human physiology, algal biochemistry, and antibacterial compounds.

January 30

Dr. Mike Evans, Dept. of Statistics, University of Toronto

Title: The Measurement of Statistical Evidence as the Basis for Statistical Reasoning

Abstract:

There are various approaches to the problem of how one is supposed to conduct a statistical analysis.
Different analyses can lead to contradictory conclusions in some problems so this is
not a satisfactory state of affairs. It seems that all approaches make reference to the evidence in the data
concerning questions of interest as a justification for the methodology employed.
It is fair to say, however, that none of the most commonly used methodologies is absolutely
explicit about how statistical evidence is to be characterized and measured. We will discuss the general
problem of statistical reasoning and the development of a theory for this that is based on being precise
about statistical evidence. This will be shown to lead to the resolution of a number of problems.

February 6

Dr. Rifat Saeed, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, TRU

Title: Application of Machine Learning in Science - Data Driven Astronomy

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February 27

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March 5

Dr. Robin Kleiv, Dept. of Physics, TRU

Title: Exotic Hadrons and QCD Sum Rules

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March 12

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March 26

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April 2

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