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Science Program to launch Science Colloquium

Published Feb 10, 2009

The Science Program at Texas A&M University of Qatar is launching a semimonthly series of lectures entitled the Science Colloquium. These lectures, featuring distinguished speakers from Qatar and abroad, will focus on the subjects of chemistry, mathematics, physics as well as other science relevant topics.

The Science Colloquium will take place at 12:00 p.m., twice a month on Thursdays in lecture hall 143. A light lunch will be served. Dr. Rudolph Lorentz, senior professor of mathematics, on 12 February, will deliver the first lecture entitled, "MP3 for Weather Forecast, Data Compression for Numerical Simulation Data." The lecture will focus on developments in the world of data compression and how mathematics plays a large role in the algorithms used for compressing numerical data.