New Beckman faculty member Florin Dolcos looks at how emotion can impact cognitive processes such as memory and attention, and vice versa, and investigates the neural mechanisms involved in that interaction. He studies topics such as sleep deprivation because of the insight they can provide into emotion-cognition interaction.
Beckman Institute Open House 2011 will be held in conjunction with Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois, and will be a two-day event, March 11-12. Every Beckman Open House features new exhibitions highlighting some of the research taking place at the Institute, but the 2011 edition will have some popular exhibits in new locations and some exciting new additions for visitors to consider.
An exhibit running through Dec. 30 at Krannert’s Intermedia Gallery titled Astronomic! highlights the history of imagining and imaging the Universe from the 15th to the 21st Centuries in a variety of media. Hank Kaczmarski, Director of the Beckman Institute's Illinois Simulator Laboratory, is curator for the exhibit.
Jeff Grossman is a leading energy storage and conversion researcher at MIT whose grounding in the principles of interdisciplinary research began at the Beckman Institute.
The Winter 2011 issue of Synergy is now available.