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Konstantin Batygin - Planet Nine From Outer Space

At the outskirts of the solar system, beyond the orbit of Neptune, lies an expansive field of icy debris known as the Kuiper belt. The orbits of the individual asteroid-like bodies within the Kuiper…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A month ago 4 views 0  

Michael Lemonick - How a Failed Astrophysics Major Became a Successful Science Writer

I knew from the time I was a very young child that I wanted to be an astronomer. The dream lasted until I got to college, where I learned to my dismay that I actually had no passion for doing what an…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 2 Months ago 8 views 0  

Zeb Rocklin - The Science of Origami

What kinds of shapes can you make by folding a sheet of paper? How strong can you make them, or how flexible? Although we've been folding paper for centuries, we're still discovering…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 2 Months ago 16 views 0  

How the Universe Made the Elements in the Periodic Table - James Sowell

The creation of the elements in the universe took billions of years and required various processes.The first few minutes of the big bang produced only hydrogen (H) and helium (He). No new elements…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 3 Months ago 25 views 0  

Michael F. Schatz - Forecasting Turbulence

Fluid turbulence is one of the greatest unsolved problems of classical physics (and the subject of a million dollar mathematical (Millenium) challenge). Centuries of research--including Leonardo da…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 5 Months ago 7 views 0  

Jennifer Curtis, Chandra Raman, Rick Trebino - Celebration of 2018 Physics Nobel Prize: Lighting the way with microscopic tractor beams and sculpted laser pulse

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics recognizes two breakthrough inventions in laser physics. The first, optical tweezers, allows scientist and engineers to use lasers like the tractor beams of Star Trek…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 6 Months ago 12 views 0  

Elisabetta Matsumoto - Non-Euclidean Virtual Reality

The 2016 confirmation of Einstein's prediction of gravitational waves has put the spotlight back on the importance of curvature for the physics of the universe. While the ability of mass to…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 6 Months ago 9 views 0  

Seth Shostak - When Will We Find E.T. and What Happens If We Do?

Are we alone in the universe? The scientific hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence is now well into its fifth decade, and we still haven’t discovered any cosmic company. Could all this mean…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 7 Months ago 15 views 0  

Sex, Flies and Video: Communicating Science to the Public in Words and Images - James Gorman

Scientists and journalists have similar, but not identical interests in getting information about their work to the public in an appealing, but accurate way. James Gorman will draw on his experience…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 55 views 0  

Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817: A Multi-sensory Experience of the Universe - Laura Cadonati, Nepomuk Otte, Ignacio Taboada

August 17, 2017, is a milestone date for astrophysics. For the first time, the LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave observatories detected signals from the collision of two neutron stars. The powerful…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 14 views 0  

Will Evolution and Information Theory Provide The Fundamentals Of Physics? - S. James Gates, Jr.

This presentation will describe an arc in the mathematical/theoretical physics research of the presenter that has traversed concept spaces from equations, to graphical imagery, to coding theory…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 73 views 0  

From Molecules to Migration: How Quantum Physics Can Explain the Compass of Birds - Thorsten Ritz

The world of quantum physics appears mysterious, even spooky, and far removed from everyday phenomena we can observe in the world around us. Especially the realm of living organisms was thought to be…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 59 views 0  

Einstein's Cosmos and the Quantum: Origin of Space, Time, and Large-Scale Structure of the Universe - Abhay Ashtekar

For over two millennia, civilizations have pondered over the questions of cosmogenesis. But serious attempts to address them began only with Einstein's discovery of general relativity a century…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 29 views 0  

The Ig Nobel Prizes and Improbable Research - Marc Abrahams

The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK. Ten new prizes have been awarded every year since 1991, in gala ceremonies at Harvard and MIT, with winners traveling from…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 12 views 0  

The Physics and Materials Science of Superheroes - James Kakalios

In 2001 James Kakalios created a Freshman Seminar class at the University of Minnesota entitled: "Everything I Know About Science I Learned from Reading Comic Books." This is a real physics…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 45 views 0  

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Special Presentation: international REU program at the National Institute for Materials Science Tsukuba, Japan

From  Leslie O'Neill A year ago 2 views 0