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Andrew Mark Williams - Perceptual-Cognitive Expertise

From  Katie Gentilello on February 25th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Global Media Festival - Documenting Wuhan: Q&A with Filmmaker Wu Hao

Join us for a virtual screening and Q&A with filmmaker Wu Hao, co-director of the critically acclaimed documentary 76 Days (2020). The film follows patients and medical professionals as they…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 16th, 2021 2 plays 0  

Stephan Lewandowsky - Resisting the Knowledge Dementors: The Truth about “Post-Truth”

We are said to live in a “post-truth” era in which “fake news” has replaced real information, denial has compromised science, and the ontology of knowledge and truth has taken…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 12th, 2021 2 plays 0  

Predrag Cvitanović, Erin Wells-Bonning - Understanding the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics + Q&A

Georgia Tech School of Physics professor and Glen P. Robinson Chair in Nonlinear Sciences Chair Predrag Cvitanović and Emory University Senior Lecturer and Director of the Planetarium Erin Wells…

From  Katie Gentilello on January 20th, 2021 2 plays 0  

Michael P. Brenner - Machine Learning for Partial Differential Equations

When Newton's laws are applied in every point in space we arrive at a set of nonlinear partial differential equations describing the world. We often marvel at the complexity of the solutions,…

From  Katie Gentilello on November 30th, 2020 12 plays 0  

Anna Schapiro - Learning distributed representations in the human brain

The remarkable success of neural network models in machine learning has relied on the use of distributed representations — activity patterns that overlap across related inputs. Under what…

From  Katie Gentilello on November 30th, 2020 5 plays 0  

Jerome R. Busemeyer - Temporal oscillations in preference strength provide evidence for a quantum-Markov open system model of preference evolution

We examined how preferences evolve across time in two new experiments, one using choices between restaurants and a second using choices between gambles. In both we observed that mean preference…

From  Katie Gentilello on November 10th, 2020 6 plays 0  

Alper Erturk - Leveraging nonlinear dynamics in mechanical and electromechanical structures

This talk will review some of our recent and ongoing efforts on the leveraging of nonlinear dynamics in passive and active structures, spanning from nonlinear energy harvesting using piezoelectric…

From  Katie Gentilello on November 6th, 2020 29 plays 0  

President Ángel Cabrera, Georgia Institute of Technology - Latinos/Hispanics in STEM: A Career Path Series

On November 3, 2020, LOGRAS, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and GoSTEM at Georgia Tech hosted an online seminar series where successful professionals with a Latino/Hispanic…

From  Steven Taylor on November 5th, 2020 15 plays 0  

Neal Kingston - It's the end of testing as we know it... and I feel fine

Neal Kingston will not sing about where testing needs to go.That's great, testing needs an earthquake E C D, and D C M, and Embretson is not afraid Eye of a hurricane, Markov chains must churn…

From  Katie Gentilello on November 5th, 2020 3 plays 0  

Julia Yeomans - Self-propelled topological defects

Active materials such as bacteria, molecular motors and eukaryotic cells continuously transform chemical energy taken from their surroundings to mechanical work. Dense active matter shows mesoscale…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 28th, 2020 6 plays 0  

Peter J. Hirschfeld - Superconductivity: There's Plenty of Cream at the Bottom

In 1961, Brian Pippard gave a speech at IBM called "The Cat and the Cream", in which he declared that the superconductivity field was finished, at least for "young innocents who wish…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 21st, 2020 10 plays 0  

Ashley Whillans - Alleviating time poverty among the working poor

From  Katie Gentilello on October 20th, 2020 1 plays 0  

Andrew Zangwill - A Mind Over Matter: the Life and Science of Philip Anderson

Dr. Zangwill presents a biographical survey of the life and science of Nobel Laureate Philip W. Anderson, arguably the most productive and influential theoretical physicist of the second half of the…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 15th, 2020 35 plays 0  

James Sethna - Sloppy models, differential geometry, and why science works

Models of systems biology, climate change, ecology, complex instruments, and macroeconomics have parameters that are hard or impossible to measure directly. If we fit these unknown parameters,…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 4th, 2020 5 plays 0  

Aomawa L. Shields - Recipe for a Habitable Planet

The discovery of numerous small exoplanets has brought the search for life beyond the Solar System into sharp focus on many potentially habitable worlds where life may exist. However, many factors…

From  Katie Gentilello on September 23rd, 2020 9 plays 0