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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  Kathryn Gentilello on November 25th, 2020 1 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  Kathryn Gentilello on November 10th, 2020 3 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  Kathryn Gentilello on November 6th, 2020 20 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 7 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  Kathryn Gentilello on November 5th, 2020 1 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  Kathryn Gentilello on October 28th, 2020 1 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  Kathryn Gentilello on October 21st, 2020 9 plays 0  

Ashley Whillans - Alleviating time poverty among the working poor

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 20th, 2020 0 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  Kathryn Gentilello on October 15th, 2020 13 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  Kathryn Gentilello on October 4th, 2020 2 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  Kathryn Gentilello on September 23rd, 2020 0 plays 0  

André Brock - Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures

This presentation is a critical intervention for internet research and science and technology studies (STS), reorienting Western technoculture’s practices of “race-ass-technology”…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 21st, 2020 2 plays 0  

Philip Kim - Stacking atomic layers: quest for new materials and physics

Modern electronics heavily rely on the technology to confine electrons in the interface layers of semiconductors. In recent years, scientists discovered that various atomically thin van der Waals…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 18th, 2020 4 plays 0  

Redesigning Cities with the Green New Deal

Season 3 Redesigning Cities: the Speedwell Talks @ Georgia Tech kicked off on September 9 with Redesigning Cities with the Green New Deal. Nancy Levinson of Places led the conversation with Billy…

From  Carmen New on September 15th, 2020 6 plays 0  

Taekjip Ha - Revisiting and Repurposing the Double Helix

DNA is an iconic molecule that forms a double helical structure, providing the basis for genetic inheritance, and its physical properties have been studied for decades. In this talk, I will present…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 2nd, 2020 12 plays 0  

David Coury - The Return of the Ethnostate? The Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the Populist Tide

Over the past decade, Europe has seen a rise in the popularity of right-wing populist parties and Germany has been no exception. While the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) began as an anti-EU…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 9th, 2020 2 plays 0