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Professor Debate on the Topic - Do We Live In a Simulation?

Do we live in a simulation? The School of Physics and the Society of Physics Students will host a public debate between faculty from the College of Science and the College of Computing to answer…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 20th, 2019 19 plays 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 on March 18th, 2019 9 plays 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 on February 28th, 2019 18 plays 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 on February 13th, 2019 40 plays 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 on April 2nd, 2018 61 plays 0  

Sean Carroll - The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time

One of the most obvious facts about the universe is that the past is different from the future. We can remember yesterday, but not tomorrow; we can turn an egg into an omelet, but can't turn an…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 28th, 2017 6 plays 0