Roy Gould Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Who Needs Physics? on: WGBH Forum Physics - the field that underlies every other field of science, from archaeology (think carbon dating) to virology (think electron microscopes). How will physics help reveal the true nature of the cosmos?
David Aguilar Harvard University Exploring Saturn and Its Titan Moon on: WGBH Forum Saturn, the second largest planet in our solar system, is a gaseous giant encircled by 31 moons and, of course, its brilliant rings.
Helene Benveniste Brookhaven National Laboratory 392nd Brookhaven Lecture March 18, 2004 (55 min.) on: Brookhaven National Laboratory Helene Benveniste, BNL Associate Laboratory Director for Life Sciences, presents Experimental Multi-modality Imaging: What Imaging Can Tell Us About Diseases.
Ian Swanson California Institute of Technology Ian Swanson: Tangled Physics: Superstring Theory and the AdS/CFT Conjecture on: Caltech Ian Swanson, a graduate student in physics at Caltech, discusses the quantum field theory is known as the Standard Model of particle physics, providing the most accurate physical predictions in the history of science. Physicists must now unite the Standard Model with the tenets of general relativity, and string theory is arguably the most promising candidate of the last 50 years.
Richard Schrock Massachusetts Institute of Technology Multiple Metal-Carbon Bonds for Catalytic Metathesis Reactions on: Nobelprize.org Richard R. Schrock held his Nobel Lecture December 8, 2005, at Aula Magna, Stockholm University. He was presented by Professor Hkan Wennerstrm, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry
Barry Marshall NHMRC Laboratory, University of Western Australia Helicobacter Connections on: Nobelprize.org Barry J. Marshall held his Nobel Lecture December 8, 2005, at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. He was presented by Professor Bo Angelin, Member of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine.
Peter Vanier Brookhaven National Laboratory Advanced Neutron Detection Methods - 412th Brookhaven Lecture by Peter Vanier on: Brookhaven National Laboratory With new radiation detectors, finding smuggled nuclear materials in a huge container among thousands of others in a busy port becomes possible. To learn about these new detectors from a specialist who has spent several years developing these technologies, watch the 412th Brookhaven Lecture, Advanced Neutron Detection Methods: New Tools for Countering Nuclear Terrorism.
Moshe Vardi Rice University Logic in Computer Science on: U. of Washington TV During the past thirty years there has been extensive interaction between logic and computer science. The argument is that logic plays a fundamental role in computer science, similar to that played by calculus in the physical sciences and traditional engineering disciplines.
V. S. Ramachandran University of California, San Diego The Uniqueness of the Human Brain on: Google Video Lecture 6 of 12. Ramachandran discusses phantom limbs and synesthesia (esp. color-blind synesthete) as a function of neuron innervation. Specifically, he focuses on cross-linking between nearby cortical regions, which he believes to be genetically caused
Team Server - Collaborate with Pleasure! Ajax Development with IntelliJ IDEA on: Google TechTalks The first presentation is completely dedicated to our new product Team Server, which has to bring to the whole team the same level of productivity as IDEA does for the individual developer. We will talk about continuous integration, server-side code analysis, peer-to-peer collaboration, and many other interesting things. The second presentation is dedicated to a lot of new and cool stuff in IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 related to Java.
Martin Nowak Harvard University Evolutionary Dynamics on: Harvard University Professor Martin Nowak discusses recent advances in our understanding of evolutionary dynamics and its application to genes, quasispecies, games, cooperative behavior, and human language.
Craig Venter Craig Venter Institute Sequencing the Human Genome on: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution In the final lecture of the 2001 Friday Evening Lecture Series for the Marine Biological Laboratory, J. Craig Venter, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Celera Genomics Corporation, talks about the steps that led to sequencing the human genome, the strategies that he and his team developed for accelerating the process, and its implications for the future.
Michael Feuer NRC The Science of Rationality on: WGBH Forum Michael J. Feuer, PhD of the National Research Council presents the first in a series of three lectures that examine the links between cognitive science and the science of education policy as a means of developing more rational programs of educational improvement and more reasonable expectations for reform and research.
Jack Cunniff Thermo Electron Corporation Finnigan TSQ on: Biocompare The Finnigan(tm) TSQ(tm) Quantum Series of mass spectrometers from Thermo Electron Corporation are the most advanced and powerful triple quadrupole mass spectrometers available.
Paul Davies Imperial College Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Travel on: The Vega Science Trust The idea of time travel makes great science fiction, but can it really be achieved? Paul Davies, visiting Professor in Physics at Imperial College, describes wormholes in space and other ways that might allow travel into the past or future.
Samuel Bogoch Replikins Ltd. Replikin genome sequences and survival rates in shrimp and human pandemics on: Replikins Ltd. Dr. Bogoch spoke at the World Aquaculture Conference in San Antonio, giving some background on his company's Replikins technology and announcing test results in conjunction with the University of Arizona. These results correlate virulence of four Taura virus strains in shrimp with the concentration of Replikin subsequences in the virus genomes. This is the first virus protein structure to have been shown to be quantitatively relate not only to the occurrence of epidemics, but now specifically to mortality rate of the host.
Linda Buck Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Unraveling the Sense of Smell on: Nobelprize.org Linda B. Buck held her Nobel Lecture December 8, 2004, at Sal Adam, Berzeliuslaboratoriet, Karolinska Institutet.