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Organizer(s): John Matlock  

Collection URL: http://pirsa.org/C04001

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PIRSA:04060000  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Stability of the Solar System
Speaker(s): Scott Tremaine
Abstract: For over three hundred years, physicists and mathematicians have been trying to understand how stable the Earth really is. Could gravitational forces from other planets lead to drastic changes in Earth’s orbit? Will we collide with other planets or be ejected into interstellar space?
Date: 02/06/2004 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:04110002  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Proofs and Pictures: The Role of Visualization in Mathematical and Scientific Reasoning
Speaker(s): James Robert Brown
Abstract: Do you have to see it to believe it? James Robert Brown, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, will discuss the highly interesting but controversial topic of the legitimate role of visual thinking in mathematics and science. Examples of picture proofs and thought experiments will be ... read more
Date: 03/11/2004 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:04120002  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Harnessing the Quantum World
Speaker(s): Raymond Laflamme
Abstract: Are you ready for this upgrade? The very foundation of computer science is changing. As Moore's Law draws to a close, rules of quantum physics are taking over. Learn how leading researchers are using counterintuitive effects, such as superposition, in their quest to build ultra-powerful quantum comp... read more
Date: 02/12/2004 - 4:20 pm

PIRSA:05010001  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Florentine Heretic? Galileo, the church and the cosmos
Speaker(s): David Lindberg
Abstract: Galileo’s campaign on behalf of the modern view of the solar system is one of the most dramatic events in the history of relations between Christianity and science – endlessly portrayed as a battle between theological interests and scientific freedom. But this traditional story is filled with fact... read more
Date: 05/01/2005 - 4:05 pm

PIRSA:05020004  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Black Hole Wars
Speaker(s): Leonard Susskind
Abstract: The strange paradoxes and puzzles of the quantum behaviour of black holes and the things that fall into them led to a spirited battle of ideas between Stephen Hawking, Leonard Susskind and other scientists. Resolving the debate may change our entire understanding of space, time, matter and informati... read more
Date: 02/02/2005 - 6:30 pm

PIRSA:05030082  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
From Einstein to Quantum Information
Speaker(s): Anton Zeilinger
Abstract: Anton Zeilinger, a renowned physicist who successfully teleported light particles, will explain how quantum properties are used today to process and transmit information.
Date: 02/03/2005 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:05040046  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Quest for Supersymmetry
Speaker(s): Edward Witten
Abstract: Edward Witten is one of the world’s preeminent string theorists. Among his many accomplishments, he is widely known for showing how five different variations of string theory all belong within a single framework. His awards range from a MacArthur 'genius grant' to the Fields Medal - the highest hon... read more
Date: 06/04/2005 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:05060057  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Audience Night
Abstract: The final part of the 04-05 Public Events series turns the spotlight on you. It’s your chance to ask a panel of Perimeter researchers for their thoughts on a wide variety of scientific topics.
Date: 01/06/2005 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:05060110  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Superstring Adventure
Speaker(s): Robert Myers
Date: 24/06/2005 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:05080008  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Einstein - Relativity and Beyond
Abstract: Einstein’s profound ideas about relativity and the quantum have provided generations of people with some of the most thought-provoking concepts ever proposed about the wonders and mysteries of our universe. This lively panel discussion will examine Einstein’s enormous contributions to our understa... read more
Date: 12/08/2005 - 12:35 pm

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