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Perimeter Public Lectures

Organizer(s): John Matlock  

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

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PIRSA:10120038  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Stopping Time
Speaker(s): Eric Mazur
Abstract: Time is of philosophical interest as well as the subject of mathematical and scientific research. Even though it is a concept familiar to most, the passage of time remains one of the greatest enigmas of the universe. The philosopher Augustine once said: "What then is time? If no one asks me, I know ... read more
Date: 01/12/2010 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:11010116  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds
Speaker(s): Sara Seager
Abstract: For thousands of years people have wondered, "Are we alone?" Out of the 500 planets so far known to orbit nearby stars, about 100 transit their host stars, that is, the planet goes in front of its star as seen from Earth. The transiting planets are "goldmines" for astronomers, because the planetary ... read more
Date: 26/01/2011 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:11030124  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
My Top 10 Bonkers Things About the Universe
Speaker(s): Marcus Chown
Abstract: Did you know you could fit the entire human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that, if the Sun were made of bananas, it wouldn't make much difference? Or that 98 per cent of the Universe is invisible? Award-winning science writer Marcus Chown invites you to come along and discover how the Unive... read more
Date: 02/03/2011 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:11040119  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Twistors and Quantum Non-Locality
Speaker(s): Roger Penrose
Abstract: Space and time are two of the universe's most fundamental elements. Relativity combines these two into the unified notion of space-time, but twistor theory goes beyond this replacing both by something entirely different, where the basic elements are the paths taken by particles of light or other par... read more
Date: 06/04/2011 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:11050071  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Systems Biology, Emerging Technologies and The Transformation from Reactive to Proactive (P4) Medicine
Speaker(s): Leroy Hood
Abstract: Imagine medicine that is predictive, personalized, preventive and participatory
Date: 04/05/2011 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:11060094  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Living Through Four Revolutions
Speaker(s): Freeman Dyson
Abstract: I belong to the lucky generation who survived World War Two and unexpectedly found ourselves alive and young at the dawn of four simultaneous revolutions. We were present at the creation of four new technologies that were to continue transforming the world for the following sixty-five years.... read more
Date: 01/06/2011 - 7:00 pm
Tech Note: Edited and placed up June 29th

PIRSA:11090140  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Origins of the Digital Universe
Speaker(s): George Dyson
Abstract: Some numbers mean things, and some numbers do things. Making--and breaking--that distinction was central to renowned mathematician John von Neumann’s implementation of Alan Turing’s Universal Machine in 1945-56. In this lecture, you will learn about the unlikeliest place on earth to build ... read more
Date: 18/09/2011 - 10:00 am

PIRSA:11090137  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Programmable Matter: The Shape of Things to Come
Speaker(s): Hod Lipson
Abstract: Learn about the future of “3D Printers” – machines that will fabricate arbitrary-shaped parts, layer by layer. Dr. Lipson will share a history of these technologies and preview a future in which we continue to gain unprecedented control over physical matter. If humans distinguish them... read more
Date: 18/09/2011 - 12:00 pm

PIRSA:11090139  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Smash, Bang, Boom: Fundamental Physics at the LHC
Speaker(s): Natalia Toro
Abstract: The world's most ambitious scientific experiment is buried 100 meters underground, straddling Switzerland and France. A billion times every minute, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) slams together protons, while four giant detectors watch closely. - So how does the Large Hadron Collider work? - ... read more
Date: 18/09/2011 - 2:00 pm

PIRSA:11090138  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Perspectives from Space: Research and Collaboration
Speaker(s): Julie Payette
Abstract: With a background in computer and systems engineering as well as language processing and automatic speech recognition, Ms. Payette was selected from a pool of 5,330 candidates to become a Canadian astronaut, focusing on technical issues in robotics. Today, following her amazing professional career a... read more
Date: 18/09/2011 - 4:00 pm

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