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Perimeter Public Lectures

Organizer(s): John Matlock  

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


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PIRSA:12120004  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything
Speaker(s): Philip Ball
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Date: 05/12/2012 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:13020119  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
How To Catch Einstein's Wave, and See Black Holes in the Process
Speaker(s): Gabriela Gonzalez
Abstract: Gravitational waves are "ripples of space-time" that were predicted by Einstein's theory of General Relativity almost a century ago.  The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) now pushes the frontiers of science and engineering to try and catch these waves for the first... read more
Date: 06/02/2013 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:13030076  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
ONCE UPON A TIME IN KAMCHATKA: THE EXTRAORDINARY SEARCH FOR NATURAL QUASICRYSTALS
Speaker(s): Paul Steinhardt
Abstract: A quasicrystal is an exotic state of matter with symmetries once thought to be impossible for matter. The concept was first introduced and the first examples were synthesized in the laboratory thirty years ago, but could Nature have beaten us to the punch? This talk will describe the search for th... read more
Date: 06/03/2013 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:13040103  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Time Reborn
Speaker(s): Lee Smolin
Abstract: What is time?  Is our perception of time passing an illusion which hides a deeper, timeless reality?  Or is it real, indeed, the most real aspect of our experience of the world?  Einstein said that "the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly per... read more
Date: 03/04/2013 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:13050004  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Dangerous Curves: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Calculus
Speaker(s): Jennifer Ouellette
Abstract: Based on her book, The Calculus Diaries, join, Jennifer Ouellette as she shows how calculus can be applied to everything from gas mileage, diet, the rides at Disneyland, surfing in Hawaii, shooting craps in Vegas and warding off zombies.  Even the mathematically challenged, can-and-should l... read more
Date: 01/05/2013 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:13060000  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
In Praise of Weakness
Speaker(s): Aephraim Steinberg
Abstract: While quantum mechanics is an immensely powerful and precise theory which seems to describe everything in the world, its insistence on only predicting what happens when we make "measurements" has left scientists and philosophers alike puzzled - as David Mermin summarized one of Einstein's concerns, ... read more
Date: 05/06/2013 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:13090086  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Alan Turing and the Enigma Machine
Speaker(s): James Grime
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Date: 30/09/2013 - 4:00 pm

PIRSA:13100090  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
From Wonder To Wow: Why The Quantum Age Is Closer Than You Think
Speaker(s): Raymond Laflamme
Abstract: The world around holds amazing properties. What is even more amazing is that we are able to understand them, to control them, and turn them in to technologies. From fire to electricity and magnetism, these properties have been tamed and have transformed society. But what is coming up? What ... read more
Date: 01/10/2013 - 4:00 pm

PIRSA:13110064  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Staring into the Abyss
Speaker(s): Avery Broderick
Abstract: Nearly a century after their discovery, black holes remain one of the most striking, and problematic predictions of general relativity. Even more unsettling is the fact that they actually appear to exist! With only a handful of exceptions, every galaxy contains a supermassive behemoth, millions to b... read more
Date: 06/11/2013 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:13110095  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Secret to Engagement: Lessons from Video
Speaker(s): Derek Muller
Abstract: Derek Muller from YouTube's Veritasium will present a webcast on Wednesday November 27, 2013 at 7pm EST from the Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas at Perimeter Institute.Derek will discuss the question: Do videos really improve student learning? Derek’s PhD in physics education research suggests the... read more
Date: 27/11/2013 - 7:00 pm

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