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PIRSA:C09011 - Quantum to Cosmos Festival - 2009PODCAST Subscribe to podcast

Quantum to Cosmos Festival

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Collection URL: http://pirsa.org/C09011


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PIRSA:09100025  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Lecture Series presented by KPMG - Sense from Chaos: Controlling the Dynamic Networks of the Brain
Speaker(s): Larry Abbott
Abstract: Activity recorded from neurons in the brain often looks random or chaotic. How do we make sense of the world and produce precisely controlled responses when so much of the activity in our brains is chaotic? This talk will show how brain circuits can switch between chaotic and well-controlled pattern... read more
Date: 23/10/2009 - 4:00 pm

PIRSA:09100070  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Do We Still Believe in Science?
Abstract: From the Enlightenment onward, science gained our trust and we followed its logic readily. But in an increasingly complex and skeptical world, will advancements in genetics, Artificial Intelligence, and countless other endeavours keep us believing, or will we lose the taste for a life shaped by scie... read more
Date: 23/10/2009 - 8:00 pm

PIRSA:09100074  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Lecture Series presented by KPMG - Quantum Physics in Sixty Minutes
Speaker(s): Damian Pope
Abstract: Quantum Physics. Along with neuroscience and rocket science, it has a reputation of being abstract, inpenetrable and horrendously complicated. Even Einstein himself struggled to get his head around it. But, there’s hope! Using references from movies, books and art, this presentation will guide you... read more
Date: 24/10/2009 - 11:00 am

PIRSA:09100078  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Lecture Series presented by KPMG- Mathematical Art and Artistic Mathematicians
Speaker(s): Craig Kaplan
Abstract: From prehistoric times onward, people have always found ways to incorporate mathematical thinking into art. Today, we have sophisticated mathematical machinery that we can use both to understand the rules that underlie historical patterns and to describe new designs of great beauty and originality. ... read more
Date: 24/10/2009 - 1:00 pm

PIRSA:09100073  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Lecture Series presented by KPMG - Whole Earth Discipline
Speaker(s): Stewart Brand
Abstract: Three profound transformations are under way on Earth right now. Climate change is real and is pushing us toward managing the planet as a whole. Urbanization—half the world’s population now lives in cities, and eighty percent will by midcentury—is altering humanity’s land impact and wealth. ... read more
Date: 24/10/2009 - 4:00 pm

PIRSA:09100008  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Worlds Beyond Earth
Abstract: It has taken thousands of generations and countless migrations to explore our own small planet. Now, in less than one lifetime, our robot surrogates have ventured to nearly every significant object in the solar system. Vast new territories and landscapes have opened up before our eyes. The experienc... read more
Date: 24/10/2009 - 6:00 pm

PIRSA:09100071  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Communicating Science in the 21st Century
Abstract: Science journalism is the essential glue connecting science to society. Looking around the world, how is science journalism changing? Is science journalism even essential to good science communication? How else might scientists come to understand the relationship between new technologies and the pro... read more
Date: 24/10/2009 - 8:00 pm

PIRSA:09100030  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Lecture Series presented by KPMG - The Physics of Innovation
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: Where does technology come from? Physics! Exploring basic mysteries such as "What is light?", "How can atoms exist?", and "What is space and time?" led to computers, wireless communication, mp3 players, lasers, medical imaging - indeed, virtually every "high tech" device on the planet. Join us in a ... read more
Date: 25/10/2009 - 11:00 am

PIRSA:09100013  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Lecture Series presented by KPMG - Quantum Foundations: From Plato's Cave to Bertlmann's Socks
Speaker(s): Robert Spekkens
Abstract: The mysteries of quantum theory run deep. Despite 80 years of research, there is still no consensus on its interpretation. This talk will explore some of the important issues in the foundations of quantum theory, from the idea that we have only a limited knowledge of a deeper reality, like the priso... read more
Date: 25/10/2009 - 1:00 pm

PIRSA:09100014  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Lecture Series presented by KPMG - Creating Spacetime
Speaker(s): Fotini Markopoulou
Abstract: Our understanding of the physical world at the most fundamental level is based on two theories: quantum theory and general relativity. They are impressively successful when each is considered on its own, but in situations where both play a role, we are reduced to puzzles and absurdity. To the great ... read more
Date: 25/10/2009 - 4:00 pm

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