Kenneth Nealson California Institute of Technology / JPL Searching for Life in the Universe: Lessons from the Earth on: Carnegie Institution How will we recognize extra-terrestrial life if we have never seen it? The answer lies in reducing the search to its barest essentials as measured by physics and chemistry, with help from statistics and data mining.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific Meeting 2002 on: UC Berkeley Webcasts Alex Filippenko, professor of astronomy at UC Berkeley kicks off a day of talks by the country's leading star-gazers as the campus hosts the annual meeting of The Astronomical Society of the Pacific, of which Filippenko is the president. The event took place on September 29, 2002.
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1995 together with Edward B. Lewis and Eric F. Wieschaus 'for their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development'
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust Richard Ernst is the scientist who, more than anyone else, has shown how this weakness can be overcome, and in so doing has transformed the technique into arguably the most powerful tool that chemists now have at their disposal for structural analysis. The key breakthroughs were achieved by successfully developing a whole range of ingenious approaches- including powerful so-called '2-dimensional nmr' strategies.
Hans Bethe Cornell University Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple: Lecture 3 on: Cornell University In Lecture 3, Professor Bethe recalls work on the interpretation of the wave function, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and the Pauli Exclusion Principle. He shows how quantum theory forced discussion of issues such as determinism, physical observables, and action-at-a-distance.
Larry Brilliant Google.org One wish to change the world on: TEDtalks TEDPrize winner Larry Brilliant is an epidemiologist who led the successful WHO campaign to eradicate Smallpox. He was recently named Executive Director of the Google Foundation. (Recorded February, 2006 in Monterey, CA.)
Sean Carroll California Institute of Technology Cosmology at YearlyKos Science Panel, Part 2 on: YouTube The second half of Sean Carroll's talk on Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the meaning of science at the YearlyKos Science Panel, August 2007.
Big Bang: A history of cosmology on: Simon Singh takes us on a whirlwind tour of the history of cosmology, focussing on the Big Bang. If you want to know what the Big Bang theory actually is, who thought of it and why we believe in it, Simon has the answers right here. This lecture is part of the BA Physics and Astronomy Section webcasting programme at the BA Festival 2005.
Richard Feynman California Institute of Technology The Pleasure of Finding Things Out on: Google Video/NSIT Excellent short 40 min documentary interview with Dr. RP Feynman- one of the greatest physicist of our times and a Nobel Laureate. Specially uploaded for students of NSIT
Rover Flight Director Report on: Jet Propulsion Laboratory This week marks Opportunity's third anniversary on Mars. The rover joins its twin, Spirit, in three years of continuous surface operations on the red planet.
Bob White University of Cambridge Is it possible to be a scientist and religious? on: sciencelive Michael Marshall hosted a studio debate on the question 'Is it possible to be a scientist and religious?' He was joined by Dr Denis Alexander and Professor Bob White from the University of Cambridge, and Professor John Durant, head of the MIT Museum, all of whom combine careers in science with Christianity. They discussed whether science and religion contradict each other, whether they involve fundamentally different ways of thinking and why it is that they so often seem to be at each other's throats. The panellists dealt with Mike's questions very well, but he remains a devout atheist.
Margret Thalwitz World Bank Seminar 9: Global Economy: Global Public Goods on: World Bank Global public goods are those resources and capacities with an impact that must be dealt with internationally. Because issues with global public goods often cannot be solved by a single country or entity, they require more cooperation and understanding to bring about a resolution.
E. O. Wilson Harvard University Charlie Rose - Lisa Randall / Edward O. Wilson on: Google Video Segment 1: A discussion about theoretical physics with Harvard professor Lisa Randall. Her book is called 'Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of The Universe's Hidden Dimensions'. Segment 2: We conclude with Harvard biology professor Edward O. Wilson. His latest book is 'The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth'.
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust Charlie Townes was the lead researcher in the construction of the Infrared Spatial Interferometer, the first astronomical interferometer to operate in the mid-infrared. He continues researching into astrophysics and astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley.
Amy Shapiro Brookhaven National Laboratory The Weight Debate Continues on: Brookhaven National Laboratory Shapiro discusses how to take weight off and keep it off during this Health Promotion Program lunchtime talk. Learn about the pros and cons of some of the popular diet plans and how to achieve your dieting goals
Avenali Lecture - From Cyborgs to Companion Species: Dogs, People, and Technoculture on: UC Berkeley Webcasts In terms of research, writing, and teaching, Donna Haraway is one of the most important practitioners in a field broadly defined as science studies. Having done an undergraduate degree at Colorado College with a major in Zoology and minors in Philosophy and English, she went on to complete her Ph.D. at Yale in Biology (but with an interdisciplinary arrangement with the Departments of Biology, Philosophy, and History of Science and Medicine). She began her teaching career at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, moved to Johns Hopkins, and joined the History of Consciousness Board at UC Santa Cruz in 1984. Once again defying traditionally defined departmental categorization, however, Professor Haraway holds associate memberships in Anthropology, Environmental Studies, and Women's Studies.
Edmund Phelps Columbia University 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics on: New York Times Edmund S. Phelps won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for explaining the relationship between inflation and unemployment, profoundly impacting macroeconomic policy.