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Meridian Speeches Webcasts
Tuesday Mar 24, 2009
Meridian Speeches
Mark Pendergrast  (n/a)
Of all human inventions, the mirror is perhaps the most intriguing, since it is so closely connected to our own consciousness, reflecting both reality and illusion. As our first technology for self-contemplation, the mirror is arguably as important a ...
Thursday Feb 12, 2009
Meridian Speeches
Wolfgang Ketterle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Thursday Jan 29, 2009
Meridian Speeches
Mario Livio (STScI)
Thursday Oct 30, 2008
Meridian Speeches
Christopher Chyba (Princeton University)
Christopher Chyba, a Professor of Astrophysical Sciences and International Affairs and Director of the Program on Science & Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School, presents a talk on the non-proliferation challenges facing the incoming Obama ad ...
Thursday May 29, 2008
Meridian Speeches
Virginia Trimble  (University of California, Irvine)
Virginia Trimble discusses the history of astronomy and the fate of major astronomical ideas and questions as science progresses in this Meridian speech. Professor Trimble received her B.A. from UCLA in 1964 and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ca ...
Tuesday Feb 26, 2008
Meridian Speeches
Steven Squyres  (Cornell University)
Cornell University scientist Steven Squyres is the principal investigator on the Mars missions that landed the rovers Spirit and Opportunity in January 2004. He will be discussing his new book on the subject and the current state of the missions. Fro ...
Wednesday Dec 5, 2007
Meridian Speeches
Tom Morris (Chairman, Morris Institute for Human Values)
Tom Morris, noted philospher, author, and chairman of the Morris Institute for Human Values, discusses his book "True Success: A New Philosophy of Excellence ". He discusses how the pursuit of true success leads to genuine achievement - and genuine h ...
Thursday Nov 1, 2007
Meridian Speeches
Ann Finkbeiner (n/a)
The JASONs are an independent group of scientists which advises the United States Government on matters of science and technology. Comprised of the the "best and the brightest", this cadre of undeniably brilliant scientists assemble on a regular basi ...
Thursday Mar 29, 2007
Meridian Speeches
Lawrence Crum (University of Washington)
When a sound wave of moderate intensity is propagated through water, light emissions can be observed. This conversion of sound energy into light energy is called Sonoluminescence (SL) and represents an energy amplification per molecule of over eleven ...
Thursday Dec 7, 2006
Meridian Speeches
Sallie Baliunas (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
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Thursday Nov 2, 2006
Meridian Speeches
David Malin  (Anglo-Australian Observatory)
David Malin has been involved in scientific imaging all his working life. He joined the Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO) as its Photographic Scientist in August 1975, shortly after scheduled observations began on the then-new, 3.9m Anglo-Australian ...
Friday Oct 20, 2006
Meridian Speeches
Keith Noll (Space Telescope Science Institute)
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Thursday May 4, 2006
Meridian Speeches
Wayne Rosing  (University of California, Davis)
Wayne Rosing, senior fellow in mathematical and physical sciences at UC Davis and former Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google, discusses his work on and plans for the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network. This network will deplo ...
Friday Apr 21, 2006
Meridian Speeches
C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University)
Bob O'Dell, Distinguished Research Scientist at Vanderbilt University, is a former NASA Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. His tenure included selling the idea to Congress and to the astronomical community (many of whom were skeptical) ...
Thursday Mar 16, 2006
Meridian Speeches
Steve Beckwith  (Space Telescope Science Institute)
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Thursday Feb 2, 2006
Meridian Speeches
Carol Christian (Space Telescope Science Institute)
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Thursday Dec 15, 2005
Meridian Speeches
Dr. Douglas Osheroff (Stanford University)
Douglas Osherhoff is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and faculty member in the Departments of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University. He was selected to serve on the Space Shuttle Columbia investigation panel, serving much the same role a ...
Thursday Nov 17, 2005
Meridian Speeches
Freeman Dyson  (Institute for Advanced Study)
Project Orion was the first engineering design study of a spacecraft powered by nuclear pulse propulsion, an idea proposed first by Stanis?aw Ulam during 1947. Freeman Dyson, theoretical physicist at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study and a l ...
Thursday Sep 22, 2005
Meridian Speeches
Mario Livio (Space Telescope Science Institute)
For thousands of years mathematicians solved progressively more difficult algebraic equations, from the simple quadratic to the more complex quartic equation, yielding important insights along the way. Then they were stumped by the quintic equation, ...