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PI: The Cosmic Gift of Neutron Stars

PI: The Cosmic Gift of Neutron Stars

| March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

In this talk Dr Victoria Kaspi of McGill University, an American-Canadian astrophysicist, who primarily investigates pulsars and neutron stars, discuses the frontiers of neutron star research. Neutron stars — compact exotic objects that appear due to gravitational collapse of a massive star after a supernova — are not only of interest to astronomers. Being made nearly entirely […]

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SETI: Searching for Planets in Alpha Centauri

SETI: Searching for Planets in Alpha Centauri

| November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The famous alpha Centauri system — one of our nearest neighbors in space — happens to be one of the best targets for exoplanet search. In this talk Michael Endl, a research scientist at the University of Texas, will review past and current planet search efforts that targeted the alpha Centauri system. In addition, he […]

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Leonard Susskind: Challenges for Early Universe Cosmology

Leonard Susskind: Challenges for Early Universe Cosmology

| November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here we have a recent talk by Leonard Susskind. The presentation focuses on a variety problems faced by the inflationary paradigm and the physics of the early Universe in general. A particular emphasis is put on the measure problem in the context of eternal inflation. As always, for more high quality videos use the links […]

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Lawrence Krauss — Beginning of the Universe

Lawrence Krauss — Beginning of the Universe

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this seminar Lawrence Krauss — a Canadian-American theoretical physicist — discusses the puzzles that physicists face when investigating what happened at the beginning of the Universe. This includes a brief introduction of the most important observations that formed the field of cosmology as well as the later theoretical achievements that have paved the way for […]

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Are Nanoparticles Alive?

Are Nanoparticles Alive?

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr. Amanda Barnard is an Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science leader, and head of the Virtual Nanoscience Laboratory at CSIRO. She received her PhD in 2003, followed by a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory (USA), and the prestigious senior research position as Violette & Samuel […]

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RI: The Dark Universe

RI: The Dark Universe

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here we have a new talk from the Royal Institution by a Nobel Prize winner and a leading cosmologist Adam Riess. Other speakers include Lucie Green — a space scientist based at UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics, Risa Wechsler — an astrophysicist and a professor at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and […]

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Physics From the Past: Nuclear Testing Review (1945)

Physics From the Past: Nuclear Testing Review (1945)

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

This archived video shows footage from the DVD copied by The Department of Energy, in cooperation with the Department of Defense,  and contains declassified a series of historical films on the nuclear weapons program. The footage was refurbished and remastered to facilitate the declassification and release process. The films illustrate the development of the nuclear weapons throughout […]

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RI: What a Wonderful World

RI: What a Wonderful World

| September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this presentation Marcus Chown, an award-winning writer and broadcaster and  a former a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, will attempt to answer such fascinating questions as why babies are powered by rocket fuel, why slime moulds have 13 sexes, and why 98% of the Universe is invisible. The talk is […]

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