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The Ig Nobel Prizes and Improbable Research
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-10-11)
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK. Ten new prizes have been awarded every year since 1991, in gala ceremonies at Harvard and MIT, with winners traveling from around the world, and ...
The Physics and Materials Science of Superheroes
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-10-02)
In 2001 James Kakalios created a Freshman Seminar class at the University of Minnesota entitled: "Everything I Know About Science I Learned from Reading Comic Books." This is a real physics class, that covers topics from ...
The Square Kilometre Array: Big Telescope, Big Science, Big Data
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-01-23)
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a next generation global radio telescope currently undergoing final design by a collaboration of institutions in 11 countries. The SKA will be one of the largest scientific projects ever ...
Einstein's Cosmos and the Quantum: Origin of Space, Time, and Large-Scale Structure of the Universe
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-14)
For over two millennia, civilizations have pondered over the questions of cosmogenesis. But serious attempts to address them began only with Einstein's discovery of general relativity a century ago. Advances over the past ...
10 Years of Southern Stargazing: How Star Trek Changed Everything
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-06)
This public lecture by Glenn Burns, chief meteorologist of WSB-TV, is one of three events to celebrate 10 Years of Southern Stargazing at the Georgia Tech Observatory. The destination for the 1960s Apollo missions was ...