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  • Ed Bertschinger, MIT, Diversity and Excellence in Physics
    must evolve to avoid the erosion of societal interest and support A more inclusive atmosphere enhances the quality of life for everyone Attention to these concerns can greatly improve the vitality and success of a physics department This talk will discuss the successful efforts made to improve both diversity and excellence at MIT Begin Flash full motion video or Flash lower bandwidth video Or right click to download the 3gp

    Original URL path: http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/colloq/bertschinger1/ (2015-11-01)
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  • Chuck Stevens, The Salk Institute, Physics-style Theory Can be Used to Discover a Universal Principle Governing the Design of Neural Network
    brain I start with a consideration of the retina Retinal ganglion cells RGCs sample information about the visual scene and encode this information for transmission to the brain Because RGCs tile the retina each RGC constitutes a pixel How large should this pixel be Using a theoretical approach I give an answer to this question These same ideas can be extended to a give general design principle supported by experimental

    Original URL path: http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/colloq/stevens1/ (2015-11-01)
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  • Chris Greene, Univ. of Colorado, Universality in Few-body Systems
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    Original URL path: http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/colloq/greene1/ (2015-11-01)
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  • Dieter Luest, LMU, Strings at the LHC
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    Original URL path: http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/colloq/luest1/ (2015-11-01)
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  • David MacKay, University of Cambridge, Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air
    his time to public teaching about energy He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Climate Change Nine months after the publication of Sustainable Energy without the hot air David MacKay was appointed Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change DECC Video of introduction by Mel Manalis and David Gross Begin Flash full motion

    Original URL path: http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/colloq/mackay1/ (2015-11-01)
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  • Robert Brandenberger, McGill Univ. & KITP, Testing String Theory with Cosmological Observations
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    Original URL path: http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/colloq/brandenberger1/ (2015-11-01)
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  • Stanley Deser, Brandeis Univ. and Caltech, Quantum Gravity and Its (Dis)contents
    outstanding problem in frontier physics No knowledge of GR and little of QM required Begin Flash full motion video or Flash lower bandwidth video Or right click to download the 3gp file Begin QuickTime full motion movie or Quicktime lower bandwidth movie Or right click to download the lower bandwidth movie Or right click to download the podcast Begin WebCam and audio for the whole talk medium bandwidth Or stream

    Original URL path: http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/colloq/deser1/ (2015-11-01)
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  • Walter Kohn, UCSB, A World Powered Predominantly by Solar and Wind Energy
    acceptable energies and the imminent danger of unacceptable global warming and its consequences This colloquium describes a possible way of coping with this situation A concerted commitment to a changeover from the current era dominated by oil plus natural gas to a future era dominated by solar and wind energy both of which are clean and effectively inexhaustible However this optimistic perspective must be tempered with the realization that unless

    Original URL path: http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/colloq/kohn2/ (2015-11-01)
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