Philosophical Society of Washington

Previous Lectures (by semester)

| Fall 1960 | Spring 1961 | Spring 1962 |
| Fall 1990 | Spring 1991 | Fall 1991 | Spring 1992 | Fall 1992 | Spring 1993 | Fall 1993 | Spring 1994 | Fall 1994 | Spring 1995 |
| Fall 1995 | Spring 1996 | Fall 1996 | Spring 1997 | Fall 1997 | Spring 1998 | Fall 1998 | Spring 1999 | Fall 1999 | Spring 2000 |
| Fall 2000 | Spring 2001 | Fall 2001 | Spring 2002 | Fall 2002 | Spring 2003 | Fall 2003 | Spring 2004 | Fall 2004 | Spring 2005 |
| Fall 2005 | Spring 2006 | Fall 2006 | Spring 2007 | Fall 2007 | Spring 2008 | Fall 2008 | Spring 2009 | Fall 2009 | Spring 2010 |
| Fall 2010 | Spring 2011 | Fall 2011 | Spring 2012 | Fall 2012 | Spring 2013 | Fall 2013 | Spring 2014 | Fall 2014

Fall 1960
Date Description
October 7, 1960
#1496

Interstellar Communication

Phillip Morrison

Transcript
December 2, 1960
#1500

Sixty Years of Quantum Physics

Edward U. Condon

Transcript
Spring 1961
Date Description
May 12, 1961
#1510

The 30th Joseph Henry Lecture

New Developments in High Magnetic Field Research

Francis Bitter

Transcript
Spring 1962
Date Description
May 11, 1962
#1526

The 31st Joseph Henry Lecture

The Theory of the Electron

F. Rohrlich

Transcript
Fall 1990
Date Description
September 21, 1990
#1965

Heresy, Excommunication, and Other Weeds in the Garden of Science

Theodore Rockwell

October 5, 1990
#1966

Exploring the Natural Resources of Your Dreaming Mind

Robert Van de Castle

Abstract
October 19, 1990
#1967

New Approaches to the Analysis of Carbohydrates

David Zopf

November 2, 1990
#1968

Untangling the Bureaucratic Web: Should the National Institutes of Health Remain in the Department of Health and Human Services

Robert P. Charrow

November 16, 1990
#1969

Total Quality Management: What Is It?

Tina Sung

November 30, 1990
#1970

The Coldest Atoms in the Universe

William Phillips

December 14, 1990
#1971

Maestros and Autocrats: How To Tell Good from Bad in Science and Technology

Arthur M. Squires

January 18, 1991
#1972

Retiring President's Lecture

Science Sings the Blues

Too Little Money, Too Many Politicians, or Too Many Scientists?

Lisa Heinz

Abstract
Spring 1991
Date Description
February 1, 1991
#1973

Cybernetics: The Center of Science's Future

Paul Pangaro

Abstract
February 22, 1991
#1974

The Echo of Creation

Gerrit Verschuur

March 15, 1991
#1975

Triangle Everywhere

Making a Mesh of Things

Isabel Beichl

Abstract
March 29, 1991
#1976

Cost Effectiveness of Medical Care and Controlling Cost

Marvin M. Kristein

April 12, 1991
#1977

Complementarity and Non-Locality: The Non-Local Universe

Menas Kafatos

Abstract
April 26, 1991
#1978

The Physics of Baseball

Peter J. Brancazio

Abstract
May 10, 1991
#1979

The 60th Joseph Henry Lecture

The Case for Ending Drug Prohibition and The Emerging Alternative Addiction Paradigm

Joe G. Foreman

Abstract
Fall 1991
Date Description
September 13, 1991
#1980

Molecular Approaches to the Study of Evolution

Michael Braun

October 4, 1991
#1981

Meditation and Medicine

James S. Gordon

October 18, 1991
#1982

Communitarianism: More Responsibilities, Fewer Rights

Amitai Etzioni

October 25, 1991
#1983

The Gamma-Ray Universe

Alan N. Bunner

November 8, 1991
#1984

Earthquake Prediction: What Does It Really Mean?

Robert L. Wesson

November 22, 1991
#1985

The New Era in Pharmaceutical Development: Using the Genetic Code to Make Better Medicine

Paul O.P. Ts'o

December 6, 1991
#1986

The Baltimore Fiasco: A Case Study in Fraud

Walter Stewart

Ned Feder

December 20, 1991
#1987

Environmental Interactions in the Chesapeake Bay System

David L. Correll

January 10, 1992
#1988

Retiring President's Lecture

What's the Temperature?

Robert S. Kaeser

Spring 1992
Date Description
January 31, 1992
#1989

The Case Against Cold Fusion

David Linley

The Case for Cold Fusion

Talbot A. Chubb

February 7, 1992
#1990

Sex Differences in the Brain: Good Science, Bad Science

Kathie L. Olsen

February 21, 1992
#1991

Fullerenes: Great Balls of Carbon

William A. Kamitakahara

February 28, 1992
#1992

Ancient Hunters of America: The Origins of the American Indians

Dennis Stanford

March 13, 1992
#1993

Are Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Dangerous?

Genevieve Matanoski

March 27, 1992
#1994

The Riddle of Evil: The Causes and Cures of Human Destructiveness

Andrew Bard Schmookler

April 10, 1992
#1995

Fighting the Kuwait Fires from Outer Space and Other Uses for Commercial Remote Sensing Vehicles

Peter D. Zimmerman

April 24, 1992
#1996

NASA's Magellan Mission to Venus: Exploration Beyond Earth's Bounds

Wesley T. Huntress, Jr.

May 15, 1992
#1997

The 61st Joseph Henry Lecture

Is It Possible to Construct a Perception Machine?

Gerald M. Edelman

Fall 1992
Date Description
September 11, 1992
#1998

Application of the Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) Magnetometer in Biomedical Research

Susumu Sato

Abstract
October 2, 1992
#1999

I Feel Therefore I Am: The Biology of Emotion

A New Paradigm for Consciousness

Ayub Ommaya

Abstract
October 23, 1992
#2000

The Universe You Don't See: The Existence and Nature of Dark Matter

Virginia L. Trimble

Abstract
November 6, 1992
#2001

X Marks the Spot: Hubble Telescope Research

Trials and Tribulations

Colin Cox

Abstract
November 20, 1992
#2002

Superconductivity: Who Cares?

Fernand D. Bedard

Abstract
December 4, 1992
#2003

Chaos and Fractals: Past and Future

Michael F. Shlesinger

Abstract
December 18, 1992
#2004

Beyond Determinism and Indignity: A Reinterpretation of Operant Conditioning

Teed Rockwell

Abstract
January 8, 1993
#2005

Retiring President's Lecture

The Square Root of Minus One and Other Mathematical Oddities

Willard S. Grant

Abstract
Spring 1993
Date Description
January 22, 1993
#2006

Plate Tectonics and the Fossil Record: The Evolution of the Modern World

Daniel E. Appleman

Abstract    
February 5, 1993
#2007

The Hemodynamic Basis of Atherosclerosis

Meyer Texon

Abstract    
February 19, 1993
#2008

The Role of Advanced Technology in Cleaning Up the DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex

Gary E. Voelker

Abstract    
March 5, 1993
#2009

The Limits of Friendship: Ramanujan and Hardy in England

Robert Kanigel

Abstract    
March 19, 1993
#2010

The Quest of Metallic Hydrogen

Ho-Kwang Mao

Abstract    
April 2, 1993
#2011

The Recipe for FDA's Food Policies

Frank E. McLaughlin

Abstract    
April 23, 1993
#2012

Intraoperative Radiotherapy – A Treatment Option for Cancers That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

Alfred F. Goldson

Abstract    
May 14, 1993
#2013

The 62nd Joseph Henry Lecture

Origin, Evolution, and Distribution of Life in the Universe

Cyril Ponnamperuma

Abstract    
Fall 1993
Date Description
September 17, 1993
#2014

Why is There Something Rather than Nothing?

Reflections on the New Science of Complexity

M. Mitchell Waldrop

Abstract    
October 1, 1993
#2015

Historic Artifact Preservation and Study: To What End?

Jacqueline Olin

Objectivity as a Means of Connoisseurship

Charles Olin

Abstract    
October 15, 1993
#2016

There Is Smell in Your Life – How It Got There, How It Works, and What Happens to It when You Age

Robert I. Henkin

Abstract    
November 5, 1993
#2017

A View of the World Through the Human Pre-Frontal Cortex

Jordan Grafman

Abstract    
November 19, 1993
#2018

Occurrence of Toxic Organometal Species in the Aquatic Environment

Jon M. Bellama

Abstract | Minutes  
December 3, 1993
#2019

Coupling Between the Upper and Lower Atmospheres: The Electrical Connection

Richard Goldberg

Abstract | Minutes  
December 17, 1993
#2020

On What the Mind is Identical With

Teed Rockwell

Abstract | Minutes  
January 7, 1994
#2021

Retiring President's Lecture

Tapping into Our Living History – Past Presidents of the Society and Traditions

William Spargo

Abstract    
Spring 1994
Date Description
January 21, 1994
#2022

The Human Genome Project: Unravelling the Instructions for Creating Life

Robert J. Robbins

Abstract | Minutes  
February 4, 1994
#2023

The Silent Revolution: Rare Earth Permanent Magnets and Their Applications

Fred Rothwarf

Abstract | Minutes  
February 18, 1994
#2024

The Crisis of Life on Earth and the Nature of Human Nature

Michael Robinson

Abstract | Minutes  
March 4, 1994
#2025

Anthropology Looks at the Old Testament: The God-Nature Continuum

Milton Jacobs

Abstract | Minutes  
March 18, 1994
#2026

Adventures of a Physics Reporter

Gloria Lubkin

Abstract | Minutes  
April 8, 1994
#2027

Do Weak Electromagnetic Fields Cause Bioeffects? Why Is There Such Skepticism? What Are the Answers?

Theodore Litovitz

Abstract | Minutes  
April 22, 1994
#2028

The Making of a Soviet Scientist

Roald Sagdeev

Abstract | Minutes  
May 13, 1994
#2029

The 63rd Joseph Henry Lecture

Environmental Influences on Brain Structure and Function

Marian Diamond

Abstract    
Fall 1994
Date Description
September 16, 1994
#2030

What Is Science and Why Do Postmodern Philosophers Have So Little Useful to Say about It?

James Trefil

  Minutes  
September 30, 1994
#2031

The Decay of the Neutron, The Big Bang and “Dark” Matter in the Universe

Geoffrey L. Greene

Abstract | Minutes  
October 14, 1994
#2032

Thoughts on Chaos

Mark L. Spano

Abstract | Minutes  
November 4, 1994
#2033

The Highly Probable Future: 83 Assumptions about the Year 2025

Joseph F. Coates

Abstract | Minutes  
November 18, 1994
#2034

The Science of Hearing and the Perceptual Problems of the Hearing-Impaired

Sally Revoile

  Minutes  
December 2, 1994
#2035

Within Sight of the White House: The Working Women of Washington, DC

Donna J. Seifert

  Minutes  
December 16, 1994
#2036

Mathematics in Stone and Bronze

Helaman Ferguson

Claire Ferguson

  Minutes  
January 6, 1995
#2037

Retiring President's Lecture

Sic Transit Trans – Science Salvages the Truth in Spite of Potent Economic Interventions

Mary G. Enig

Abstract    
Spring 1995
Date Description
January 20, 1995
#2038

Genes – A New Measure of Man

William A. Haseltine

Abstract | Minutes  
February 3, 1995
#2039

A Week of Experiences at the 1994 Nobel Prize Ceremonies

Robert D. Shull

  Minutes  
February 17, 1995
#2040

Making Use of Chaos

Louis M. Pecora

  Minutes  
March 3, 1995
#2041

Dietary Oxidative Stress: Boon or Bane in Infection?

Orville A. Levander

  Minutes  
March 17, 1995
#2042

Neutrinos and the Quest for Grand Unity in Physics

Rabindra Nath Mohapatra

  Minutes  
April 7, 1995
#2043

Timekeeping: Synch or Swim

Donald B. Sullivan

  Minutes  
April 21, 1995
#2044

Worlds Apart: The Inner Planets

Sean C. Solomon

  Minutes  
May 12, 1995
#2045

The 64th Joseph Henry Lecture

Designer Brain: Receptor-Neurotransmitter Research, the Scientific and Social-Ethical Implications

Richard M. Restak

     
Fall 1995
Date Description
September 15, 1995
#2046

COBE and How We Know There Was A Big Bang, The Solar Neutrino Problem and How We Know the Stars Run on Nuclear Energy, Gamma Ray Bursters and How Sometimes We Don't Know Anything

Updates on Three Problems in Modern Astronomy

Virginia L. Trimble

Abstract | Minutes  
September 29, 1995
#2047

Joseph Priestley: Radical, Natural Philosopher, and Theologian

Jack Fruchtman, Jr.

Abstract | Minutes  
October 20, 1995
#2048

Whatever Happened to “Cold Fusion”?

David J. Nagel

Abstract | Minutes  
November 3, 1995
#2049

DNA Identification of the Last Romanovs

Thomas J. Parsons

Abstract | Minutes  
November 17, 1995
#2050

Ecological Biogeography of Rare Plant Species in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Larry E. Morse

  Minutes  
December 1, 1995
#2051

Science and the Future of Cities

James Trefil

  Minutes  
December 15, 1995
#2052

Recent Results from the Hubble on Star and Planet Formation

Christopher Burroughs

  Minutes  
January 5, 1996
#2053

Retiring President's Lecture

The Best Two Out of Three and Other Interesting Computer Tales

James Ohlmacher

     
Spring 1996
Date Description
February 2, 1996
#2055

Mapping Language and Memory Functions in the Human Brain

Teresa Blaxton

Minutes
March 1, 1996
#2056

Genetic Variation and Nutrition

Artemis Simopouloss

Minutes
March 15, 1996
#2057

Light, Heat and Materials: Thermal Imaging and Nondestructive Evaluation

John Murphy

Minutes
March 29, 1996
#2058

Beginnings of Cellular Life

Metabolism Recapitulates Biogenesis

Harold Morowitz

Minutes
April 19, 1996
#2059

Cryo-Electronics: A Hot New Topic

Stuart A. Wolf

Minutes
May 3, 1996
#2060

The 65th Joseph Henry Lecture

How do Protein Molecules Self-Assemble?

George D. Rose

Fall 1996
Date Description
September 6, 1996
#2061

When Congress Writes the Prescription: Voodoo Medicine at the National Institutes of Health

Robert L. Park

Abstract | Minutes
October 4, 1996
#2062

Satellite Laser Ranging: A Joint Agency Effort for Precise Satellite Positioning

G. Charmaine Gilbreath

Abstract | Minutes
October 18, 1996
#2063

Evolution of Consciousness as Emotion

Ayub K. Ommaya

Minutes
November 1, 1996
#2064

Preserving Ancient Statues from 'Ain Ghazal, Jordan

Carol Grissom

Minutes
November 15, 1996
#2065

A Model for a Real Aether

Allen Rothward

Minutes
December 13, 1996
#2066

Lessons Learned from a Medieval Map: The Vinland Map

Jacqueline S. Olin

Minutes
January 3, 1997
#2067

Retiring President's Lecture

Principles of Contemporary Technology

Joseph Coates

Spring 1997
Date Description
January 24, 1997
#2068

Manifesto for a New Medicine

James S. Gordon

February 7, 1997
#2069

Metrology, the Science and the Philosophy

H. Steffen Peiser

Abstract | Minutes
February 21, 1997
#2070

The Controversy on the Distance to Gamma Ray Bursters

Jay Norris

Minutes
March 7, 1997
#2071

Hyperspectral Imaging

Lee J. Rickard

Abstract | Minutes
March 21, 1997
#2072

Scientific Determination of the Causes of Aging

Anna M. McCormick

April 4, 1997
#2073

Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Prozac

Harvey L. Rich

Minutes
April 18, 1997
#2074

Uneconomic Growth: In Theory, in Fact, and Some Consequences

Herman E. Daly

Minutes
May 2, 1997
#2075

The 66th Joseph Henry Lecture

Mars in Fact versus Fiction

Donna Lee Shirley

May 12, 1997
#2076

A Special Joseph Henry Lecture

“Frequent Interchange of Ideas and Appreciative Encouragement”

The Role of Scientific Societies in the Life of Joseph Henry

Marc Rothenberg

Abstract
Fall 1997
Date Description
September 5, 1997
#2077

Manufacturing Infrastructure for Optoelectronics

Victor R. McCrary

Minutes
September 12, 1997
#2078

The First Aerospace Aluminum Alloy: The Wright Flyer Crankcase

Frank W. Gayle

Minutes
October 17, 1997
#2079

What Can You Do with a Broken Computer?

Russell A. Kirsch

Minutes
November 7, 1997
#2080

Snow and Ice Crystals

Three Dimensional Structure, Metamorphoses of Crystals Revealed by Scanning Electron Microscopy

William P. Wergin

Minutes
November 21, 1997
#2081

Antimatter Fountain in the Galactic Center

Charles D. Dermer

Minutes
December 12, 1997
#2082

Exploring Washington History: The Research Library of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Gail R. Redmann

Minutes
January 9, 1998
#2083

Retiring President's Lecture

Scientific Exchanges with other Countries: My Experiences in Egypt, China and India

Or “Where the Heck is Ouarzazate, Anyway”

Thomas R. Lettieri

Spring 1998
Date Description
January 23, 1998
#2084

The Visible Human Project: A Public Resource for Anatomical Visualization

Michael Akerman

Abstract | Minutes
February 6, 1998
#2085

An Exhibit Denied: Lobbying the History of the Enola Gay

Martin Harwit

Minutes
February 20, 1998
#2086

Latest Results From the Mars Pathfinder and the Mars Global Surveyor, and an Update from the Hubble Space Telescope

H. John Wood

Abstract | Minutes
March 6, 1998
#2087

Birds, Eels, and Turtles: Migration and Magnetism

Eugenie Mielczarek

Abstract | Minutes
March 20, 1998
#2088

Clusters of Galaxies as Cosmological Probes

Richard Mushotzky

Abstract | Minutes
April 3, 1998
#2089

Malignant Leaders and Vulnerable Followers: The Psychopolitics of Hatred

Jerrod Post

Minutes
April 24, 1998
#2090

Are We Unique?

James Trefil

Minutes
May 8, 1998
#2091

The 67th Joseph Henry Lecture

What Hubble Didn't Know About the Universe

Vera C. Rubin

Fall 1998
Date Description
September 18, 1998
#2092

Dr. Spock's Legacy

Thomas Maier

Abstract | Minutes
October 2, 1998
#2093

Superstrings: Why Einstein Would Love Spaghetti in Fundamental Physics

S. James Gates

Abstract | Minutes
October 23, 1998
#2094

Science in the Service of the State

Magic Bullets, Medical Research and Wartime Human Radiation Experiments

Greg Herken

Abstract | Minutes
November 6, 1998
#2095

Forensic Metallurgy of the RMS Titanic

Timothy Foecke

Abstract | Minutes
November 20, 1998
#2096

The Life and Works of George Gamov

Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, and Popular Science Writer

G. David Anderson

Abstract | Minutes
December 11, 1998
#2097

Changing Concepts of New World Origins

Putting a New Face on the First Americans

Dennis Stanford

Abstract | Minutes
January 8, 1999
#2098

Retiring President's Lecture

Freud, Scientist of the Mind

Eloise Agger

Abstract
Spring 1999
Date Description
January 22, 1999
#2099

Surviving the Age of Bad Information

Joel Achenbach

Abstract | Minutes
February 5, 1999
#2100

Probing the Depths of Geology

Paul G. Silver

Abstract | Minutes
February 19, 1999
#2101

World Wide, Web-Enabled Experiments in Protein Structure Prediction

John Moult

Abstract | Minutes
March 5, 1999
#2102

The Next Billion Years

Joseph N. Pelton

Abstract | Minutes
March 19, 1999
#2103

An Astronaut's View of the Planet Earth

Mary Cleave

Abstract | Minutes
April 2, 1999
#2104

Does Solar Energy Have a Future in Utility Power?

If so, When and Why?

George D. Cody

Abstract | Minutes
April 23, 1999
#2105

The Problem of Mass

Jonathan A. Bagger

Abstract | Minutes
May 7, 1999
#2106

The 68th Joseph Henry Lecture

Quantum Crystallography, a Tool for Enhancing Information from Crystallographic Data

Jerome Karle

Visualization of an Ion Channel by use of Crystallography

Isabella Karle

Abstract
Fall 1999
Date Description
October 1, 1999
#2107

The Nature of Time in Physics and Human Experience

Robert A. Nelson

Abstract | Minutes
October 15, 1999
#2108

The L'Enfant Plan for Washington and Its Fate

Don Hawkins

Abstract | Minutes
October 29, 1999
#2109

Buildout: An Examination of Environmental Carrying Capacity around Chesapeake Bay from 1607 to the Present

Kent Mountford

Abstract | Minutes
November 12, 1999
#2110

The Chemical Biology of Nitric Oxide

Getting to K(NO)w a Radical

David Wink

Abstract
December 10, 1999
#2111

Deconstructing the Milky Way

Henry T. Freudenreich

Abstract | Minutes
January 14, 2000
#2112

Retiring President's Lecture

Hilbert's Space: Aspects of one century and prospects for the next

John S. Garavelli

Abstract | Transcript
Spring 2000
Date Description
January 28, 2000
#2113

Microbial Genome Sequencing: A Window into Physiology and Evolution

Karen E. Nelson

Abstract | Minutes
February 11, 2000
#2114

Risks and Trade-Offs

Robert L. Hershey

Abstract | Minutes
February 25, 2000
#2115

The Politics of Science 2000

Daniel S. Greenberg

Abstract | Minutes
March 17, 2000
#2116

Time Measurement

Robert A. Nelson

Abstract | Minutes
April 14, 2000
#2117

The Kensington Rune Stone

Ronald O. Hietala

Abstract | Minutes
May 12, 2000
#2118

The 69th Joseph Henry Lecture

Global Warming: Hot Talk, Cold Science

S. Fred Singer

Abstract
Fall 2000
Date Description
September 22, 2000
#2119

Art and Science

John Safer

Abstract | Minutes
October 6, 2000
#2120

The Extraterrestrial Life Debate

Historical, Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives

Steven Dick

Abstract | Minutes
October 20, 2000
#2121

Brain-Immune Interactions in Health and Disease

Implications for Susceptibility to Arthritis and Infectious Disease

Esther M. Sternberg

Abstract | Minutes
November 3, 2000
#2122

Light-Gas Gun Satellite Launchers

Harold Gilreath

Abstract | Minutes
November 17, 2000
#2123

Debunking the PC Rhetoric from the Merchants of Fat

Mary G. Enig

Abstract | Minutes
December 8, 2000
#2124

Who will Speak for the Truth? The Case of Nuclear Radiation

Theodore Rockwell

Abstract | Minutes
January 5, 2001
#2125

Retiring President's Lecture

John Wesley Powell Didn't Throw in the Towel

Phil Cantelon

Abstract | Transcript
Spring 2001
Date Description
January 26, 2001
#2126

Genetically Engineered Plants

Maxine Singer

Abstract | Minutes
February 9, 2001
#2127

The Issue of Life on Mars and Its Implications on Science and Philosophy

Gil Levin

Abstract | Minutes
February 23, 2001
#2128

Rethinking Motivation and Personality: An Introduction to Reversal Theory

Michael J. Apter

Abstract | Minutes
March 9, 2001
#2129

Fire in Space

Gregory T. Linteris

Abstract | Minutes
March 30, 2001
#2130

Lobbying for Time in Nineteenth-Century America

Ian R. Bartky

Abstract | Minutes
April 27, 2001
#2131

Atoms and Light

From Laser Cooled Atoms to Atom Lasers

Paul D. Lett

Abstract | Minutes
May 11, 2001
#2132

The 70th Joseph Henry Lecture

The Human Computer and the Birth of the Information Age

David A. Grier

Abstract | Transcript
Fall 2001
Date Description
September 21, 2001
#2133

(Discovery of) Extrasolar Planets

R. Paul Butler

Abstract | Minutes
October 12, 2001
#2134

The Clinical and Intellectual Implications of Stem Cell Biology

Ronald D.G. McKay

Abstract | Minutes
October 26, 2001
#2135

Physics in the 20th Century

Curt Suplee

Abstract | Minutes
November 9, 2001
#2136

The Science of Missile Defense

Steve Fetter

Abstract | Minutes
November 30, 2001
#2137

Protecting All of the Planets, All of the Time

John Rummel

Abstract | Minutes
December 14, 2001
#2138

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Kenneth Towbin & Ann Wagner

Abstract | Minutes
January 11, 2002
#2139

Retiring President's Lecture

The Genome Challenge

Ruth McDiarmid

Abstract
Spring 2002
Date Description
January 25, 2002
#2140

The Proteome Challenge

John S. Garavelli

Abstract | Minutes
February 8, 2002
#2141

Art and Science: Two Ways of Seeing

Barbara H. Berrie

Abstract | Minutes
February 22, 2002
#2142

Chirality and Molecular Order

Jonathan Selinger

Abstract | Minutes
March 8, 2002
#2143

Science at the Earth's Poles

Karl Erb

Abstract | Minutes
March 22, 2002
#2144

The St. Petersburg Paradox

Klaus P. Heiss

Abstract | Minutes
April 12, 2002
#2145

Animal Communication and Awareness

Michael W. Fox

Abstract | Minutes
April 26, 2002
#2146

The Beauty of the Cosmos and the Accelerating Universe

Mario Livio

Abstract | Minutes
May 17, 2002
#2147

The 71st Joseph Henry Lecture

The Cholesterol Myths

Uffe Ravnskov

Abstract
Fall 2002
Date Description
September 13, 2002
#2148

Building and Fire Safety

Response to the World Trade Center Disaster

S. Shyam Sunder

Abstract | Minutes
September 27, 2002
#2149

The Origin of Size

John Marburger

Abstract | Minutes
October 11, 2002
#2150

The Engineering of Blast Protection

Robert L. Hershey

Abstract | Minutes
October 25, 2002
#2151

Measuring Surface Roughness

From the Atomic Level to Highway Bumps

Theodore Vorburger

Abstract | Minutes
November 8, 2002
#2152

Bioterrorism

Pierre Noel

Abstract | Minutes
November 22, 2002
#2153

A Manned Mission to the Mysterious Moons of Mars

S. Fred Singer

Abstract | Minutes
December 6, 2002
#2154

The Value of Crazy Ideas in Science

Bob Ehrlich

Abstract | Minutes
January 10, 2003
#2155

Retiring President's Lecture

MEMS Rocket Engines Applications and Status

A Marriage of Two 20th Century Technologies

Robert J. Collins

Abstract
Spring 2003
Date Description
January 24, 2003
#2156

A Thermometric Odyssey

Robert Soulen

Abstract | Minutes
February 7, 2003
#2157

SDI Missile Defense

Hank Cooper

Abstract | Minutes
February 21, 2003
#2158

Superconductivity

An Emerging, Energy Efficient Technology

Donald U. Gubser

Abstract | Minutes
March 7, 2003
#2159

Genesis

Science and the Beginning of Time

Raymond L. Orbach

Abstract | Minutes
March 21, 2003
#2160

Neutrinos and their Role in Astrophysics

Bob Ellsworth

Abstract | Minutes
April 4, 2003
#2161

Dynamic Data Driven Application Systems

Frederica Darema

Abstract | Minutes
May 2, 2003
#2162

A New Spin on Electronics

Stuart Wolf

Abstract | Minutes
May 16, 2003
#2163

The 72nd Joseph Henry Lecture

Biology and Humans in Space

Baruch Blumberg

Abstract
Fall 2003
Date Description
September 12, 2003
#2164

Reducing Risks to Our Health and Our Environment

The Roles of Science and Precaution

Gail Charnley

Abstract
September 26, 2003
#2165

Herschel to Ritter

Synchrotron Light and Its Applications

Uwe Arp

Abstract
October 10, 2003
#2166

The Audubon Movement

Harbinger of Our National Wildlife Refuge System

Kent Minichiello

Abstract
October 24, 2003
#2167

Fun with Physics in More than Four Dimensions

Alan Chodos

Abstract
November 14, 2003
#2168

Atoms, Molecules and Light

Physics Serving Society

Wendell T. Hill, III

Abstract
December 5, 2003
#2169

Synchrony in Nature

From Clocks to Neurons

Paul So & Ernest Barreto

Abstract
January 9, 2004
#2170

Retiring President's Lecture

Wine 202

Adding a Bit of Scientific Rigor To the Art of Understanding and Appreciating Fine Wines

Ken Haapala

Abstract
Spring 2004
Date Description
January 23, 2004
#2171

The Future of Human Space Flight

John M. Logsdon

Abstract
February 6, 2004
#2172

The Rabi Quantum Computer

A Venture in Philosophy

Rudolph A. Krutar

Abstract
February 20, 2004
#2173

The Golden Ratio

Mario Livio

Abstract
March 5, 2004
#2174

Human Evolution

Sarah Tishkoff

Abstract
March 19, 2004
#2175

Nanotechnology

Hype, Hope, and Prey

James S. Murday

Abstract
April 2, 2004
#2176

Electric Power Reliability

The August 14, 2003 Electric Power Blackout: Why did it happen, what did we learn, and where do we go from here?

Will Grant

Abstract
May 7, 2004
#2177

Nanomagnetics

Robert D. Shull

Abstract
May 28, 2004
#2178

The 73rd Joseph Henry Lecture

Oceans and Human Health

A Symbiotic Relationship between People and the Sea

Rita R. Colwell

Abstract
Fall 2004
Date Description
September 10, 2004
#2179

Mars

New Frontiers in Exploration from the Mars Exploration Rovers

Jim Garvin

A Lecture Underwritten by Joseph and Vary Coates

Abstract
October 8, 2004
#2180

Seven Reasons that Neutrinos May be Faster-Than-Light Tachyons

Robert Ehrlich

The David Franklin Bleil Memorial Lecture in Physics

Abstract
October 22, 2004
#2181

The Conduct Of Science Is Not What It Used To Be

Arden Bement

Abstract
November 5, 2004
#2182

Managing the Planet

Hard Science and Hard Choices

James Trefil

Abstract
November 19, 2004
#2183

The Terrestrial Impact Cratering Record

Jeff Plescia

Abstract
December 3, 2004
#2184

Tracking Bowhead Whales under the Arctic Sea Ice

William T. Ellison

Abstract
January 7, 2005
#2185

Retiring President's Lecture

Cosmic Evolution

Three Views of the Universe

Steven J. Dick

Abstract
Spring 2005
Date Description
January 21, 2005
#2186

Snow's “Two Cultures” Revisited, from an Engineer's Perspective

William Wulf

Abstract | Minutes
February 11, 2005
#2187

Waves and Particles in Light

Luis A. Orozco

Abstract | Minutes
February 25, 2005
#2188

LEFT & RIGHT

Geochemical origins of life's molecular handedness

Bob Hazen

Abstract | Minutes
March 11, 2005
#2189

Genetic Testing and Personalized Medicine

The Genome and a Health Care Revolution

Joann Boughman

Abstract | Minutes
March 25, 2005
#2190

The Ocean Floor

What We Don't Know and Why It Matters

Walter H. F. Smith

Abstract | Minutes
April 8, 2005
#2191

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance-based Quantum Computing

Karen Sauer

The David Franklin Bleil Memorial Lecture in Physics

Abstract | Minutes
April 22, 2005
#2192

Smallpox and Ebola Viruses as Agents of Bioterrorism

Peter Jahrling

Abstract | Minutes
May 13, 2005
#2193

The 74th Joseph Henry Lecture

Time, Einstein, and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe

William Phillips

Abstract
Fall 2005
Date Description
September 9, 2005
#2194

Life in the Age of Risk Management

Kimberly Thompson

Abstract | Minutes
September 23, 2005
#2195

From The Chicago Heat Wave to Houston Floods

How Cities Affect Weather and Climate

J. Marshall Shepherd

Abstract | Minutes
October 14, 2005
#2196

The Theory of Chaos

James Yorke

Abstract | Minutes
November 18, 2005
#2197

Beyond The Edge of the Sea:

Volcanoes and life in the deep ocean

Cindy L. Van Dover

Abstract | Minutes
December 9, 2005
#2198

Einstein's Warped Universe

Ted Jacobson

Abstract | Minutes
January 6, 2006
#2199

Retiring President's Lecture

Energy Trade-Offs

Robert L. Hershey

Abstract
Spring 2006
Date Description
January 20, 2006
#2200

An Abundance of Frozen Clean Energy from the Sea

Bhakta Rath

Abstract | Minutes
February 10, 2006
#2201

Imaging the Brain – Finding Emotion

Claudia Wassmann

Abstract | Minutes
February 24, 2006
#2202

The Future Role of Nuclear Power

Richard A. Meserve

Abstract | Minutes
March 10, 2006
#2203

Avian Influenza

David K. Henderson

Abstract | Minutes
March 24, 2006
#2204

Long, Fast, and Multicolor Fireworks from the Center of Galaxies

Rita M. Sambruna

Abstract | Minutes
April 7, 2006
#2205

The Promise of Biotechnology for Applications in Energy and the Environment

Ari Patrinos

Abstract | Minutes
April 21, 2006
#2206

Art, Adventure, and Discovery Down Under

Michael Van Woert

Abstract | Minutes
May 12, 2006
#2207

The 75th Joseph Henry Lecture

Latest Scientific Results from the Mars Exploration Rovers

Jim Garvin

Abstract
Fall 2006
Date Description
September 15, 2006
#2208

Growing Older

Challenges and Opportunities in Aging

Richard Hodes

Abstract | Minutes
October 6, 2006
#2209

What is Science and Why Do We Really Care?

G. Peter Nanos

Abstract | Minutes
October 20, 2006
#2210

Where Is That Collection?

Finding Geological Specimens for Research

J. Thomas Dutros, Jr.

Abstract | Minutes
November 3, 2006
#2211

Unraveling the Secrets of the Polar Ice Sheets

A Glaciological Perspective

Julie Palais

Abstract | Minutes
November 17, 2006
#2212

Fifteen Years of Astounding Images by the Hubble Space Telescope

H. John Wood

A Lecture Underwritten by Millstein & Taylor, PC

Abstract | Minutes
December 1, 2006
#2213

Military Robotics

Status and Challenges

Stephen Welby

Abstract | Minutes
December 15, 2006
#2214

Nanotechnology

Mike Roco

The David Franklin Bleil Memorial Lecture in Physics

Abstract | Minutes
January 12, 2007
#2215

Retiring President's Lecture

The Mystery of Iron

Bill Saalbach

A Lecture Underwritten by Dr. Bill Spargo, LLC

Abstract
Spring 2007
Date Description
February 2, 2007
#2216

Mankind's Struggle with Its Perennial Scourge, Malaria

D. Gray Heppner

Abstract | Minutes
February 16, 2007
#2217

Astrobiology

William Newman

Abstract | Minutes
March 2, 2007
#2218

The Global Positioning System

Thomas McCaskill

Abstract | Minutes
March 16, 2007
#2219

The Role of the Gut, Hormones and the Brain in Obesity

Monica C. Skarulis

Abstract | Minutes
March 30, 2007
#2220

Chemistry Against Crime

Walter F. Rowe

Abstract | Minutes
April 13, 2007
#2221

The Secret to Benjamin Franklin's Electrifying Success

Mark Skousen

Abstract | Minutes
April 27, 2007
#2222

Technologies of the Future

Anthony J. Tether

Abstract | Minutes
May 11, 2007
#2223

The 76th Joseph Henry Lecture

The Very First Light

The True Inside Story of the Scientific Journey Back to the Dawn of the Universe

John Mather

This year's Henry Lecture is sponsored by Millstein & Taylor, PC.

Abstract
Fall 2007
Date Description
September 7, 2007
#2224

The Complexity of Language

How It Is Learned and How It Changes

David Lightfoot

Abstract | Minutes
September 28, 2007
#2225

SUSY and the Lords of the Ring

Supersymmetry Theory

James Gates

Abstract | Minutes
October 12, 2007
#2226

The International Fusion Energy Project - ITER

Michael Roberts

Abstract | Minutes
October 26, 2007
#2227

Managing Digital Objects on the Internet

Robert Kahn

Abstract | Minutes
November 9, 2007
#2228

Humans + Robots Will Make a Perfect Team - When?

Vladimir Lumelsky

Abstract | Minutes
November 30, 2007
#2229

Plate Tectonics and World Volcanism

Michael P. Ryan

Abstract
December 14, 2007
#2230

Eudynia

The Neurosurgical Management of Pain

Richard North

Abstract
January 11, 2008
#2231

Retiring President's Lecture

Supporting U.S. Innovation and Prosperity in the 21st Century

William A. Wulf

This year's Retiring President's lecture is sponsored by Dr. Bill Spargo, LLC.

Abstract
Spring 2008
Date Description
January 25, 2008
#2232

Manmade Global Warming

A Pending Catastrophe, or False Alarm?

Roy W. Spencer

This lecture has been underwritten in honor of Klaus Heiss.

Abstract
February 8, 2008
#2233

Epidemiology of PTSD and Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries among Soldiers Returning from Iraq

Charles Hoge

Abstract | Minutes
February 22, 2008
#2234

Revolutionizing Prosthetics

Geoffrey Ling

Abstract | Minutes
March 14, 2008
#2235

Cassini: A Distant Outpost for Exploration

F. Michael Flasar

Abstract | Minutes
March 28, 2008
#2236

4000 years of Women in Science

Sethanne Howard

Abstract | Minutes
April 11, 2008
#2237

Reviving “the Problematique”

Joseph Coates

Abstract | Minutes
April 25, 2008
#2238

Junk Science, Junk Justice

Roberta Shaffer

Abstract | Minutes
May 16, 2008
#2239

The 77th Joseph Henry Lecture

Arsenic in Ground Water

Aquatic Chemistry and Mitigation through a Sustainable Filtration Technology

Abul Hussam

This year's Henry Lecture is sponsored by Larry Millstein and Robin Taylor.

Abstract
Fall 2008
Date Description
September 12, 2008
#2240

Can America Compete in Science and Engineering?

Norm Augustine

Abstract | Minutes
September 26, 2008
#2241

Too Sweet

Sisyphean Efforts to Understand and Treat Type 1 Diabetes

David M. Harlan

Abstract | Minutes
October 10, 2008
#2242

Computational Thinking

Jeannette Wing

Abstract | Minutes
October 24, 2008
#2243

The History of Probability

Mike Shlesinger

Abstract | Minutes
November 7, 2008
#2244

The Once and Future History of the Idea of Autoimmunity

Paul Plotz

Abstract | Minutes
November 21, 2008
#2245

New Advances in Preservation Science at the Library of Congress

Eric F. Hansen

Abstract | Minutes
December 12, 2008
#2246

A Note to the New President

Science, Technology, and Education Are Key to Your Leadership

Charles Vest

Abstract | Minutes
January 9, 2009
#2247

Retiring President's Lecture

The NIPCC Report

Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate

Kenneth A. Haapala

This year's Retiring President's lecture is sponsored by Dr. Bill Spargo, LLC.

Abstract
Spring 2009
Date Description
January 23, 2009
#2248

Science Education For Everyone

A Story In Three Heresies

James Trefil

Abstract | Minutes
February 6, 2009
#2249

The Shocking Truth About Electricity

Phillip F. Schewe

Abstract | Minutes
February 20, 2009
#2250

Exploration and Exploitation of the Deep Sea

Tales from the Ocean Trenches

David L. Pawson

Abstract | Minutes
March 6, 2009
#2251

At the Nexus of Physics and Biology

Eugenie V. Mielczarek

The David Franklin Bleil Memorial Lecture in Physics

Abstract | Minutes
March 20, 2009
#2252

Multiphoton Imaging Excitation Microscopy

Subcellular Imaging In Vivo

Robert S. Balaban

Abstract | Minutes
April 3, 2009
#2253

Double Stars for Fun and Profit

William Hartkopf

Abstract | Minutes
April 17, 2009
#2254

Forensic DNA Profiling

A Valuable Tool for Human Identification

Amanda C. Sozer

Abstract | Minutes
May 1, 2009
#2255

The 78th Joseph Henry Lecture

Our Microbial Partners and Their Roles in Health and Disease

Claire M. Fraser-Liggett

Abstract
Fall 2009
Date Description
September 11, 2009
#2256

CyberSecurity – Serving Society Badly

Anita K. Jones

Abstract | Minutes
September 25, 2009
#2257

Advances in Medical Imaging

Ahmed M. Gharib

Abstract | Minutes
October 16, 2009
#2258

Air Quality in the Anthropocene Era

A Satellite Perspective

Pawan K. Bhartia

Abstract | Minutes
October 30, 2009
#2259

Thermoelectrics for Vehicles

John W. Fairbanks

Abstract | Minutes
November 13, 2009
#2260

Competency to Mastery

How We Learn and Apply Knowledge

Donlin M. Long

Abstract | Minutes
December 4, 2009
#2261

A Brief History of Cosmic Expansion and Acceleration

Adam Riess

Abstract | Minutes
December 18, 2009
#2262

Surveying the Federal City

L’Enfant’s Design and Ellicott’s Geometry

Don Alexander Hawkins

Abstract | Minutes
January 8, 2010
#2263

Retiring President's Lecture

NexGen DNA Sequencers and Personalized Genomics

Larry Millstein

This year's Retiring President's lecture is sponsored by Dr. Bill Spargo, LLC.

Abstract
Spring 2010
Date Description
January 22, 2010
#2264

Space Astronomy After the Great Observatories

Eric P. Smith

Abstract | Minutes
February 19, 2010
#2265

Battery Research and Development for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Tien Duong

Abstract | Minutes
March 5, 2010
#2266

The Study of Mind and Its Emergence from Brain

James L. Olds

Abstract | Minutes
March 19, 2010
#2267

Astronomy with the James Webb Space Telescope

John C. Mather

Abstract | Minutes |
April 16, 2010
#2268

Planets Around Nearby Stars

Paul Butler

Abstract | Minutes
April 30, 2010
#2269

Graduate Research, Education and Infrastructure

Keeping the Genii Out of the Bottle

Arden Bement

Abstract | Minutes
May 14, 2010
#2270

The 79th Joseph Henry Lecture

Cosmos and Culture

Life in the Universe and Its Implications for Humanity

Steven J. Dick

Abstract
Fall 2010
Date Description
September 10, 2010
#2271

The Limits of Science

Can Scientific Discovery Be Automated?

Hod Lipson

Abstract | Minutes
September 24, 2010
#2272

Interoperability of Heterogeneous Information Systems on the Internet

Robert Kahn

Abstract | Minutes
October 15, 2010
#2273

Chromatin, Epigenetics and Human Inherited Diseases

Joel M. Gottesfeld

Abstract | Minutes
October 29, 2010
#2274

How Many Human Genes Are There?

Steven Salzberg

Abstract | Minutes
November 19, 2010
#2275

Wernher Von Braun

Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War

Michael J. Neufeld

Abstract | Minutes
December 3, 2010
#2276

Science for Energy

William F. Brinkman

This lecture is sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization and the Dupont Summit on Science, Technology and Environmental Policy, in cooperation with the American Public University.

Abstract | Minutes
December 17, 2010
#2277

Auditory Communication of Affect

The Neuronal Computation of Emotion

Jagmeet S. Kanwal

Abstract | Minutes
January 7, 2011
#2278

Retiring President's Lecture

“I Am Compelled to Differ”

The Philosophical Society in 1883: Bell, Gallaudet, and Powell

Robin M. Taylor

This lecture is sponsored by Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, PC

Abstract
Spring 2011
Date Description
January 21, 2011
#2279

Breaking Rules, Making Rules

Regina Dugan

Abstract
February 4, 2011
#2280

Advanced Propulsion for Future Space Exploration

Edgar Choueiri, Ph.D.

Abstract | Video
February 25, 2011
#2281

Water in Arid Lands

Mapping and Managing A Scarce Resource in the Middle East

Eilon Adar

Sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization in cooperation with the American Public University

Abstract | Video
March 11, 2011
#2282

Modern Alchemy

The Chemical Vapor Deposition of Diamonds

James E. Butler

Abstract | Video
March 25, 2011
#2283

The Climate for Energy Change

Clean versus Green

Robert Ehrlich

Abstract | Minutes | Video
April 8, 2011
#2284

Studies of Human Disease at the Intersection of Engineering, Natural Science, and Medicine

Subra Suresh

Abstract | Minutes | Video
April 29, 2011
#2285

How We Remember Apollo

Roger D. Launius

Abstract | Minutes | Video
May 20, 2011
#2286

The 80th Joseph Henry Lecture

2020 Vision:

A Decadal View of New Worlds and New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Debra Elmegreen

Abstract | Video
Fall 2011
Date Description
September 9, 2011
#2287

A Billion Times Brighter

The Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC

Persis Drell

Abstract | Minutes
September 23, 2011
#2288

The $1,000 Genome Project and New DNA Sequencing Technologies

An NIH View

Jeffery A. Schloss, Ph.D.

Abstract | Minutes | Video
October 14, 2011
#2289

Engineering the World’s Tallest Building

The Burj Khalifa

William F. Baker

Abstract | Minutes | Video
October 28, 2011
#2290

GoogleSky

A Journey from Earth to the Edge of the Cosmos

Alberto Conti

Abstract | Minutes | Video
November 18, 2011
#2291

MESSENGER at Mercury

The Innermost Planet Reveals Its Secrets

Sean C. Solomon

Abstract | Minutes | Video
December 2, 2011
#2292

Trading at the Speed of Light

Electronic Exchanges, Computational Trading and Artificial Intelligence in Financial Markets

Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross

Sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization in cooperation with the American Public University

Abstract | Minutes | Video
December 16, 2011
#2293

Entropy and Self-Replicating Robots

Dr. Gregory Chirikjian

Abstract | Minutes
January 6, 2012
#2294

Retiring President's Lecture

The Beauty and Promise of Molecular Nanotechnology

Dr. J Fraser Stoddart

Sponsored by Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, PC

Abstract | Minutes
Spring 2012
Date Description
January 20, 2012
#2295

CRITTERCAM: Animal-Borne Imaging

A Wild Point of View

Greg Marshall

Abstract | Minutes | Video
February 3, 2012
#2296

Three Dimensional Sound

Edgar Choueiri

Abstract | Minutes
February 24, 2012
#2297

Sand Stories

Fish, floods and folks in landscape evolution in river valleys throughout the world

Marwan Hassan

Sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization in cooperation with the American Public University

Abstract | Minutes | Video
March 16, 2012
#2298

Maritime Prediction and History: The Tide Predictions for D-Day

Bruce Parker

Abstract | Minutes
March 30, 2012
#2299

Enceladus: Saturn's Remarkable, Watery Moon

John Spencer

Abstract | Minutes | Video
April 20, 2012
#2300

Cosmic Dawn: The First Stars and Galaxies

Massimo Stiavelli

Abstract | Minutes | Video
May 11, 2012
#2301

RoboCars and Their Remarkable Implications

Brad Templeton

Abstract | Minutes | Video
May 25, 2012
#2302

The 81st Joseph Henry Lecture

Synthesizing Life

Lee Cronin

Sponsored by Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, PC

Abstract | Minutes | Video
Fall 2012
Date Description
September 7, 2012
#2303

John M. Logsdon

John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

Abstract | Minutes | Video
September 21, 2012
#2304

Michael F. A'Hearn

Smaller Bodies of the Solar System

Comets, Asteroids, TNOs and What They Tell Us About How Planetary Systems are Formed

Abstract | Minutes | Video
October 12, 2012
#2305

Arthur Olson

Grasping the Molecules of Life: Modeling in Three Dimensions

Abstract | Minutes
October 26, 2012
#2306

Cameron R. Currie

Ants, Their Agriculture and Antibiotics

Abstract | Video
November 9, 2012
#2307

Neil Gershenfeld

Programming Matter: The Science of Digital Fabrication

Abstract | Minutes | Video
December 7, 2012
#2308

Robin Hanson

Whole Brain Emulation: Envisioning Economies And Societies of Emulated Minds

Sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization in cooperation with the American Public University

Abstract | Minutes | Video
December 14, 2012
#2309

Robert Deans

Stem Cells: Challenging Clinical Applications

Abstract | Minutes | Video
January 4, 2013
#2310

Retiring President's Lecture

David Grinspoon

The Human Role in Earth Evolution: Will the Anthropocene be an Event, An Era or a Transition?

Sponsored by Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, PC

Abstract | Minutes
Spring 2013
Date Description
January 25, 2013
#2311

Joyce Lee Malcolm

Sticking To Our Guns: Our Basic Right or a Public Peril?

Abstract | Minutes | Video
February 8, 2013
#2312

Tyler Cowen

What Do We Really Know About Economic Growth?

Abstract | Minutes | Video
February 22, 2013
#2313

Gerhard Klimeck

Web Platforms for Collaborative Research and Education: The Quantifiably Positive NanoHub Impacts

Abstract | Minutes | Video
March 8, 2013
#2314

H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH

Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health

Sponsored by Tim Thomas

Abstract | Minutes | Video
March 22, 2013
#2315

Arati Prabhakar

DARPA - Creating & Preventing Strategic Surprise

Abstract | Minutes | Video
April 12, 2013
#2316

Alberto D. Bolatto

ALMA - The World's Largest Radio-telescope: Looking Into the Beginning of Time

Abstract | Minutes | Video
April 26, 2013
#2317

R. Alexander Pyron

The Origins of Amphibian Diversity

Abstract | Video
May 10, 2013
#2318

The 82nd Joseph Henry Lecture

John P. Grotzinger

Curiosity's Robotic Exploration of Mars' Gale Crater

Sponsored by Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, PC

Abstract | Video
Fall 2013
Date Description
September 6, 2013
#2319

Vijay Kumar

Swarms: Beyond Solo UAVs, Flying Teams of Robots

Abstract | Minutes | Video
September 20, 2013
#2320

Martin Harwit

In Search of the True Universe: The Tools, Shaping and Cost of Cosmological Thought

Abstract | Minutes | Video
October 4, 2013
#2321

Ralph D. Lorenz

Sailing the Seas of Titan, Saturn's Earth-Like Moon

Abstract | Minutes | Video
October 18, 2013
#2322

John N. Randall

Atom by Atom Manufacturing: Making atomically perfect materials and machines

Abstract | Minutes | Video
November 1, 2013
#2323

Joel L. Cracraft

Amazonia: Reconstructing the history of Earth's most diverse biota

Abstract | Minutes | Video
November 15, 2013
#2324

William Shih

DNA nanostructures as building blocks for research and future medical therapeutics

Abstract | Video
December 6, 2013
#2325

Daniel L. Goroff

Behavioral Economics: Designing Experiments that have Policy Applications

Sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization in cooperation with the American Public University

Abstract | Minutes | Video
January 10, 2014
#2326

Retiring President's Lecture

Thomas Gingeras

What is a Gene?: How ENCODE is redefining genetic information

Sponsored by Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, PC

Abstract | Video
Spring 2014
Date Description
January 24, 2014
#2327

John G. Ingersoll

Bio Methane - Renewable Transportation Fuel

Abstract | Minutes | Video
February 7, 2014
#2328

Jane L. Snowdon

The Coming Era of Cognitive Computing

Abstract | Minutes | Video
February 21, 2014
#2329

Rick Potts

Drilling for Human Origins: Understanding Climate's Influence On Human Evolution

Abstract | Minutes | Video
March 7, 2014
#2330

Jeremiah P. Ostriker

Heart of Darkness: Understanding the Invisible Universe of Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Abstract | Minutes | Video
March 21, 2014
#2331

Parney Albright

Omar A. Hurricane

John Edwards

Exceeding Fusion Fuel Breakeven with Lasers at The National Ignition Facility

Abstract | Minutes | Video
April 11, 2014
#2332

Nigel Lockyer

Understanding the Quantum Universe: Mysteries of Massive and [Almost] Massless Particles

Abstract | Minutes | Video
April 25, 2014
#2333

Jeff Lichtman

Connectomics: Mapping the Brain's Wiring Diagram

Abstract | Minutes | Video
May 9, 2014
#2334

The 83rd Joseph Henry Lecture

Craig C. Mello

A Worm's Tale: Secrets of Evolution and Immortality

Sponsored by the Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, PC

Abstract | Video
Fall 2014
Date Description
September, 19, 2014
#2335

Dirk Schulze-Makuch

The Search for Life in the Solar System and Beyond: Habitats and Exotic Possibilities

Abstract | Minutes | Video
October 10, 2014
#2336

Matt Mountain

Are We Alone in the Universe?
For the first time we may have it within our grasp to answer this ancient question

Abstract | Minutes | Video
October 24, 2014
#2337

James Franson

Quantum Entanglement- Einstein’s Spooky Action at a Distance

Abstract | Minutes | Video
November 7, 2014
#2338

Carol Christensen

Revealing Art: Science in the Technical Examination of Paintings

Abstract | Minutes | Video
November, 21, 2014
#2339

David Newell

Defining Fundamental Constants of Nature: The New SI

Abstract | Video
December 5, 2014
#2340

Nina V. Fedoroff

The 35 Years GMO War

Abstract | Video

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