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Winter 2002 Season +

04/20/2002

A Physicist's View of Turbulance
Charles Doering (UM Physics)

03/09/2002

Epidemics, the Internet, and the Six Degrees of Separation: The Physics of Networks
Mark Newman (UM Physics)

Fall 2004 Season +

Winter 2005 Season +

02/12/2005

Physics to Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Jeanne Stuckey (Life Sciences Institute)

02/19/2005

Supermarket Biology
Professor Daniel Klionsky (Life Sciences Institute)

03/12/2005

Cosmic Genesis: How Physics Drives the Structure of the Universe
Fred Adams (UM Physics)

03/19/2005

How Do We Know the Big Bang Really Happened? Early Evidence.
Timothy McKay (UM Physics)

04/02/2005

How Do We Know the Big Bang Really Happened? Case Closed.
Timothy McKay (UM Physics)

04/09/2005

The Quest to Discover New "Earths"
John Monnier (UM Astronomy)

04/16/2005

Solar Neutrinos: The Problem, Its Resolution
Tim Chupp (UM Physics)

04/23/2005

The Art of Physics Demonstrations
DemoLab Staff: Mark Kennedy, Harminder Sandhu, and Warren Smith
(UM Physics)

05/07/2005

Gravitational Waves - Ripples of Space
Keith Riles (UM Physics)

05/14/2005

How to Catch a Gravitational Wave
Keith Riles (UM Physics)

05/21/2005

Into the Dark: The Long Term Future of Our Dying Universe
Fred Adams (UM Physics)

Fall 2005 Season +

10/01/2005

1905: Einstein and Bern, A Year to Remember
Thomas Zurbuchen (UM AOSS)

10/15/2005

Special Relativity: Where do Stretched Time & Squeezed Length Come From?
Dr. Sarah Yost (U-M Physics)

Winter 2006 Season +

02/04/2006

Evolution of Infectious Diseases: From Host-Parasite Arms Races to Superbugs
Johannes Foufopoulos (UM Natural Resources)

02/11/2006

Genomes and Evolution
George Zhang (UM Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)

02/18/2006

Natural Selection & the Regulation of Defense Responses: How Much Suffering is Enough?
Randolph Nesse (UM Psychiatry & Psychology)

Winter 2007 Season +

02/10/2007

Weapons of Mass Destruction: Biological Weapons
Phil Hanna (UM Microbiology & Immunology)

02/17/2007

Chemical Agents as Triggers of Neurological Disease
Rudy J. Richardson, Dow Professor of Toxicology (UM SPH)

03/10/2007

Weapons of Mass Destruction: Nuclear Weapons
Mike Sanders, Professor Emeritus of Physics (UM)

03/17/2007

The Physics Behind Music
Christopher Monroe (UM Physics)

03/24/2007

The Music of Quantum Physics
Christopher Monroe (UM Physics)

03/31/2007

The Electronics Revolution
Cagliyan Kurdak (UM Physics)

04/14/2007

Future of Electronics
Cagliyan Kurdak (UM Physics)

04/21/2007

Earth's Changing Climate - What's in Store for the Future?
Henry Pollack, Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences (UM)

Fall 2007 Season +

10/06/2007

How To Keep Your Focus; the Physics of Camera Lenses
Bradford Orr (UM Physics)

10/13/2007

We All Need Just the Right Amount of Exposure
Bradford Orr (UM Physics)

10/20/2007

It's All About Light!
Bradford Orr (UM Physics)

10/27/2007

Fresnel: Before and After
James Woodward, Lampist (The Lighthouse Consultant, LLC)

11/03/2007

Four Myths of the Copernican Revolution
Owen Gingerich, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy & History of Science (Harvard)

11/03/2007

Lightning Lights: The Mercury Float Lighthouse Lens or How You Float a 4,000 lb Lens in 600 lbs of Liquid
James Woodward, Lampist (The Lighthouse Consultant, LLC)

11/10/2007

Muscling in on Tissue Engineering
Louise Hecker (UM Applied Physics)

11/17/2007

How Do You Mend a Broken Heart? Current Treatments and Novel Strategies for Cardiovascular Disease
Louise Hecker (UM Applied Physics)

12/01/2007

Physics (and Chemistry and Biology...) of Mastodons and Mammoths
Daniel Fisher (Professor & Curator, Museum of Paleontology & Department of Geological Science, UM)

Winter 2008 Season +

02/02/2008

Adventitious Machinery: Our Heritage as Amplified Noise
August Evrard (UM Physics)

02/09/2008

What is String Theory Anyway?
Sera Cremonini (UM Physics)

02/16/2008

String Theory: What is it Good For?
Sera Cremonini (UM Physics)

03/08/2008

Modeling the Cosmos - Observations and Simulations
Dr. Elena Rasia (UM Physics)

03/15/2008

Encounters with Modern Physics
Samuel C. C. Ting, 1976 Nobel Laureate (MIT)

03/29/2008

Cosmic Rays
Lawrence W. Jones, Professor Emeritus of Physics (UM)

04/05/2008

Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe
Dragan Huterer (UM Physics)

04/12/2008

Taking the Plunge: The Physics of Roller Coasters
David Gerdes (UM Physics)

Fall 2008 Season +

09/20/2008

A Physicist Looks at Brain Tumors
Leonard Sander (UM Physics & MCTP)

09/27/2008

Superstring Cosmology or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Inflation
Scott Watson (UM Physics)

10/04/2008

Revealing the Building Blocks of Our Universe
Aaron Pierce (UM Physics)

10/11/2008

A Current Perspective on Great Lakes Water Levels
Frank H. Quinn (Consulting Research Hydrologist)

10/18/2008

The Large Hadron Collider: The World's Most Powerful Particle Accelerator
Homer Neal (UM Physics)

10/25/2008

Buddhism and Science
Donald Lopez (UM Asian Languages and Cultures)

11/01/2008

Tricks with Light: How Microscopy Reveals the Biological World
Jennifer Ogilvie (UM Physics)

11/08/2008

What Physics Has To Do with Brain Function
Michal Zochowski (UM Biophysics)

11/15/2008

Non-Euclidean Sports and the Geometry of Surfaces
Richard Canary (UM Mathematics)

Winter 2009 Season +

02/07/2009

Four-Hundred Years of Cosmic Discovery: Celebrating the International Year of Astronomy
Timothy McKay (UM Physics)

02/14/2009

How Did Earth Get Its Water?
Ted Bergin (UM Astronomy)

03/07/2009

Building Planets: When and How?
Nuria Calvet (UM Astronomy)

03/21/2009

Supermassive Black Holes and the Evolution of Galaxies
Doug Richstone, Lawrence H. Aller Professor of Astronomy (UM)

03/28/2009

Black Holes Along the Cosmic Time
Marta Volonteri (UM Astronomy)

04/04/2009

Milky Way Galaxy: Keeper of the Darkest Secrets of the Universe
Oleg Gnedin (UM Astronomy)

Fall 2009 Season +

10/10/2009

How Fast is Evolution?
Philip Gingerich (UM Geological Sciences & Director of the Museum of Paleontology)

10/17/2009

The Museum of Zoology: A Priceless Collection of Life
William Fink (UM Ecology & Evolutionary Biology & Director of the Museum of Paleontology) 

Winter 2010 Season +

02/13/2010

Hurricanes and Tornados and Floods! Oh, My! What's Climate Got to Do With This?
Perry Samson (U-M AOSS)

03/13/2010

Black Holes and Chaos in String Theory
Leopoldo Pando-Zayas (U-M Physics)

04/17/2010

Beyond Fossil Fuels: Options and Challenges
Levi Thompson (U-M Chemical & Mechanical Engineering)

Fall 2010 Season +

10/09/2010

Physics Meets Physiology: How We Hear and How We Can Lose Our Hearing
Professor Jochen Schacht (Director of the Kresge Hearing Research Institute)

10/16/2010

Comets and Cappuccinos: How a Coffee Break Helped Change the Way We Understand the Solar System
Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ (Curator of the Vatican Meteorite Collection, Vatican Observatory)

10/23/2010

Cochlear Implants: An Amazing Advancement
Professor Hussam El-Kashlan (Otorhinolaryngology) & Professor Teresa A. Zwolan (Otolaryngology)

10/30/2010

Maintenance and Repair of Damaged Ears: Challenges for the Biologist and Bioengineer
Yehoash Raphael (R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Otolaryngology, UM)

11/06/2010

Those Phantom Sounds (Ringing in Your Ears) are Produced by Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Tinnitus
Susan E. Shore (Kresge Hearing Research Institute, UM)

11/13/2010

Meeting the World's Energy Needs with the Fusion Hybrid Reactor
Terry Kammash (UM Nuclear & Radiological Sciences)

12/04/2010

Particles Accelerators or Atom Smashers: The Engines of Discovery
Professor Emeritus of Physics Lawrence Jones (UM)

12/11/2010

The Science of Hockey
Brad Orr & Dave Winn (UM Physics)

Winter 2011 Season +

02/05/2011

A Brief History of Telling Time
Aaron Leanhardt (UM Physics)

02/12/2011

Ice and Water
Henry Pollack (UM Geological Sciences)

Fall 2011 Season +

10/01/2011

Life is Physical
Timothy McKay (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Physics, Professor of Astronomy, UM)

10/08/2011

Ecological Complexity and Pest Control
John Vandermeer (Asa Gray Distinguished University & Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UM)

10/15/2011

Cosmology with the Cosmic Microwave Background
Jeff McMahon (UM Physics)

10/22/2011

The Other Side of Physics: What Can You Do With It?
Tom Haddock (Director of Product Development, Translume, Inc.)

11/05/2011

Solar, Wind, Biofuels, and Nuclear Energy: How Much? How Soon? How Effective? At What Cost? Part I
Solar, Wind, Biofuels, and Nuclear Energy: How Much? How Soon? How Effective? At What Cost? Part II
Shaw Laureate of Astronomy Frank Shu (UCSD Astronomy)

11/12/2011

New Approaches to Energy Harvesting and Storage
Richard Bernstein Collegiate Prof. Theodore Goodson (U-M Chemistry)

11/19/2011

Predicting the Maelstrom: The Physics of the Ocean
Brian Arbic (U-M Earth & Environmental Sciences and AOSS)

12/03/2011

Science of a Trillion Transistors
Prof. Divakar Viswanath (U-M Mathematics)

Winter 2012 Season +

01/21/2012

Einstein as a Cultural Figure
Philip Glass (Composer), Sean Carroll and Michael Turner (Physicists), and Fred Adams (U-M Physics)

Fall 2012 Season +

10/06/2012

The New Particle Discovery at LHC with the ATLAS
Bing Zhou (U-M Physics)

10/13/2012

The Physics Behind the Music
James Liu (U-M Physics)

10/20/2012

How Flexible Bodies Move and Interact in Fluids
Silas Alben (U-M Mathematics)

10/27/2012

Solar Powering Your House or Saving the World One Electron at a Time
Stephen Forrest (U-M Physics)

11/03/2012

Volcanoes and Precious Metal Deposits: What is the Connection?
Adam Simon (U-M Earth & Environmental Sciences)

11/10/2012

The Sun as a Star
Dr. Alicia Aarnio (U-M Astronomy)

12/01/2012

Gravitational Lensing - Nature's Largest Telescopes
Dr. Keren Sharon (U-M Astronomy)

12/08/2012

Cosmic Rhapsody: From the Echo of the Big Bang to the Orchestration of the Universe
Heidi Wu (U-M Physics)

Winter 2013 Season +

02/02/2013

BRAVO! A Cultural Crossroads of Physics and the Performing Arts
Scott Pfeiffer (FASA and Partner Threshold Acoustics LLC)

02/09/2013

Metals with Memory: How These Amazing Materials Remember Their Shape
Samantha Daly (U-M Mechanical Engineering & Material Science Engineering)

02/16/2013

Entropy: Quantifying What We Don't Know
Dr. Cindy Keeler (U-M Physics)

03/09/2013

Into the Future with Plasma Rocketry: The Intriguing World of Electric Propulsion
John E. Foster (U-M Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences)

3/16/2013

Exploring Mars with the Curiosity Rover
Professor Nilton O. Renno (Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, COE)

3/23/2013

Peering Into the Proton
Professor Christine Aidala (U-M Physics)

4/06/2013 The Dark Matter Hunter's Guide to the Universe
Professor Kathryn Zurek (U-M Physics)
4/13/2013 Capillarity
Professor Robert Deegan (U-M Physics)