Fall 2016 Lecture Series

*Tentative Titles
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Sponsor
The Policy Studies Organization with The American Public University
Date Description
September 9, 2016
#2364

 

Bitcoin and the Blockchain
What are they? Will they reshape the world?

Arvind Narayanan

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Leader, Web Transparency and Accountability Project
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for IT Policy
  • Princeton University, and
    Affiliated Scholar, Center for Internet and Society
  • Stanford University

Abstract | Minutes | Video
September 23, 2016
#2365

NASA's Kelly Twins Study
How Space Affects Human Physiology

Craig Kundrot

  • Life Sciences Lead
  • Lead Mission Scientist for the Twins Study
  • Office of the Chief Scientist
  • NASA

Abstract | Minutes | Video
October 7, 2016
#2366

Prospects for Life & Human Habitability Around Nearby Stars
Many Possible Homes - But the Likely Neighbors Are Microbes

Carey M. Lisse

  • Principal Staff Scientist
  • Planetary Exploration Group
  • Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Johns Hopkins University

Abstract | Minutes | Video
October 21, 2016
#2367

Understanding the Brain's Network Using DNA Sequencing
Will It Be Possible to Map Minds to the Cloud?

Anthony Zador

  • Harrison Professor of Biology
  • Chair of Neuroscience
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Abstract | Minutes | Video
November 4, 2016
#2368

Seeing the Light
The Wonderful Diversity of Light Perception in Living Organisms

Thomas Cronin

  • Professor of Biological Sciences
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Abstract | Minutes
November 18, 2016
#2369

Exciting Possibilities for 21st Century Aviation
NASA's X-Plane Program

Jaiwon Shin

  • NASA Associate Administrator
  • Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
  • NASA

Abstract | Minutes
December 2, 2016
#2370

Particles and the Nature of Nothing

David Kaplan, PGA**

  • Professor of Physics & Astronomy
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Producer, "Particle Fever"
  • (**Producers Guild of America)

Abstract | Minutes | Video
January 6, 2017
#2371

Presidents' Lecture

JUNO’s Exploration of Jupiter*

Scott Bolton

  • Associate Vice President
  • Space Science & Engineering
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Principle Investigator, JUNO Mission

Abstract | Minutes | Video

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