Events archive

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Presented by Axel Levy.

public lecture poster image
Apr 06
Past Event · Public lecture

What in the cell is going on?

Presented by Peter  D. Dahlberg. Viewing cellular machinery at the nanoscale. 

cryo-EM image of Caulobacter bacterium
Past Event · Public Lecture

Charging ahead: batteries of the future

Presented by Yi Cui, SLAC/Stanford University. To transform our energy sources to carbon neutrality, we need to power as much of modern society as possible with clean electricity.

public lecture art charging ahead: batteries of the future
Past Event · Public Lecture

Seeing the Universe Through Quantum Eyes

Presented by Cyndia Yu. Since the earliest times, we humans have attempted to understand and explain the world around us by observing our surroundings.

illustration of universe and human eye

Presented by Rachael Kretsch. SARS-Cov-2 and other RNA viruses are formidable natural foes of humanity. To fight them, we must understand them better, especially their main component, RNA.

Revolutionary 3-D Views of Viral RNA Using Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Presented by Ben Ofori-Okai. Earth’s magnetic field does more than just help us to navigate. It is also used by animals for orientation and migration,  and it protects life on Earth from charged particles that stream in from the sun...

Public lecture poster for Getting to the Core of Earth’s Magnetic Field

Presented by Franklin Fuller. Over billions of years, plants and cyanobacteria changed the Earth’s atmosphere by inhaling carbon dioxide, storing the carbon in solid biomass and exhaling oxygen.

Public Lecture poster: picture of movie
Past Event · public lecture

The Tug of War that Shapes the Universe

Presented by Justin Myles. As the universe expanded from the Big Bang, regions where the density of matter was higher than average grew into galaxies and clusters of galaxies.

illustration of a tug of war in the universe

Presented by Aaron Lindenberg. As we reach the limits of high-speed computation based on silicon, ideas for the next generation of computers have focused on electrically switchable nanoscale devices that operate in ways similar to the neurons and synapses of...

brain with computing images around it.

Presented by Arianna Gleason. When and where life originated on Earth – and if, or where, life exists elsewhere in the cosmos – are some of the biggest scientific questions of our time.

A Camera for the Invisible: Bringing the Higgs Boson into Focus