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Lectures and Webcasts

This is a list of recent lectures, webcasts and other events of interest. Also see the NSF Multimedia Gallery for more.


May 4, 2017
MPS Distinguished Lecture: Prof. Z. Bao, (Stanford) on Skin-Inspired Electronic Materials & Devices


March 20, 2017
MPS Distinguished Lecture: Prof. M. Chudnovsky (Princeton) on Perfection and Beyond: Coloring and Structure in Graph Theory


February 17, 2017
MPS Distinguished Lecture: Prof. Sir Anthony Leggett (U. Illinois UC) on Quantum Liquids


January 11, 2017
MPS Distinguished Lecture: Prof. Kelsey Johnson (UVA) on the Most Ancient Objects in the Universe


November 4, 2016
MPS Distinguished Lecture: Dr. John Martinis (Google and UCSB) on Quantum Computing


January 25, 2012
"Research in Self-Powered Electronic Systems", Dr. Dennis Buss, Texas Instruments and Visiting Scientist at MIT


November 16, 2011
"Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides", Michael Alley, Associate Professor of Engineering Communication at Penn State University


May 26, 2011
"IceCube: A New Kind of Observatory for a New Century of Antarctic Science", Remakrs by Dr. Subra Suresh, Director, National Science Foundation at the IceCube Inauguration


April 10, 2008
Bridges to the Future: A Vision for Infrastructure in the 21st Century
Hosted by Popular Mechanics and the National Science Foundation
Content type: Webcast Conference (originally webcast live)


February 26, 2007
United States Opening Ceremony for International Polar Year 2007-2008, Hosted by the National Academies and the National Science Foundation (originally webcast live)


March 24, 2005
"The History of the Universe in 60 Seconds or Less", Dr. Eric Schulman


September 21, 2004
"Storytelling in Science: Honesty, Imagination and Ethics ", Professor Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University


April 30, 2004
"Improbable Research Seminar 2004", Marc Abrahams, Editor and co-founder of the science humor magazine, Annals of Improbable Research


April 16, 2004
Science Communicators Lecture Series: "Communicating Engineering and Technology to the General Public", William S. Hammack, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


February 23, 2004
Beyond September 11th: An Account of Post-Disaster Research


October 7-8, 2003
"The Universe from the Ground Up": Ground-based Astronomy in the 21st Century, A National Science Foundation Sponsored Symposium, Archived webcasts and presentations available (originally webcast live)