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Lec 1 - TEDxCaltech - Highlights - 1/14/11

Lec 1 - TEDxCaltech - Highlights - 1/14/11. Attribution: - Design and Production: Caltech Academic Media Technologies - Hippotizer Visualization: Jon 9 - Music: Composed and performed by Lyle Mays. Mixed and mastered by Bob Rice. - Photos: Caltech Academic Media Technologies, Mary King Sikora, Christopher Sykes, Shannon West, Bill Youngblood - Video: Caltech Academic Media Technologies -...
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Lec 2 - TEDxCaltech - Scott Aaronson - P ...

Lec 2 - TEDxCaltech - Scott Aaronson - Physics in the 21st Century: Toiling in Feynman's Shadow. Scott Aaronson is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Scott's research interests center around fundamental limits on what can efficiently be computed in the physical world. This has entailed studying quantum computing, the most powerful model of computation...
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Lec 3 - TEDxCaltech - David Awschalom - ...

Lec 3 - TEDxCaltech - David Awschalom - Spintronics: Abandoning Perfection for the Quantum Age. David Awschalom is a professor of physics, electrical, and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Peter J. Clarke Director of the California NanoSystems Institute.  He is a pioneer in the field of semiconductor spintronics, exploring the quantum mechanical...
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Lec 4 - TEDxCaltech - Angela Belcher - E ...

Lec 4 - TEDxCaltech - Angela Belcher - Engineering Biology to Make Materials for Energy Devices. Angela Belcher is the W. M. Keck Professor of Energy, Materials Science & Engineering, and Biological Engineering at MIT. A materials chemist, her primary research focus is evolving new materials for energy, electronics and the environment. "Time" magazine named her a "Hero" in 2007 for her...
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Lec 5 - TEDxCaltech - Zvi Bern - Feynman ...

Lec 5 - TEDxCaltech - Zvi Bern - Feynman Diagrams: Past, Present, Future. Zvi Bern is currently Professor of Physics at UCLA.  He received undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics from MIT and a PhD in theoretical particle physics from UC Berkeley.  He is widely known in theoretical physics for research into improved ways of calculating Feynman diagrams without using Feynman...
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Lec 6 - TEDxCaltech - Drew Berry - Visua ...

Lec 6 - TEDxCaltech - Drew Berry - Visualization: Biology and Complex Circuits. Drew Berry is a biologist-animator whose scientifically accurate and aesthetically rich visualizations elucidate cellular and molecular processes for a wide range of audiences. Trained as a cell biologist and microscopist, Drew brings a rigorous scientific approach to each project, immersing himself in relevant...
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Lec 7 - TEDxCaltech - Pamela Björkman - ...

Lec 7 - TEDxCaltech - Pamela Björkman - Visualizing and Engineering New Anti-HIV Agents. Pamela Björkman is the Max Delbrück Professor of Biology at Caltech, and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She is well known for her pioneering work in structural studies of biological macromolecules. Her research focuses upon the structure and function of proteins of the immune...
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Lec 8 - TEDxCaltech - Jehoshua Bruck - T ...

Lec 8 - TEDxCaltech - Jehoshua Bruck - Teaching the Past; Dreaming the Future. Jehoshua (Shuki) Bruck is the Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Computation and Neural Systems and Electrical Engineering at Caltech. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 1982 and 1985, respectively and the Ph.D. degree in...
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Lec 9 - TEDxCaltech - Dennis Callahan - ...

Lec 9 - TEDxCaltech - Dennis Callahan - A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Artist. Dennis Callahan is a third year graduate student in Materials Science at Caltech. His thesis is focused on exploring design limits for novel types of solar cells to achieve maximum efficiency with minimum cost and use of raw materials.  He has created many types of scientific art, and his images have twice...
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Lec 10 - TEDxCaltech - Sean Carroll - Co ...

Lec 10 - TEDxCaltech - Sean Carroll - Cosmology and the Arrow of Time. Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at Caltech.  He received his Ph.D. in 1993 from Harvard University, and has previously worked at MIT, the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Chicago.  His research ranges over a number of topics in theoretical...
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Lec 11 - TEDxCaltech - Adam Cochran - Th ...

Lec 11 - TEDxCaltech - Adam Cochran - The Electronic . Adam Cochran is an attorney who joined the profession after a somewhat tortuous path.  After graduating from Hanover College (major in Chemistry and Business Administration, minor in Physics and Math), he spent twelve years touring as a musician before completing his MS at Purdue University and obtaining a Juris Doctor degree at Loyola...
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Lec 12 - TEDxCaltech - Steve Collins, Ly ...

Lec 12 - TEDxCaltech - Steve Collins, Lyle Mays, Kongar-Ol Ondar - Tuva or Bust!. A vignette from "Tuva or Bust!" by Ralph Leighton Richard Feynman - Steve Collins Tuvan throat singer - Kongar-Ol Ondar Directed by Shirley Marneus Music by Kongar-Ol Ondar and Lyle Mays Tuvan stamps provided by Alan Leighton Presentation assistance by Ian Leighton Feynman portrait by Sylvia Posner...
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Lec 13 - TEDxCaltech - Nadine Dabby - Pr ...

Lec 13 - TEDxCaltech - Nadine Dabby - Programming Molecular Robots. Nadine Dabby is a graduate student in Computation and Neural Systems at Caltech, where she works on DNA nanotechnology and molecular programming in the Winfree Lab.  Prior to attending Caltech, she completed a double major in Molecular and Cell Biology and English Literature at UC Berkeley. Nadine is also an adjunct lecturer...
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Lec 14 - TEDxCaltech - Mark E. Davis - N ...

Lec 14 - TEDxCaltech - Mark E. Davis - Nanomedicines: Nanobiotech v. Cancer. Mark E. Davis is the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering at Caltech and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the City of Hope.  He has over 350 scientific publications, two textbooks, and over 50 patents.  He is the recipient of numerous...
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Lec 15 - TEDxCaltech - S. George Djorgov ...

Lec 15 - TEDxCaltech - S. George Djorgovski - Evolving Science and Technology in Cyberspace. S. George Djorgovski is a Professor of Astronomy and a Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research at Caltech, and the Director of the Meta-Institute for Computational Astrophsics, the first professional scientific organization based in virtual worlds.  He received his Ph.D. from UC...
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Lec 16 - TEDxCaltech - Don Eigler - Movi ...

Lec 16 - TEDxCaltech - Don Eigler - Moving Atoms, one-by-one. Don Eigler, an IBM Fellow, is a physicist at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, where he has been a leader of the Low-Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Project. His research is aimed at understanding the physics of nanometer-scale structures and exploring their applications to computation. He is most...
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Lec 17 - TEDxCaltech - Michelle Feynman ...

Lec 17 - TEDxCaltech - Michelle Feynman and Christopher Sykes - Fun to Imagine. Michelle Feynman is the daughter of Richard Feynman. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, Michelle is a freelance photographer and spends most of her days taking pictures. She is perhaps best known as the editor of, "Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman," a...
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Lec 18 - TEDxCaltech - Simon Fölling - ...

Lec 18 - TEDxCaltech - Simon Fölling - Quantum Simulations. Simon Fölling studies quantum many-body systems, such as the ones found in magnetic and semiconducting materials, by using ultracold atomic gases. He started to work in the field when graduating from the University of Heidelberg, and subsequently during his PhD in Mainz, Germany and a postdoc at Harvard University. He is still so...
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Lec 19 - TEDxCaltech - Stephen Hawking, ...

Lec 19 - TEDxCaltech - Stephen Hawking, John Preskill, Rives, Kip Thorne - Finding Things Out. Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist, whose scientific books and public appearances have made him an academic celebrity. He is known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes. He has also achieved success with...
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Lec 20 - TEDxCaltech - Eric Heller - Fre ...

Lec 20 - TEDxCaltech - Eric Heller - Freak Waves: a Visual Pathway to Discovery. Eric Heller was born in Washington D.C. in 1946.  He received his BS from the University of Minnesota in 1968, and his PhD in Chemical Physics in 1973 from Harvard University.  After a postdoc at the University of Chicago, Rick joined the chemistry faculty at UCLA in 1975, becoming a Professor in 1981. In 1981...
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Lec 21 - TEDxCaltech - Tony Hey - Feynma ...

Lec 21 - TEDxCaltech - Tony Hey - Feynman and Computation. Tony Hey is corporate vice president in Microsoft Research, and responsible for its multidisciplinary eScience Research Group and research collaborations between Microsoft and university researchers worldwide. Previously, he directed the U.K.'s e-Science Initiative, helping to build a new scientific infrastructure for collaborative,...
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Lec 22 - TEDxCaltech - Danny Hillis - Re ...

Lec 22 - TEDxCaltech - Danny Hillis - Reminiscing about Richard Feynman. Danny Hillis is an inventor, scientist, author and engineer, and is chairman and co-founder of Applied Minds.  Previously, he was Vice President and Disney Fellow at Walt Disney Imagineering and was a co-founder of Thinking Machines Corp. Danny pioneered the concept of parallel computers that is now the basis for most...
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Lec 23 - TEDxCaltech - Sanjoy Mahajan - ...

Lec 23 - TEDxCaltech - Sanjoy Mahajan - Rote Learning Fragments the World. Sanjoy Mahajan obtained his PhD in theoretical physics from Caltech in 1998, after an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Oxford and in physics from Stanford. Due to his wonderful teachers, he became interested in improving science teaching, an interest he has followed at the University of Cambridge, as a faculty...
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Lec 24 - TEDxCaltech - Charlie Marcus - ...

Lec 24 - TEDxCaltech - Charlie Marcus - Nanoelectronics and Quantum Computation. Charlie Marcus is Professor of Physics at Harvard.  His research focuses on fabrication of submicron electronic structures -- semiconductor quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, and graphene-based microstructures -- and measurement of their electron transport properties at low temperatures. His scientific interests...
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Lec 25 - TEDxCaltech - Jeff Marlow - The ...

Lec 25 - TEDxCaltech - Jeff Marlow - The Forces of Exploration. Jeff Marlow is a graduate student in Geological and Planetary Sciences at Caltech where he studies exotic microbial metabolisms in an attempt to understand the limits of life on Earth and beyond. He has followed extreme life forms to acidic rivers, ice caves, deserts, the high Andes, and the deep ocean, and has worked on NASA's...
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Lec 26 - TEDxCaltech - Lyle Mays and Friends

Lec 26 - TEDxCaltech - Lyle Mays and Friends. Lyle Mays and friends explore music based on physics equations, Feynman's speech patterns and more, using improvisation, algorithmic composition, live video mixing, and a custom designed linked laptop network. Lyle Mays has been an integral part of the Pat Metheny Group since its inception in 1977, and has co-written much of the consistently...
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Lec 27 - TEDxCaltech - Stephen Quake - T ...

Lec 27 - TEDxCaltech - Stephen Quake - The Integrated Circuit of Biology. Stephen Quake studied physics (BS '91) and mathematics (MS '91) at Stanford University before earning his doctorate in physics from Oxford University as a Marshall scholar ('94).  Thereafter, as a postdoc in Nobel Laureate Steven Chu's group at Stanford, he developed techniques to manipulate single DNA molecules with...
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Lec 28 - TEDxCaltech - Rives - TEDxCalte ...

Lec 28 - TEDxCaltech - Rives - TEDxCaltech Deconstruction. Rives is a poet by trade and a paper engineer by training.  He has appeared on multiple seasons of HBO's "Def Poetry Jam" and he was the host of Bravo TV's "Ironic Iconic America," which required him to drive around the United States with a supermodel in a red '67 Cadillac El Dorado. He realizes he gets some ridiculously sweet gigs. ...
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Lec 29 - TEDxCaltech - Michael Roukes - ...

Lec 29 - TEDxCaltech - Michael Roukes - Embracing Biocomplexity: Plenty of Room in the Middle. Michael Roukes, TEDxCaltech co-organizer, is the Robert M. Abbey Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Bioengineering at Caltech.  He was founding Director of Caltech's Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI), and currently serves as its co-Director.  Michael co-founded and is co-Director of the...
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Lec 30 - TEDxCaltech - Leonard Susskind ...

Lec 30 - TEDxCaltech - Leonard Susskind - Richard Feynman. Leonard Susskind is the Felix Bloch Professor of Physics at Stanford University.  His research interests include string theory, quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics, and quantum cosmology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and, since 2009, has been serving as...
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Lec 31 - TEDxCaltech - Alexander Szalay ...

Lec 31 - TEDxCaltech - Alexander Szalay - Cosmology: Science in an Exponential World. Alexander Szalay is the Alumni Centennial Professor of Astronomy at the Johns Hopkins University.  He is also Professor in the Department of Computer Science.  Alex is a cosmologist, working on the statistical measures of the spatial distribution of galaxies and galaxy formation. He was born and educated in...
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Lec 32 - TEDxCaltech - Jordan Theriot - ...

Lec 32 - TEDxCaltech - Jordan Theriot - The Pleasure of Finding Things Out. Jordan Theriot is a third-year undergraduate majoring in chemistry at Caltech. Jordan is working in the lab of Professor Robert Grubbs designing and synthesizing new metathesis catalysts, which are important for the formation of new carbon-carbon bonds. Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, she left her native New Orleans...
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Lec 33 - TEDxCaltech - Pete Trautman - R ...

Lec 33 - TEDxCaltech - Pete Trautman - Robotic Navigation in Human Crowds. Pete Trautman is a graduate student in Control and Dynamical Systems at Caltech.  Prior to coming to Caltech, Pete was a Captain in the United States Air Force, assigned first to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and later to the Air Force Research Laboratories, both at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in...
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Lec 34 - TEDxCaltech - J. Craig Venter ...

Lec 34 - TEDxCaltech - J. Craig Venter - Future Biology. J. Craig Venter is a biologist most known for his contributions, in 2001, of sequencing the first draft human genome and in 2007 for the first complete diploid human genome. In 2010 he and his team announced success in constructing the first synthetic bacterial cell. His present work focuses on creating synthetic biological organisms...
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Lec 35 - TEDxCaltech - Curtis Wong - Wor ...

Lec 35 - TEDxCaltech - Curtis Wong - WorldWide Telescope: The Interactive Sky on Your Desktop. Curtis Wong is a Principal Researcher in eScience at Microsoft Research.  He joined Microsoft starting the Next Media Research group focusing on interaction, media, and visualization technologies. Curtis is the co-creator of WorldWideTelescope.org, http://worldwidetelescope.org , a free interactive...
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Lec 36 - TEDxCaltech - Teaser 2 - 1/14/11

Lec 36 - TEDxCaltech - Teaser 2 - 1/14/11. Attribution: - Design and Production: Caltech Academic Media Technologies - Diagrams: Richard Feynman, provided by Caltech Archives and Special Collections - Drumming and Percussion: Richard Feynman, with permission of Ralph Leighton - Photos: Caltech Academic Media Technologies, Caltech Marketing and Communications, the Kavli Nanoscience...
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Lec 37 - TEDxCaltech - Teaser 1 - 1/14/11

Lec 37 - TEDxCaltech - Teaser 1 - 1/14/11. Attribution: - Design and Production: Caltech Academic Media Technologies - Photos: Caltech Archives and Special Collections, Christopher Sykes - Video and Audio: Ralph Leighton, Sound Photosynthesis, and Christopher Sykes On Friday, 14 January 2011, Caltech is hosting TEDxCaltech, an exciting one-day event to honor Richard Feynman—Nobel...

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