The Atanasoff-Berry Computer In Operation
[Recorded: 1999] The Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) occupies a special place in the history of computing in part for its technical accomplishments but also for being at the center of a landmark legal case. It was built by Iowa physics professor John Vincent Atanasoff and graduate student Clifford Berry. Technically, the ABC was an electronic equation solver. It could find solutions to systems of simultaneous linear equations with up to 29 unknowns, a type of problem encountered in Atansasoff'
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2010 Nobel Prize in Physics Announcement.mp4
See the press conference regarding the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics on 5 October 2010. You can pose questions to the 2010 Nobel Laureates in Physics.
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Science International Lectures on Frontier Physics 1 Syllabus
Overview of Lectures We will learn modern mathematical methods in physics. We will focus on uses of geometric concepts. For a tentative plan of the course, check out this link. [About Course] https://sites.google.com/site/caltechtodai/ [Tentative Schedule] https://sites.google.com/site/caltechtodai/home/plan-of-the-course 10/01 1. Exterior Product, Fermions 10/08 2. Tangent Space, Differential Forms, Metric 10/15 3. Cohomology, Curvatures 10/22 4. Complex Manifolds, Kaehler Manifolds 10
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Segre Lecture: Understanding Neutrinos Using Deep Dark Scien
Arthur B. McDonald, Queen's University Neutrinos are extremely difficult to detect. However, in recent years large detectors located in deep laboratories to avoid cosmic background radiation have helped to define the properties of neutrinos and their role in the most basic laws of physics. Neutrinos have also become a valuable cosmic messenger, providing unique information from the core of the Sun and from the deepest reaches of the Universe. The lecture will discuss the current status of neutr
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The University as Patron of Cutting Edge Architecture
(Part One)

The opening of The Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT’s latest innovative building, inspires this panel’s historical review of collegiate architecture projects. James Ackerman provides the longest lens, focusing first on the earliest, national trends, when buildings served as both residences and classrooms. In the 18th century
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'Impact: Earth!' simulator shows effects of asteroid hit
Purdue University has unveiled ''Impact: Earth!'' a new website that allows anyone to calculate the potential damage a comet or asteroid would cause if it hit the Earth. The interactive website is scientifically accurate enough to be used by homeland security and NASA, but user-friendly and visual enough for elementary school students, said Jay Melosh, the distinguished professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and physics at Purdue who led the creation of the impact effects calculator. http:/
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An Introduction to Computational Multiphysics: Motivations for Triple-M Modeling
Modern science is increasingly faced with problems of ever greater complexity, straddling across the traditional disciplinary boundaries between physics, chemistry, material science and biology. Computational science is responding to this challenge with a steadfast development of innovative modeling techniques, designed in such a way as to offer an optimal handling of the information transfer procedures connecting the different scales/levels involved in the quantitative description of the aforem
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The Second Law and Cosmology
In spite of its old age, the Second Law of Thermodynamics “is alive and kicking,” says
Max Tegmark
, stimulating research on “really, really big puzzles.” In Tegmark’s case, “big” encompasses the cosmos, and investigating the entropy of the universe offers one path into understanding “how we started out.

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Reflections on an MIT Education
In a neat series of time capsules tagged to his MIT experience, Neil Pappalardo shares his story with MIT graduates in the hope that it will give them “an idea of the possibilities that lie ahead.”

His story begins in 1964, when as a senior majoring in Physics, he decided to pursue a thesis on a

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Algeria and its Southern Neighbours: Turbulence in the Sahara [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Yvan Guichaoua, Imad Mesdoua | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor quality of this podcast. The South of Algeria belongs to the widely integrated Saharan political economy also composed of large chunks of the Malian and Nigerian territories. As such, Algeria plays a key role in the livelihoods (through licit or illicit means), and geographical social and political mobility of Sahelian communities, using borders as resources and connected to each other through transnational ne
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New momentum: can the success in Bali transform the WTO?
Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Ambassador Roberto Azevêdo delivered a public lecture on the 17th of July 2014 at ANU entitled, New momentum: can the success in Bali transform the WTO? Ambassador Azevêdo discussed where the WTO should go next and reflected on how trade issues might play into the G20 process — a timely discussion in the lead up to Australia's hosting of the G20 Summit in November. Ambassador Azevêdo is the sixth Director-General of the WTO. In 2008 he was
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Great North
This film shows footage of the nature and the vastness of the Northernmost region.   The film depicts the balance of nature and survival with breath taking scenery and shows the Inuit who inhabit the Arctic to this day.
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The Role of Blogging in Open Notebook Science
I spoke at the North Carolina Science Blogging Conference (un-conference really) on January 19, 2008. Mainly I reviewed some of my posts on the UsefulChem blog from the past few months to show what types of issues are relevant to doing research openly. I then showed the connection from the blog to the wiki, mailing list and GoogleDocs where the laboratory data get reported and analyzed
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Nuclear and Particle Physics
A third year course in Nuclear and Particle Physics. Could do with a few LHC updates. Contains lecture notes, examples, ... as well as the files used to create these resources. Also has some movies of nuclear collective motion. Discusses: 1 Introduction 2 A history of particle physics 3 Experimental tools 4 Nuclear Masses 5 Nuclear models 6 Some basic concepts of theoretical particle physics 7 The fundamental forces 8 Symmetries and particle physics 9 Symmetries of the theory of strong
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Partial Differential Equations
A second year course in the Mathematics of Partial Differential Equations for Physics students. Contains lecture notes, examples, ... as well as the files used to create these resources. Discusses: 1 Introduction 2 Classification of partial differential equations. 3 Boundary and Initial Conditions 4 Fourier Series 5 Separation of variables on rectangular domains 6 D’Alembert’s solution to the wave equation 7 Polar and spherical coordinate systems 8 Separation of variables in polar
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Evaluation of 'Advanced Database Management' module
This paper focuses on a discussion on the approach taken in analysing evaluation design for a specific faculty module on enterprise education
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