Month: May 2013

Jingda Wu: Could You Print Quantum Dot Electronics With Your Home Printer?

Thurs 5/30/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Are you waiting for tiny roll-up screens that can expand to fill a PC monitor, or foldable pocket-size solar cells that power all your

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Makrand Sinha: P vs. NP: The Limits of Computers

Thurs 5/30/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Computers can solve complicated problems quickly—such as finding the shortest drive from Seattle to New York in seconds— but a lot of things still

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Vote for Our NSF Graduate Education Challenge Entry!

Recently, the NSF put out a call for innovative ideas to improve graduate education. We submitted a proposal to get programs like Engage/UW Science Now going around the country. We’re excited to share that we’ve made it through the first

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Megan Gambs: Water, Rocks, and the Tropics: Did the Missoula Floods Impact Climate?

Wed 5/22/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info During the Last Glacial Maximum, North America was covered in kilometers thick sheets of ice. Glacial lakes formed in valleys, damned by lobes of

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Adam Campbell: How Did Life Survive the Snowball

Wed 5/22/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info I search for places where life survived during Earth’s extreme past. Specificially, I want to know where organisms that feed off light (like plants

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Natalie Footen: How parasitic plants help promote biodiversity in Washington’s prairies

Mon 5/15/13, 9:00 – 10:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Parasitic plants are not always the bad guys. In fact, Washington prairies are home to one parasitic plant, golden paintbrush, which is endangered and

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Meg Smith: Tracking Down Mars’ Strange Salt

Mon 5/13/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Over the past 40 years NASA has explored Mars with several robots, including the Viking landers in the 1970s and the Phoenix lander in

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Patti Carroll: Extraterrestrials or Transients? The New Age of Radio Astronomy and The Race to Shed Light on the Cosmic Dawn

Mon 5/13/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info If you’ve seen Contact– a popular 90’s sci-fi flick, featuring radio telescopes and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence – you may have come away

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Jared Kofron: A Massive Problem: A Brief History of the Tiny Neutrino

Tues 5/7/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students.

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Alan Jamison: Cooling Atoms with Blinding Hot Light

Tues 5/7/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students.

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