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Media Advisory


NSF PA/M 02-39 - September 16, 2002

Neutrinos, Photonics, and Life in Space: NSF Speakers Bring Physical Sciences to Life

Why study neutrinos? What are photonics? How are computers changing the teaching environment?

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites media and members of the public to a series of lectures sponsored by the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences. The talks address a broad range of topics that will challenge researchers and contribute to the nation's science and technology base in the coming years.

All lectures will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in room 375 at NSF, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. No pre-registration is necessary.


"The New Information Age: Exploiting the Best of Electronics and Photonics"
Larry Dalton, University of Washington
September 30, 2002

"Novel Applications of Fluid Dynamics at the Boundary between Mathematics, Science, and Engineering"
Andrea Bertozzi, Duke University
October 21, 2002

"Neutrinos Matter: An Unexpected Revolution in Basic Physics"
Stuart Freedman, University of California at Berkeley
November 18, 2002

"Trafficking Elements on the High Seas: Bioinorganic Chemistry of the Marine Environment"
Alison Butler, University of California at Santa Barbara
December 16, 2002

"The Search for Randomness"
Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
January 27, 2003

"When Will We Detect the Extraterrestrials?"
Seth Shostak, SETI Institute
February 24, 2003

"Teaching in the Age of Electrons"
Chris Impey, University of Arizona
March 17, 2003

"Science and National Security"
George Whitesides, Harvard University
April 14, 2003


For directions to NSF, see:



National Science Foundation
Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22230, USA
Tel: 703-292-8070
FIRS: 800-877-8339 | TDD: 703-292-5090

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