NSF PA/M 02-39 - September 16,
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
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: http://www.nsf.gov/home/visit/visitjump.htm