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September 2004

September 21, 2004

MPS Distinguished Lectures

Storytelling in Science: Honesty, Imagination and Ethics

Roald Hoffmann
Cornell University, Nobel laureate

National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 375
Arlington, Virginia
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

September 30, 2004

Sensors: Buildings, Battlefields and Beyond
Reception and Informal Discussion

Featured speakers:
Dr. Amy Duwel, MIT Draper Laboratories
Dr. Nathan Lewis, California Institute of Technology
Dr. Kathleen Hickman, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

From tiny robo-spies designed to prowl unseen through hostile territory, to wireless networks of chemical sniffers monitoring pollution in the wilderness, a new wave of ultra-high-tech sensors has begun to link the cyber-world of bits and bytes with the analog world we live in. In the process, it is transforming the way we understand and manage our world.

NSF Event at Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC
6:00 - 9:00 pm

RSVP by September 27th via email to sensors@nsf.gov or call a representative at (703) 292-8070


October 2004

October 18, 2004

MPS Distinguished Lectures

Big Bang in the Laboratory? A Droplet of Quark Gluon Plasma

Barbara Jacak
SUNY Stony Brook

National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235
Arlington, Virginia
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.


Last updated: Sept. 8, 2004



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