That's it for 2012-2013. Almost 1300 students and teachers attended at least one talk, with a peak of 635 joining us for a discussion of the Higgs Boson. Coming Soon: Recordings of the 2012-2013 talks. Have a restful, exciting, and safe summer
The University of California's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) invites high school students and their classroom teachers to Nano-High, a series of Saturday morning lectures focused on the cutting-edge scientific issues of the day, from molecular medicine to nanoscience, from climate change to astrophysics, from solar energy to the math behind Sully, Remy and Buzz Lightyear. Our speakers are internationally renowned LBNL senior scientists, UC Berkeley Professors, and distinguished visiting scientists known not only for their scientific accomplishments in the subjects they will talk about, but also for their ability to talk to non-expert audiences. (Astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, was a Nano-High speaker in the 2004-2005 season. US Secretary of Energy, Nobelist Steven Chu spoke during the 2005-2006 season. President of the US National Academy of Sciences Bruce Alberts spoke during the 2011-2012 season.) Nano-High talks are aimed at all high school students, from those already committed to careers in science, to those committed to poetry, history or philosophy, to those committed to figuring out what they want to do. No science background is required to understand these carefully crafted presentations. Nano-High attendees can also meet and talk with the speakers after the talks--and even have a photo-op.
Schedule for 2012-2013:
|Ronald Dahl||Nov. 17, 2012||The Mysteries of Sleep: Adolescence, Learning and Brain Development|
and Lawrence Hall
|Dec. 8, 2012||The Higgs Boson: What Is It and Why Is Everyone So Excited About It?|
|Carolyn Bertozzi||Feb. 2, 2013||Good Sugars: The Language of Cells|
|Ramamoorthy Ramesh||Feb. 23, 2013||Not Your Father’s Materials: Thermoelectrics, Multiferroics, Magnetoelectrics, Photoelectrics|
|Dacher Keltner||March 23, 2013||The Compassionate Instinct: A Darwinian Tale of Survival of the Kindest|
|Robert Lustig||May 11, 2013||* Bad Sugars: Addictive and Hazardous to your Health|
All talks start at 10 AM.
* Starts at 9:30 AM.