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March 31, 2015
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Thanks to a growing earthquake detection network and superfast computers, geoscientists are now able to explore the Earth's interior, a region that has been more inaccessible than the deepest ocean or the farthest planet in our solar system.
Benjamin's TEDx talk "From Park Bench to Lab Bench: What Kind of Future Are We Designing?" gives viewers a backstage tour of what she calls "discriminatory design." Benjamin specializes in the interdisciplinary study of science, medicine and biotechnology; race-ethnicity and gender; health and biopolitics.
A new study from Princeton University researchers sheds light on the handing over of genetic control from mother to offspring early in development. Learning how organisms manage this transition could help researchers understand larger questions about how embryos regulate cell division and differentiation.
Two exploratory and promising research projects — a quantum computer based on a recently observed exotic particle and a smartphone that could replace laboratory tests in health care settings — have been awarded funding through  the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
Free and open to the public

Steven Pinker: The Vanuxem Public Lecture
One of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind, Pinker is the author of The Sense of Style, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and many other books.
Mon, Apr 20, 6:00 p.m. McCosh Hall, Room 50

Sea Changes: A Conversation
Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being, and Chang-rae Lee, author of On Such a Full Sea, will discuss their recent work. Tues, Apr 28, 4:30 p.m. McCosh Hall, Room 10 (Use Door #1, A or B)

Fun with Ultracold Atoms: The 40th Annual Donald Hamilton Lecture
Deborah Jin, University of Colorado, will speak about superconductivity and quantum behavior in an atomic gas cooled to near absolute zero.
Thurs, Apr 30, 8:00 p.m. McDonnell Hall, Room A02

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