Professor Roberto Lang, Director of the University of Chicago Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging lab, talks about the wonders of a new “3D Echo” technique. This new technique allows a surgeon an “unprecedented, accurate” view of the location of the procedure, before he or she begins surgery.
Dr. Phyllis Zee, Chief of the Sleep Medicine at Northwestern Hospital, warned the audience at Horner Park on Wednesday, August 15, that we cheat sleep at our peril. Dr. Zee’s excellent presentation was the first instance of C2ST’s collaboration with the Chicago Park District in the “Science in the Parks” series. Watch the video here.
Dr. Zee explained that three scientists recently shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work in the early 1980’s identifying the genes and protein molecules that drive our twenty-four-hour biological clocks, often referred to as our “circadian rhythm.” Every cell in our bodies has the clock mechanism, and all these clocks are coordinated by the master clock in our brains. The mechanism interacts with light and dark. It keeps us awake and productive (usually) during the day and early evening, and puts us to sleep at night to rejuvenate our systems for another day.
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Chicago’s Dark Matter was a wondrous exploration in what experts think the nature of matter is.
For Dr.’s Rocky Kolb, Juan Collar, & Carlos Wagner of the University of Chicago, WIMP’s are the best candidates for Dark Matter.
WIMP’s stands for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, the invisible matter that is theorized to constitute nearly 90% of the matter of the entire universe.
By Eric Isaacs
Courtesy: U.S. Department of Energy
Four decades ago, NASA put a man on the moon using a computer system less powerful than the electronics in many modern-day toasters. With that audacious act of technological faith, the United States took a giant step toward global leadership in science, engineering, and a myriad of other sectors that had not yet been imagined.
In preparation for Thursday’s Chicago’s Dark Matter discussion, we thought it would be good to look at exactly what the difference is between Dark Matter and Dark Energy.
It turns out that NASA has a great article explaining both.
Courtesy: Discover Magazine (2008)
You may have heard some of the buzz about a new result concerning the direct detection of dark matter particles in an underground laboratory. The buzz originates from a new paper by the DAMA/LIBRA collaboration; David Harris links to powerpoint slides from Rita Bernabei, leader of the experiment, from her talk at a meeting in Venice.
At this year’s Physics With a Bang! spectacular at the University of Chicago’s Kersten Physics Teaching Center, you’ll see sights and sounds like no other.
University of Chicago physicists Heinrich Jaeger and Sidney Nagel are at it again as they wow the crowd with their signature lectures that allow students, families, teachers and neighbors to participate in hands-on demonstrations and learn about some of the exciting science going on in the Gordon Center.