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C2ST Welcomes Artist and Astronomer Jose Francisco Salgado to talk about “The Moon”

José Francisco Salgado, PhD

Astronomer, Adler Planetarium
Executive Director, KV 265

José Francisco Salgado is an astronomer and visual artist at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and Executive Director of KV 265, a non-profit organization whose mission is the communication of science through art. Continue reading “C2ST Welcomes Artist and Astronomer Jose Francisco Salgado to talk about “The Moon””

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Electrons, Molecules, and the Bigger Pictures

By Sarah Plumridge

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Courtesy: Science in Society (Northwestern University)

Mark Ratner, chair of Northwestern University’s chemistry department, Dumas University Professor of Chemistry, and co-director of the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), talked to Medill Reports about molecular electronics, what it means to be a theoretical chemist, and the gratification that comes with science.

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Your Heart in 3D

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.

University of Chicago Hospitals

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Chicago’s Dark Matter Photographs! Hot Off the Presses!

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.

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Why America Must Win the Supercomputing Race

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.

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Dark Matter? Dark Energy? What’s the Difference?

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.

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