Telluride Town Talks - 2012

June 19th

"Science and the Presidential Election: Where do the candidates stand?"
Franz M. Geiger, PhD, Irving M. Klotz Professor of Physical Chemistry, Northwester University

"Climate Change: Perceptions, challenges and opportunities"
Johnathan Overpeck, PhD, Professor of Geosciences and Atmospheric Sciences, Univeristy of Arizona

June 26th

"The Science of Water: Its quirky, quixotic nature in life and energy"
*2012 R. Stephen Berry Lecture
James Skinner, PhD, Joseph O. Hirschfelder Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison

"The Science and Mysteries of Alzheimer's Disease"
Joan Emma Shea, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

July 3rd

"Learning from Nature's 3-Billion-Year Solar Energy Program"
Gregory Scholes, PhD, D. J. LeRoy Distinguished Professor, University of Toronto

"Plastic Solar Cells: Learning how molecules think"
Peter Rossky, PhD Chair and Professor, Deparments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin

July 10th

"Automobiles: Racing to the Future"
Brad Jaeger, VP of Engineering and Operations, Edison2, X-Prize Winners

"Electric Cars: The good, the bad, and the misleading"
David Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Edison2, X-Prize Winners

July 17th

"The Mind's Ear: How the brain listens to what the ear hears" 
Shihab Shamma, Phd, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park

"Blurring the Line Between Mind, Body, and Robotics"
Ralph Etienne-Cummings, PhD, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science, John Hopkins University 

July 24th

"Talks: GPS and DNA: A discussion of law enforcement and privacy"
Amanda C. Leiter, Associate Professor of Law, American University and Louis R. Cohen, Senior Counsel, WilmerHale

July 31st

"The Clouds are Alive: How does nature try to control climate?"
Kimberly Prather, PhD, Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, Univeristy of California, San Diego, and Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Scripps Institute of Oceanography

"A Particle in the Forest, Why Does the Climate Care"
Neil Donahue, PhD Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering and Director, Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies, Carnegie Mellon University

August 7th

"Cumulus, Cirrus, Stratus: What clouds reveal about climate change"
Dan Czico, PhD, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

"Returning the Moral Compass of Science"
Gary S. Ayton, PhD, Judge Memorial Catholic High School

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