Full Festival Programs

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Moral Math of Robots: Can Life and Death Decisions Be Coded?

07/26/16See Comments

A self-driving car has a split second to decide whether to turn into oncoming traffic or hit a child who has lost control of her...[Read More]

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Mind Melds and Brain Beams: The Dawn of Brain-to-Brain Communication

07/08/16See Comments

Music students download the technique of their favorite pianist or singer directly into their brains. Medical students download the skills of a seasoned surgeon or...[Read More]

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Gravitational Waves: A New Era of Astronomy Begins

06/23/16See Comments

On September 14th, 2015, a ripple in the fabric of space, created by the violent collision of two distant black holes over a billion years...[Read More]

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Reality Since Einstein

02/11/16See Comments

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, leaders from multiple fields of physics discuss its essential insights, its lingering questions,...[Read More]

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Astronomy’s New Messengers

02/10/16See Comments

Marcia Bartusiak joins Kip Thorne, Laura Danly and Rainer Weiss to demonstrate how two observatories on opposite sides of the country, called LIGO (Laser Interferometer...[Read More]

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To Explain the World: A Conversation With Steven Weinberg

01/19/16See Comments

How did humanity invent science? In this program from the 2015 World Science Festival, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and revered public intellectual Steven Weinberg explores this...[Read More]

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Ripples From the Big Bang: Listening to the Beginning of Time

01/11/16See Comments

In March 2014, scientists working on the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole reported an incredible discovery: a swirling pattern in the cosmic background radiation...[Read More]

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Wizards of Odds

12/29/15See Comments

Probability is the backbone of science, but how well do you understand it? Odds are, not as well as you think; it is a surprisingly...[Read More]

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Free Will Vs. the Brain: Who’s in Charge?

10/08/15See Comments

Do we make conscious decisions? Or are all of our actions predetermined? And if we don’t have free will, are we responsible for what we...[Read More]

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Science & Story With Skloot, Stephenson, Fagin, Ackerman, Quammen

10/06/15See Comments

From diseases and disasters to the miracles wrought by evolution, the environmental forces that shape our lives are the inspiration for countless science writers. This...[Read More]