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  • Past Events

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Perspectives in STEM: An evening with Dr. Cherry Murray

    Speaker: Cherry A. Murray (Harvard University)

    Join us for the second event in the Series "Perspectives in STEM" as Dr. Cherry Murray, Harvard University, discusses her illustrious career trajectory in Physics and Engineering, and shares insights on innovation. Dr. Murray's seminar will be followed by Q&A session and a networking reception.

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Transcending Matter: Physics and Ultimate Meaning

    This event is sold out
    Featuring: Adam Frank (University of Rochester), David Kaiser (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Tim Maudlin (New York University), Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Astrophysicists Adam Frank and Priyamvada Natarajan, historian of science David Kaiser, and philosopher of physics Tim Maudlin share their thoughts on what contemporary physics can offer in the quest to understand our place in the universe.

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Unification of Physics: The Quest for a Theory of Everything

    This event is sold out
    Featuring: Katherine Freese (Nordita and University of Michigan), Marcelo Gleiser (Dartmouth College), Max Tegmark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    A "theory of everything" has thus far eluded physicists seeking to unify the laws of the universe. Physicists Katherine Freese, Marcelo Gleiser, and Max Tegmark debate whether there are scientific and human limits on what can be ultimately known.

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Origins of the Universe: Why Is There Something Rather than Nothing?

    Featuring: David Z. Albert (Columbia University), Jim Holt (Author of Why Does the World Exist?), Neil Turok (The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Great mysteries still surround the origins and existence of the universe. Physicist Neil Turok, philosopher of physics David Albert, and writer and philosopher Jim Holt discuss the most basic existential question of all: Why are we here?

  • Publications 


    Annals Reports

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents discussions ofnutrition and the science of disease prevention; designing optogenetically controlled RNA for regulating biological systems; and how ion channels sense mechanical force

    Volume 1352


    Flow of Time

    Edited by Dean Rickles and Maria Kon (University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)

    This Annals volume explores the nature of time's passage from a variety of perspectives, including from mathematics and physics to linguistics and cognitive science.

    Volume 1326


    Black Holes and Astrobiology

    Speaker: Caleb Scharf (Columbia University)

    This eBriefing documents a presentation by Caleb Scharf, director of astrobiology at Columbia University, who described the latest science on black holes and gave an update on the search for life on other planets.


    From Colloidal Systems to Frustrated Magnets: 7th Gotham-Metro Condensed Matter Meeting 2012

    Keynote Speakers: Leon Balents (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Mohammad F. Islam (Carnegie Mellon University)

    At the seventh biannual Gotham-Metro Condensed Matter conference faculty, postdocs, and students shared ideas and research on condensed matter with fellow physicists, covering the spectrum from graphene-based transistors and novel chemical sensors to the fundamentals of colloids, metamaterials, and quantum spin liquids.

  • Podcasts

    Understanding nutrition's impact on health requires an intricate knowledge of all the different systems within the human body. Learn how a systems approach to nutrition could change the field.

    Download (44 MB, 32:02)

    A recent conference held at the Academy asked a downright outrageous question: Can dementia be prevented by making changes to your diet? In this podcast we look at what the answers might be.

    Download (87 MB, 38:11)

    In the second of a two-part series, experts look at the links between health and nutrition. They examine everything from how nutrition impacts hospital stays, to cancer and aging, to developing food science innovations, and improving diet.

    Download (45 MB, 19:56)
  • Webinar Archives

    Webinar Archive
    November 21, 2009

    Gotham-Metro Condensed Matter Meeting

    Graduate students from around the New York metropolitan area recently organized a symposium spotlighting some of the most exciting local work in soft and hard condensed matter physics. This webinar archive collects all the presentations.