Other Events, 2009
 
Cafe Scientifique: Steven Small, "The Brain, the Broken Brain & the Neural Biology of Language"
January 12, 2009 | 7:00 PM | Map Room, 1949 North Hoyne Ave Chicago, IL
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My Laboratory focuses on understanding how the human brain produces and comprehends language, and how the motor functions of the hands and mouth achieve goal-directed actions, such as speech and gesture. By investigating the neural bases of language and hand motor function using a variety of methods, such as computational modeling, functional and structural brain imaging, and cognitive assessment, we have been able to understand better the biology of language and to develop novel treatment approaches for language disorders.
 
Brinson Lecture: Kip S. Thorne, "The Warped Side of the Universe: From the Big Bang to Black Holes"
October 21, 2009 | 7:00 PM | Adler Planetarium - Universe Theater
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Kip S. Thorne, University of Chicago 2009 Brinson Lecturer Kip Thorne, PhD is a professor at Caltech and the University of Chicago Brinson Lecturer.

His research has focused on Einstein's general theory of relativity and on astrophysics, with emphasis on relativistic stars, black holes and especially gravitational waves.

Lecture: "The Warped Side of the Universe: From the Big Bang to Black Holes"

Our Universe has a "warped side" -- objects and phenomena, like black holes and the big-bang, that are made not from matter, but rather from warped space and warped time. Thorne will describe this mysterious warped side and the quest to simulate it using supercomputers and observe it using gravitational waves.


This event is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago and the Adler Planetarium.
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