Physical Sciences and Mathematics
By Cornell University
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Cornell's reputation in the physical sciences has attracted—and been enhanced by—notable faculty members such as Hans Bethe (Noble Prize, Physics), Roald Hoffman (Noble Prize, Chemistry) and Carl Sagan (astronomer). Cornell's applied mathematics program is ranked first in the nation, and its mathematics program is renowned for its distinguished faculty and research, and the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs.
|1||CleanVideoApollo 11 40th Anniversary Celebration Panel||This panel discussion, "Apollo 11 Lunar Landing: 40 Years After," covers Apollo-era history, Cornell's past and present involvement in lunar science, and plans for future exploration of the moon.||10/24/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoNima Arkani-Hamed: Quantum mechanics and space-time||Renowned theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed delivered the first in his series of five Messenger lectures on "The Future of Fundamental Physics" Oct. 4.||10/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoNima Arkani-Hamed: Space-time is doomed||Renowned theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed delivered the third in his series of five Messenger lectures on "The Future of Fundamental Physics" Oct. 6.||10/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoNima Arkani-Hamed: Why a macroscopic universe?||Renowned theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed delivered the fourth in his series of five Messenger lectures on "The Future of Fundamental Physics" Oct. 7.||10/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoNima Arkani-Hamed: What might we know by 2020?||Renowned theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed delivered the last in his series of five Messenger lectures on "The Future of Fundamental Physics" Oct. 8.||10/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoPhotonics pioneer Michal Lipson named a MacArthur Foundation fellow||Optical physicist Michal Lipson, an associate professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, was named a 2010 MacArthur Fellow. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their wor||10/6/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoSteve Strogatz: Math for the Masses||Steve Strogatz, Cornell's Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, spoke at the Communicators@Cornell luncheon on June 17, 2010. Using examples from his recent New York Times column, Strogatz discussed the challenge of writing about comple||8/16/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoEugene Dynkin: Seventy Years in Mathematics||Eugene B. Dynkin, the A.R. Bullis Professor of Mathematics, discusses and reflects on his 70 year career in mathematics. He describes his early career beginning in 1940 in the USSR and covers the challenges and transitions when he came to the US in 1977||5/25/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoMathematics of Juggling||Former world record-holding juggler and Cornell math professor Allen Knutson performs for math awareness.||4/20/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoThe Accelerating Universe: Einstein's Blunder Undone||What supernovi can tell us about cosmic history and dark energy||9/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoThe Attraction of Astronomy||Harvard's Robert Kirshner sits down with Cornell physics students to discuss mysteries of our universe||1/13/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoLunar Settlements, Lunar Science||Astronomer Jeff Taylor explains why we need to revisit and colonize the moon||1/6/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoShri Kulkarni: Cosmic Explosions||Noted astronomer discusses history and progress in the field||10/20/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoTentanda Via Est: Symposium in honor of Watt Webb||Roderick MacKinnon delivers 2008 Kavli lecture||9/3/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoPHYS 101/102 #1: Electromagnetic Waves||Sparks fly--literally--as CU physicist Bob Richardson lectures on the propagation of electromagnetic radiation (1981)||4/27/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
:) but ?
Nima's lectures are great for acquiring an understanding of physics. I love them! But where
Is number 2 of Nima's lectures?!
The second lecture is in a different collection
The the missing second lecture of Nima's is entitled "Nima Arkaini-Hamed: Standard models of particle physics," and can be found under a different collection, "Public Figures" (from Cornell), on iTunes U. It has poor audio for the first few minutes, which is why I suspect it wasn't included here.
It really should be here, in my opinion -- even with the bad audio -- as it is highly informative and useful for understanding the subsequent lectures.