Fermilab Colloquium Calendar Archive 2019

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Raw date Event date Title Speakers Host Summary Links
20190102 Jan. 2, 2019 No colloquium
20190109 Jan. 9, 2019 Open
20190116 Jan. 16, 2019
In the Spirit of Collaboration: Renovating the North American Hall at The Field Museum
Alaka Wali, The Field Museum Chist Stoughton The Native American Hall at The Field Museum in Chicago is over 50 years old and in need of an update! It is now scientifically inaccurate, contains harmful stereotypes of Native Americans, and doesn’t represent best museum practice in the care of collections. In this talk, I will discuss how museum staff members are collaborating with Native American scholars, museum professionals and community members to renovate the hall and present a fresh perspective on Native American lifeways and histories. I will discuss new approaches to content and to conservation and collections care. I will also discuss the critical importance of drawing on traditional ecological and cultural expertise. Video
20190123 Jan. 23, 2019 Open
20190130 Jan. 30, 2019
Cancelled/rescheduled to February 27
20190206 Feb. 6, 2019
Robotic and autonomous technologies
Mario Di Castro, CERN Katsuya Yonehara Nowadays, intelligent robotic systems are becoming essential for industry and harsh environments, such as the CERN accelerator complex. Aiming to increase safety and machine availability, robots can help perform repetitive and dangerous tasks which humans either prefer to avoid or are unable to do because of hazards, size constraints or the extreme environments in which they take place, such as outer space or radioactive experimental areas. In this presentation, the current status the robotic systems applied at CERN is described. Several robotics solutions have been applied in the past years at CERN, as well as custom made robotic devices. New ideas and solution could come in the close future to increase safety of CERN personnel decreasing radiation dose taken. Current and future research and development in robotics are described, as well as the results from the commissioning of various novel robotic controls. Video
20190213 Feb. 13, 2019
Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves
Barry Barish, Caltech and UC Riverside Dmitri Denisov The discovery of gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein in 1916, is now enabling important tests of the theory of general relativity, as well as beginning multi-messenger astronomy: the combined observations of astrophysical phenomena using electromagnetic radiation, gravitational waves and neutrinos. Plans and prospects for gravitational wave science will be explored. Barry is a 2017 Nobel Prize winner Video
20190220 Feb. 20, 2019 Open