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Captured during a variety of events and programs sponsored by the Alumni Association, distinguished faculty member present talks in a variety of disciplines within the sciences.

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Captured during a variety of events and programs sponsored by the Alumni Association, distinguished faculty member present talks in a variety of disciplines within the sciences.

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    Neuroscience in the 21st Century: Brain Circuits, Technologies, Human Individuality, and Autism

    Neuroscience in the 21st Century: Brain Circuits, Technologies, Human Individuality, and Autism

    Samuel Wang, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, discusses future directions in the study of neuroscience, child brain development, autism, and human indivuality as part of the 2014 Academic Mini Reunions program.

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    Finding Einstein in a Crowd

    Finding Einstein in a Crowd

    Michael Gordin, Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History; Director, Fung Global Fellows Program, considers how historians and biographers have approached Albert Einstein’s life and considers another interpretation: that he was not the cloistered loner but rather a deeply sociable personality. Gordin suggests the implications for understanding both Einstein’s science, as well as the tumultuous history of the 20th century.

    • 44 min
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    From Gene Expression to Tissue Mechanics during Drosophila Embryonic Development

    From Gene Expression to Tissue Mechanics during Drosophila Embryonic Development

    Eric F. Wieschaus, Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, presents a talk entitled “From Gene Expression to Tissue Mechanics during Drosophila Embryonic Development.” Presented on the occassion of the Many Minds, Many Stripes conference for Princeton's graduate alumni.

    • 47 min
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    Writing About Science

    Writing About Science

    Michael Lemonick, Visiting Lecturer in Astrophysical Sciences and the Council on Science and Technology and former Senior Science Writer for Time magazine, discusses why it matters to write about science in a journalistic context, the reason he decided to pursue his career path, and the challenges of making scientific journalism simultaneously truthful, accessible and engaging. Presented as part of Alumni Day 2013.

    • 53 min
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    The Scientific Search for Life Beyond Earth

    The Scientific Search for Life Beyond Earth

    Christopher Chyba, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences and International Affairs and Director of the Program on Science and Global Security, explains the ways that we are searching for extraterrestrial life and the difficulty of defining what “life” looks like in other parts of the solar system (“life as we do or don’t know it”). Presenting different planets and their characteristics, Professor Chyba discusses the ways in which scientists have searched for life in these environments and the resulting outcomes. Planetary discoveries and detection mechanisms are explored, along with debates about intelligent life. Presented as part of Alumni Day 2013

    • 1h
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    This is Your Brain on Exercise

    This is Your Brain on Exercise

    Samuel Wang, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute explains neuroscience and the impact of exercise on brain function. Presented during the 2010 Fall Football Lectures series.

    • 32 min

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