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Engaging conversations strengthen ties. Twice a year, UChicago offers the Joint Speaker Series for members of the University, Argonne, and Fermilab communities to foster new interactions. The program provides a setting for all three communities to gather informally around topic areas outside of standard specialties.

Each event features a moderated panel that explores interdisciplinary topics. Scientists and scholars from all three institutions, as well as occasional outside experts, participate on the event panels. In the inaugural “Art and Science” event, panelists discussed how computer-generated art can help scientists better understand and communicate their findings. The discussion of fresh topics encourages collaboration among faculty, researchers, scientists, and engineers at all three institutions.

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Engaging conversations strengthen ties. Twice a year, UChicago offers the Joint Speaker Series for members of the University, Argonne, and Fermilab communities to foster new interactions. The program provides a setting for all three communities to gather informally around topic areas outside of standard specialties.

Each event features a moderated panel that explores interdisciplinary topics. Scientists and scholars from all three institutions, as well as occasional outside experts, participate on the event panels. In the inaugural “Art and Science” event, panelists discussed how computer-generated art can help scientists better understand and communicate their findings. The discussion of fresh topics encourages collaboration among faculty, researchers, scientists, and engineers at all three institutions.

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    ‘High Stakes Science: Pushing Boundaries’ Panel Discussion

    ‘High Stakes Science: Pushing Boundaries’ Panel Discussion

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    Scientists from UChicago, Argonne and Fermilab discuss the risks and rewards of participating in high-stakes science. The program took place on January 15, 2015, from 6 to 9 PM, at Wilson Hall, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The discussion was moderated by Aaron Freeman, Comedian, Film Maker, Director, Teacher and Radio Commentator.

    The panelists were:
    - Juliane Bubeck Wardenbrug, MD, Associate Professor and Chief, Section of Critical Care, Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology, University of Chicago
    - Joseph Kanabrocki, Associate Vice President for Research Safety, The University of Chicago; Member, National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity
    - Cynthia Boggs, Program Manager, Highly Enriched Uranium Transparency Program, Argonne National Laboratory
    - Richard Tesarek, Physicist and NOvA Deputy Project Manager, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

    • 1 hr 5 min
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    ‘High Stakes Science: Pushing Boundaries’ Teaser Video

    ‘High Stakes Science: Pushing Boundaries’ Teaser Video

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    What happens when the stakes are high when pushing the boundaries of science? Experts from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory speak from their own experience about the risks involved in working with deadly viruses, getting inside the heads of suicide bombers, and conducting experiments 350 feet underground.

    • 6 min
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    Science and Serendipity: Happenstance and Other Factors Underlying Accidental Discoveries (Short Video)

    Science and Serendipity: Happenstance and Other Factors Underlying Accidental Discoveries (Short Video)

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    “Science and Serendipity” short video explores the role of happenstance and other factors contributing to accidental discoveries. With: Karin D. Knorr Cetina, Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, Sociology and of the Social Sciences in the College; Nancy J. Cox, Ph.D., Professor and Section Chief, Section of Genetic Medicine, Department of Medicine; Professor, Department of Human Genetics; Ron Lipton, Senior Scientist, Fermilab; Peter Littlewood: Director, Argonne National Laboratory; Matt Tirrell, Professor and Founding Pritzker Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering; and Willard Zangwill, Professor Emeritus, Chicago Booth.

    The video first aired on May 21, 2014 as part of the ninth in a Series of Joint Speaker events for University Faculty and Argonne and Fermilab Scientists, Researchers and Engineers which took place at the Chicago Innovation Exchange.

    • 6 min
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    Science and Serendipity: Happenstance and Other Factors Underlying Accidental Discoveries

    Science and Serendipity: Happenstance and Other Factors Underlying Accidental Discoveries

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    UChicago faculty and Argonne and Fermilab scientists discuss the topic of “Science and Serendipity” and explore the role of happenstance and other factors in contributing to accidental discoveries.

    Hosts:
    Donald Levy, Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories
    John Flavin, Executive Director, Chicago Innovation Exchange

    Moderator:
    Robert Richards (Moderator) Morris Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor in the History of Science, and Professor of Philosophy, History, Psychology; Director of the Fishbein Center for History of Science, UChicago

    Panelists:
    James Evans, Associate Professor of Sociology, UChicago; Jessica J. Kandel, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chief, Section of Pediatric Surgery, The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital; Rick Stevens, Professor of Computer Science, UChicago; Senior Fellow, Computation Institute; and Associate Laboratory Director, Computing, Environment and Life Sciences, Argonne; and Robert Tschirhart, Senior Scientist, Fermilab, Fellow of the American Physical Society

    The video was recorded on May 21, 2014 at the Chicago Innovation Exchange representing the ninth in a Series of Joint Speaker events for University Faculty and Argonne and Fermilab Scientists, Researchers and Engineers.

    • 1 hr 28 min
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    “Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future” Panel Discussion

    “Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future” Panel Discussion

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    Twice a year, the University of Chicago offers the Joint Speaker Series for members of the University, Argonne, and Fermilab communities to foster new interactions. The program provides a setting for all three communities to gather informally around topic areas outside of standard specialties. The eighth program in the series, “Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future,” occurred on December 4, 2013. It featured Mark Peters, deputy laboratory director for programs at Argonne (moderator); Leah Guzowski, energy policy scientist, Decision and Information Sciences, at Argonne; Hussein Khalil, director, Nuclear Engineering Division, at Argonne; Peter Littlewood, Professor in Physics at the University of Chicago and associate laboratory director for physical sciences and engineering at Argonne; and Robert Rosner, the William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics and Physics, and co-director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.

    Each Joint Speaker Series event features a reception and a moderated panel discussion that explores interdisciplinary topics. Scientists and scholars from all three institutions, as well as occasional outside experts, participate on the panels. In the inaugural “Art and Science” event, panelists discussed how computer-generated art can help scientists better understand and communicate their findings. The discussion of fresh topics encourages collaboration among faculty, researchers, scientists, and engineers at all three institutions.

    • 1 hr 40 min
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    “Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future” Short Video

    “Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future” Short Video

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    Three prominent Argonne National Laboratory scientists and a University of Chicago economist discuss the future of clean energy. The video premiered at the UChicago/Argonne/Fermilab Joint Speaker Series event, “Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future,” held at Argonne on December 4, 2013. Interview subjects include George Crabtree, senior scientist, distinguished fellow, and associate division director, Materials Science Division, and director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, at Argonne; Ann Schlenker, director, Center for Transportation Research, at Argonne; Guenter Conzelmann, director, Center for Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis, at Argonne; and Robert H. Topel, the Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor in Urban and Labor Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

    • 7 min

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