Scientific Sense ®
By Gill Eapen
Become a Paid Subscriber to get access to over 300 episodes: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/subscribe All episodes are Free on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/scientificsense Scientific Sense ® is a daily podcast focused on Science and Economics. Unscripted conversations with leading academics on a daily basis on emerging ideas. The host is Gill Eapen.
Election Special: Dr. Dipayan Gosh of Harvard Kennedy School and Dr. Heidi Tworek of University of British Columbia
Scientific Sense ® • By Gill Eapen • Oct 17, 2020
Election Special: Dr. Dipayan Gosh of Harvard Kennedy School and Dr. Heidi Tworek of University of British Columbia
Scientific Sense ® • By Gill Eapen • Oct 17, 2020
Prof. Susan Goldin-Meadow of the University of Chicago on gestures
Discovering the Biases Children Bring to Language Learning, Approaching Learning Hands First How Gesture Influences Thought, Taking a Hands-on Approach to Learning, and Using Gesture To Identify and Address Early Concerns About Language and Pragmatics. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Susan Goldin-Meadow is Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include Language development and creation and Gesture’s role in communicating, thinking, and learning. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
January 22, 2022
Prof. Jörg Rocholl is the president of ESMT, Berlin on political corporate boards and firm value
Do Politically Connected Boards Affect Firm Value?, Politically Connected Boards of Directors and The Allocation of Procurement Contracts, Institutional Investors and Corporate Political Activism, and Do credit shocks affect labor demand? Evidence for employment and wages during the financial crisis Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Jörg Rocholl is the president of ESMT, Berlin. His research interests are in the areas of Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, and Financial Intermediation. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
January 17, 2022
Prof. Ulrike Malmendier iof the University of California, Berkeley on behavior and decision-making
Exposure to Grocery Prices and Inflation Expectations, Behavioral CEOs: The Role of Managerial Overconfidence, Behavioral Corporate Finance: The Life Cycle of a CEO Career, and Investor Experiences and International Capital Flows? Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Ulrike Malmendier is professor of Finance and Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research area of focus is the intersection of economics and finance, and why and how individuals make decision—specifically how individuals make mistakes and systematically biased decisions Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
January 12, 2022
Prof. Johanna Drucker of UCLA on the Ethics of Aesthetics and Alphabet Histories
The Ethics of Aesthetics: Visualizing Catastrophe and Alphabet Histories Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Johanna Drucker is Professor of Bibliographical Studies at UCLA. Her research interests span artists’ books, the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
January 07, 2022
Prof. Maria-Luisa Alegre of the University of Chicago on Organ Transplant Rejection
Gut microbes contribute to variation in solid organ transplant outcomes in mice, Impact of the Microbiota on Solid Organ Transplant Rejection, Distinct Graft-Specific TCR Avidity Profiles during Acute Rejection and Tolerance, and Resilience of T cell-intrinsic dysfunction in transplantation toleranc Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Maria-Luisa Alegre is Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Her laboratory is interested in T cell responses in settings of transplantation, autoimmunity and cancer, with an emphasis on mouse models and emerging extensions onto clinical translation
December 23, 2021
Prof. Azra Raza of Columbia University on Cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment
Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Azra Raza is Professor of Medicine and the Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University. Her research focus has been the identification of the presence of cancer as early as possible and to prevent it from developing into its end-stage monstrosity.
December 16, 2021
Prof. Nathalie Mathieu-Bolh of University of Vermont on the economics of obesity, food and policy
We are what we eat: Obesity, income, and social comparisons, Could obesity be contagious? social influence, food consumption behavior, and body weight outcomes, The elusive link between income and obesity, Hand-to-mouth Consumption and Calorie Consciousness: Consequences for Junk-food Taxation, and Economic Stress and Body Weight During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Nathalie Mathieu-Bolh is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont. Her research focuses on the effect of tax reforms, optimal taxation, and consumer behavior.
December 14, 2021
Prof. Philip Lebel of Montclair State University on risk, economic growth and policy
The Role of Creative Innovation in Economic Growth, Managing Risk in Africa Through Institutional Reform, and Risk and the State: How Economics and Neuroscience Shape Political Legitimacy to Address Geopolitical, Environmental, and Health Risks for Sustainable Governance Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Philip Lebel is emeritus professor of economics at Montclair State University. His research spans drivers of economic growth and management of risk
December 11, 2021
Prof. Frank Wilczek of MIT and the 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics on the Fundamentals of Physics
Fundamentals: Keys to Reality Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Frank Wilczek who is Professor of Physics at MIT and the 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics. He is Known for the discovery of asymptotic freedom, the development of quantum chromodynamics, the invention of axions, and more. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
December 08, 2021
Prof. Nadine Strossen of New York Law School on free speech and cancel culture
America’s Censored Speech Platforms, and Resisting Cancel Culture Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Nadine Strossen is Professor of Law, Emerita at New York Law School. She is also the Former President, American Civil Liberties Union from 1991–2008
December 06, 2021
Prof. Alex Frangi of the University of Leeds on in-silico clinical trials
In-silico trial of intracranial flow diverters replicates and expands insights from conventional clinical trials, and Virtual endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms: models and uncertainty. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Alex Frangi is Chair of Computational Medicine at the University of Leeds. His focus area of research includes computational medicine with emphasis on computational medical imaging, image-based biomechanics, machine learning, deep learning, and big health data analytics
December 04, 2021
Prof. Jennifer Jordan of IMD, Switzerland on leadership
Every Leader Needs to Navigate These 7 Tensions, Cracking the millennial code, and Antecedents of leaders' power sharing: The roles of power instability and distrust Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Jennifer Jordan is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at IMD, Switzerland. Her research focuses on the areas of digital leadership, ethics, influence, and power.
December 03, 2021
Prof. Bruce Hammock of University of California, Davis on insect Biology and Mammalian Enzomology
Insect Biology, Mammalian Enzomology, Metabolomics and Mass Spectrometry, and Immunoassay and Biosensor Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Bruce Hammock is Professor of Entomology & Nematology at the University of California, Davis. His Research Interests span Immunochemistry, Insect Research and Mammalian Research
November 26, 2021
Prof. Deirdre McCloskey of the University of Illinois at Chicago on Libertarianism and Economics
Why You Are Not a Conservative, Wokesters, Wake!, Infantilized Liberalism, The Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren are Immense, Prudence Over Sustainability, and How Growth Starts Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Deirdre McCloskey is Professor of Economics and of History, Emerita, and Professor of English and of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. One of her recent books is Why liberalism works: how true liberal values produce a freer, more equal, prosperous world for all
November 23, 2021
Prof. Kenneth Pomeranz of the University of Chicago on China, Europe, and the making of the modern World economy
The great divergence China, Europe, and the making of the modern World economy Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Kenneth Pomeranz is Professor of Modern Chinese History at the University of Chicago
November 19, 2021
Prof. Claudia Flores of the University of Chicago on aligning law enforcement with human rights
Global impunity: How police laws & policies in the world’s wealthiest countries fail international human rights standards Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Claudia Flores is a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School and the director of the Global Human Rights Clinic (GHRC). Her research and advocacy focuses on issues of inequality and failures of good governance and rule of law
November 17, 2021
Prof. Holly Ingraham of UCSF on Estrogen signaling in the brain and gut
Estrogen signaling in arcuate Kiss1 neurons suppresses a sex-dependent female circuit promoting dense strong bones, Oestrogen engages brain MC4R signaling to drive physical activity in female mice, and LRH-1 mitigates intestinal inflammatory disease by maintaining epithelial homeostasis and cell survival Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Holly Ingraham who is Professor of Cellular Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF. Her research focuses on the basic science of "Hormones and Nerves in Female Physiology" aimed at improving women's health.
November 15, 2021
Prof. Wendy Pearlman of Northwestern University on Syrian uprising and politics
Narratives of Fear in Syria, Moral Identity and Protest Cascades in Syria, Mobilizing From Scratch: Large-Scale Collective Action Without Preexisting Organization in the Syrian Uprising, Syrian Views on Obama’s Red Line: The Ethical Case for Strikes against Assad, and Religion and Mobilization in the Syrian Uprising and War. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Wendy Pearlman is Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. Her research interests include Comparative Politics of the Middle East, Social Movements, Conflict Processes, Emotions, The Political Effects of Emigration, and The Arab-Israeli Conflict
November 12, 2021
Prof. Sreekumar Bhaskaran of Southern Methodist University on durable goods pricing & distribution
Selling and Leasing Strategies for Durable Goods with Complementary Products, Implications of Channel Structure for Leasing or Selling Durable Goods, Consumer Mental Accounts and Implications to Selling Base Products and Add-ons, and Sequential Product Development and Introduction by Cash-Constrained Start-Ups Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Sreekumar Bhaskaran is an associate professor of information technology and operations management at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. His research focuses on new product development and innovation.
November 10, 2021
Prof. Marianna Bolognesi of the University of Bologna on language, concepts and communication.
Editors’ Introduction: Abstract Concepts: Structure, Processing, and Modeling, How language and image construct synaesthetic metaphors in print advertising, On abstraction: decoupling conceptual concreteness and categorical specificity, The linguistic dimensions of concrete and abstract concepts: lexical category, morphological structure, countability, and etymology, and Framing COVID-19: How we conceptualize and discuss the pandemic on Twitter Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Marianna Bolognesi is Senior assistant professor of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Bologna. Her research focuses on lexical semantics and multimodal communication, and in particular on the relation between language and thought, and on the semantic representation of word meaning in mind.
November 08, 2021
Prof. Ryan Ogliore of Washington University in St. Louis on comets, meteorites, and Earth's water
Incorporation of a late-forming chondrule into comet wild 2, Earth’s water may have been inherited from material similar to enstatite chondrite meteorites, and Cosmic symplectite recorded irradiation by nearby massive stars in the solar system’s parent molecular cloud Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Ryan Ogliore is Assistant Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. His research group uses microanalytical techniques to study extraterrestrial materials in order to better understand the formation and evolution of our Solar System, as well as other stars.
November 06, 2021
Prof. Lance Dixon of Stanford University on the connection between gravity and subnuclear forces
How the fundamental force of gravity is essentially the “square” of the subnuclear forces underlying the Standard Model of particle physics (gauge theory), and how this idea can be used for gravitational wave physics. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Lance Dixon is Professor of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at Stanford University. He is interested in novel descriptions of how relativistic particles scattering, and how those insights can be applied to a variety of problems.
November 04, 2021
Prof. Claudia Goldin of Harvard on Career & Family: Women’s Century Long Journey Toward Equity
Career & Family: Women’s Century Long Journey Toward Equity Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Claudia Goldin is Professor of Economics at Harvard University and was the director of the NBER’s Development of the American Economy program from 1989 to 2017. She is a co-director of the NBER's Gender in the Economy Study Group.
November 02, 2021
Prof. Matteo Maggiori of Stanford University on investor beliefs, trading, and global capital flows
Five facts about beliefs and portfolios, The joint dynamics of investor beliefs and trading during the covid-19 crash, A model of the international monetary system, International Currencies and Capital Allocation, Redrawing the Map of Global Capital Flows: The Role of Cross-Border Financing and Tax Havens, and Climate change and long-run discount rates: evidence from real estate Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Matteo Maggiori is a Professor of Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on international macroeconomics and finance.
October 30, 2021
Prof. Keith Riles of the University of Michigan on Continuous Gravitational Waves
All-sky Search for Continuous Gravitational Waves from Isolated Neutron Stars LIGO Data Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Keith Riles, Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. He carries out research into the fundamental forces of nature, working in both gravitational wave and elementary particle physics.
October 28, 2021
Dr. Carol Gould and Dr. Ian Williams on the history of Pink Floyd ®
Pink Floyd ®: A look back Prof. Carol Gould is a Professor of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University, where she teaches primarily Aesthetics, Philosophy of Psychiatry, and Ancient Greek Philosophy, areas in which she publishes widely. Dr. Ian Williams wis a biochemist at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and received an MFA from Bennington College in Vermont. He worked for Pfizer for twenty years heading the Molecular Sciences Department and serving in the Research strategy group.
October 23, 2021
Mr. Steve Hoffman of Founders Space on how technology is shaping our future
The five forces that change everything: How technology is shaping our future Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Mr. Steve Hoffman who is the CEO of Founders Space, a Silicon Valley based Incubator and Accelerator. He is also a venture investor, serial entrepreneur, and author of several books.
October 18, 2021
Prof. Wendy Freedman of the University of Chicago on the tension on Hubble Constant measurements
Answering the Most Important Problem in Cosmology Today: Is the Tension in the Hubble Constant Real? Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Professor Wendy Freedman is Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Her current projects involve measurements of the Hubble constant -- the current expansion rate, as well as the past expansion rate, providing constraints on the acceleration of the universe and dark energy.
October 15, 2021
Prof. Vardit Ravitsky of the University of Montreal on the ethics of genetic testing & communication
Conceived and Deceived: The Medical Interests of Donor-Conceived Individuals, Autonomous Choice and the Right to Know One’s Genetic Origins, Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Identifying key clinical, ethical, social, legal and policy issues, The Shifting Landscape of Prenatal Testing: Between Reproductive Autonomy and Public Health, and Let’s Do Better: Public Representations of COVID-19 Science Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Vardit Ravitsky is Professor of Bioethics at the University of Montreal. Her research focuses on the ethics of genomics and reproduction.
October 13, 2021
Prof. Gianluca Carnabuci of ESMT Berlin on Innovation
Knowledge Specialization, Knowledge Brokerage and the Uneven Growth of Technology Domains, The Ecology of Technological Progress: How Symbiosis and Competition Affect the Growth of Technology Domains, Where do firms’ recombinant capabilities come from? intra-organizational networks, knowledge, and firms’ ability to innovate through technological recombination, Social networks, cognitive style, and innovative performance: a contingency perspective, Risky Recombinations: Institutional Gatekeeping in the Innovation Process, and Categories, attention, and the impact of inventions. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Gianluca Carnabuci is a professor of organizational behavior at ESMT Berlin. Gianluca's research interests revolve around the analysis of inter- and intra-organizational networks, with particular regard to the generation and recombination of technological knowledge.
October 11, 2021
Prof. Michael Gibbs of the University of Chicago on working from Home
Work from Home & Productivity: Evidence from Personnel & Analytics Data on IT Professionals, “Working” remotely? selection, treatment, and the market provision of remote work, and Why Working From Home Will Stick Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Michael Gibbs is Clinical Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago. He studies the economics of human resources and organizational design.
October 09, 2021
Dr. Christof Koch of Allen Institute on the architecture of the brain and consciousness
A survey of spiking activity reveals a functional hierarchy of mouse corticothalamic visual areas, Human cortical expansion involves diversification and specialization of supragranular intratelencephalic-projecting neurons, and The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can't Be Computed. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Dr. Christof Koch is the Chief Scientist of the MindScope Program at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. His passion are neurons – the atoms of perception, memory, behavior and consciousness – their diverse shapes, electrical behaviors, and their computational function within the mammalian brain, in particular in neocortex.
October 07, 2021
Prof. Dean Buonomano of UCLA on the biology of time
The biology of time across different scales, Population clocks: motor timing with neural dynamics, Temporal Perceptual Learning, and The Neural Basis of Timing: Distributed Mechanisms for Diverse Functions. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Dean Buonomano, Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience and Neurobiology at UCLA. The primary goal of his laboratory is to understand the neural basis of temporal information processing.
October 05, 2021
Prof. Garance Genicot of Georgetown University on aspirations, inequality, networks and elections
Tolerance and Compromise in Social Networks, Aspirations and inequality, Electoral Systems and Inequalities in Government Interventions, and Political Reservations as Term-Limits. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Garance Genicot is Professor of Economics at Georgetown University. She studies key issues in development economics such as aspirations, informal credit and insurance markets, intra-household bargaining, social networks, tolerance and inequality.
October 03, 2021
Prof. Gautam Menon of Ashoka University on the dynamics of COVID spread and policies in India
The dynamics of COVID spread and policies in India Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Gautam Menon is Professor of Physics and Biology, and Director of the Centre for Climate Change & Sustainability at Ashoka University, India. He is also Professor of Theoretical Physics and Computational Biology at The Institute of Mathematical Sciences in India.
October 01, 2021
Prof. James Hughes of the University of Massachusetts on public policy, sociology and ethics
EcoSocialism and the Technoprogressive Perspective, The Politics of Moral Enhancement: Tripping our Way to Social Democracy, and A Socialist Approach to Disaster Preparedness. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. James Hughes is Associate Provost for Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning at University of Massachusetts, Boston. His interests span many areas including public policy, community medicine, sociology and ethics.
September 29, 2021
Prof. Amy Orsborn of the University of Washington on brain-machine interfaces
Closed-Loop Decoder Adaptation Shapes Neural Plasticity for Skillful Neuroprosthetic Control, Parsing learning in networks using brain–machine interfaces, and A Game-Theoretic Model for Co-Adaptive Brain-Machine Interface. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Amy Orsborn who is assistant professor of Computer and Bio Engineering at the University of Washington. She works at the intersection of engineering and neuroscience building brain-machine interfaces to restore and rehabilitate motor function after injury. The main emphasis of her work is building interfaces that can adapt along-side the brain to shape brain plasticity.
September 27, 2021
Prof. Teresa Fort, Associate Professor of Dartmouth College on the decline in US manufacturing
New Perspectives on the Decline of US Manufacturing Employment, Structural Change Within Versus Across Firms: Evidence from the United States, Colocation of Production and Innovation: Evidence from the United States, and Heterogeneous Globalization: Offshoring and Reorganization Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Teresa Fort is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She conducts research in international trade and industrial organization.
September 25, 2021
Prof. Gabriele Veneziano of Collège de France on the Quantum Universe and String Theory
A Quantum Universe Before the Big Bang(s), String Theory and Pre-big bang Cosmology, and High-energy collisions of particles, strings and branes. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Gabriele Veneziano who is a pioneer of String Theory. He has conducted most of his scientific activities at CERN , and held the Chair of Elementary Particles, Gravitation and Cosmology at the Collège de France in Paris till he retired.
September 23, 2021
Prof. Gina Poe of UCLA on Sleep
Input Source and Strength Influences Overall Firing Phase of Model Hippocampal Pyramidal Cells During Theta: Relevance to REM Sleep Reactivation and Memory Consolidation, Different Simultaneous Sleep States in the Hippocampus and Neocortex, Unraveling Why We Sleep: Quantitative Analysis Reveals Abrupt Transition from Neural Reorganization to Repair in Early Growth, and Shining a Light on the Mechanisms of Sleep for Memory Consolidation Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Gina Poe, who is Professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology at UCLA. Her Lab investigates the mechanisms by which sleep traits serve learning and memory consolidation.
September 21, 2021
Prof. Maria Roche of Harvard Business School on the impact of inter-personal exchange on innovation
The impact of inter-personal exchange on innovation in three different contexts: neighborhoods, co-working spaces, and university laboratories. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Maria Roche is an Assistant Professor of Business at Harvard Business School. Her research focuses on the production and diffusion of knowledge, which she examines in various contexts.
September 19, 2021
Dr. Murad Banaji is a Mathematician of Middlesex University on the statistics of COVID in India
Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Dr. Murad Banaji is a Mathematician in the School of Science & Technology at Middlesex University, London. He has worked on a variety of problems at the interface between dynamical systems, and combinatorics, with applications to real-world systems with a network structure, including in biology and chemistry.
September 17, 2021
Prof. Selva Nadarajah of the University of Illinois, Chicago on Real Options
Real Options in Energy: A Guided Analysis of the Operations Literature, Data-Driven Storage Operations: Cross-Commodity Backtest and Structured Policies, Meeting Corporate Renewable Power Targets , and Self-adapting Robustness in Demand Learning. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Selva Nadarajah who is Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago. One of his research interests is decision-making under uncertainty and flexibility.
September 15, 2021
Prof. Katarina Juselius of the University of Copenhagen on Searching for a Theory That Fits the Data
Searching for a Theory That Fits the Data: A Personal Research Odyssey. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Katarina Juselius is Professor Emeritus of econometrics and empirical economics at the University of Copenhagen. Her work has been on empirical macro models and associated issues.
September 13, 2021
Prof. Maja Matarić of USC on human-robot interaction methods for behavior change.
Designing a Socially Assistive Robot to Support Older Adults with Low Vision, Modeling User Empathy Elicited by a Robot Storyteller, Affect-Aware Deep Belief Network Representations for Multimodal Unsupervised Deception Detection, and Simulation-Based Analysis of COVID-19 Spread Through Classroom Transmission on a University Campus Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Maja Matarić is professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California. Her research is focused on developing personalized human-robot interaction methods for behavior change aimed at health, wellness, rehabilitation, training and education.
September 11, 2021
Prof. Sabine Kastner of Princeton University on the Ryhtemic Theory of Attention and Gender Bias
A rhythmic theory of attention, A brief comparative review of primate posterior parietal cortex: A novel hypothesis on the human toolmaker, Gender bias in academia: A lifetime problem that needs solutions, and Bringing Kids into the Scientific Review Process. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Sabine Kastner is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University. The goal of her research program is to better understand how large-scale networks operate during cognition, with particular emphasis on interactions between cortex and thalamus.
September 09, 2021
Prof. Carol Gould of Florida Atlantic University on the histrionic personality disorder
Why the histrionic personality disorder should not be in the DSM: A new taxonomic and moral analysis Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Carol Gould is a Professor of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University, where she teaches primarily Aesthetics, Philosophy of Psychiatry, and Ancient Greek Philosophy, areas in which she publishes widely. Many of her recent publications concern the relation between aesthetics, ethics, and personhood. She is currently completing a book on True Glamour, an unexplored topic in philosophy that stands at the intersection of Aesthetics, Ethics, and Philosophy of Psychiatry.
September 07, 2021
Dr. Peter Vereš of Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics on Planetary Defense
Planetary Defense: Discovery and characterization of Near-Earth objects and possibilities to protect the Earth against the cosmic collisions. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Dr. Peter Vereš is a research scientist at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, at the Minor Planet Center (MPC). MPC is the official worldwide organization in charge of collecting observational data of minor planets, calculating their orbits, computing ephemerides, announcing discoveries and publishing the data.
September 05, 2021
Prof. Daniel Appelbaum of the University of Chicago on Radiomics, Theranostics and AI
Radiomics in Oncology, Theranostics in Nuclear Medicine and the rise of AI in the field. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Daniel Appelbaum who Professor of Radiology and the Director, of the Nuclear Medicine and PET Imaging at the University of Chicago.
September 03, 2021
Prof. Ruchi Gupta of Northwestern University on Food Allergies
FOOD WITHOUT FEAR: Identify, Prevent, and Treat Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Ruchi Gupta is Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on food allergies
September 01, 2021
Prof. Henry Greenside of Duke University on How Nervous Systems Produce Behavior
From Matter to Minds : A Physics Perspective on How Nervous Systems Produce Behavior Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Henry Greenside is Professor of Physics and Neurobiology at Duke University. His research group study problems in theoretical neurobiology.
August 30, 2021
Prof. Yael Niv is Professor of Princeton University on brain and behavior
The primacy of behavioral research for understanding the brain, Human orbitofrontal cortex represents a cognitive map of state space, A model of mood as integrated advantage, and The case against economic values in the orbitofrontal cortex (or anywhere else in the brain) Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Yael Niv is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University. The main focus of her research is to elucidate the computational, cognitive and neural processes involved in learning task representations from experience.
August 28, 2021
Prof. Timothy Buschman of Princeton University on Working Memory in the human brain
Balancing Flexibility and Interference in Working Memory, Shared mechanisms underlie the control of working memory and attention, Rotational dynamics reduce interference between sensory and memory representations, and Toward a neurobiology of internal selective attention Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Timothy Buschman is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University. His research aims to understand how the brain accomplishes intelligent and rational behavior by guiding our actions towards a goal.
August 26, 2021
Prof. Sliman Bensmaia of the University of Chicago on Neuroprostheses and bionic hand
Intracortical microstimulation of human somatosensory cortex and Chronic Use of a Sensitized Bionic Hand Does Not Remap the Sense of Touch. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Sliman Bensmaia is Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on how nervous systems give rise to flexible, intelligent behavior, especially sensory processing, that is how are robust and flexible neuronal representations of the environment constructed to support behavior?
August 24, 2021
Prof. Piyush Agarwal of the University of Chicago on the disparity in Urology speciality
Demand and capacity imbalance for urologists as population ages, The disparity in care for rural populations, Changing ideas in cancer, and the need for more female participation in urology. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Piyush Agarwal is Professor of Surgery and Urology and Director, Bladder Cancer Program at the University of Chicago. His clinical and laboratory research focuses on bladder cancer, the urinary microbiome, molecular targeted therapy and immunotherapy.
August 22, 2021
Prof. Issam Awad of the University of Chicago on Cerebral Cavernous Malformation (CCM)
Comprehensive transcriptome analysis of cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) across multiple species and genotypes, Common transcriptome, plasma molecules, and imaging signatures in the aging brain and a Mendelian neurovascular disease, cerebral cavernous malformation, and A Roadmap for Developing Plasma Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers of Cerebral Cavernous Angioma With Symptomatic Hemorrhage (CASH) Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Issam Awad is Professor of Neurological Sciences and Surgery, Neurology, Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior at the University of Chicago. One of his research interests is the natural history and biologic behavior of vascular malformations of the brain
August 20, 2021
Prof. Zhirong Huang of Stanford University and SLAC on x-ray free-electron lasers
Fully Coherent X-Ray Pulses from a Regenerative-Amplifier Free-Electron Laser and Refractive Guide Switching a Regenerative Amplifier Free-Electron Laser for High Peak and Average Power Hard X Rays Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Zhirong Huang is Professor of Photon Sciences, Particle Physics and Astrophysics at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Lab. His research focuses on accelerators and x-ray free-electron lasers.
August 18, 2021
Prof. Michal Zochowski of the University of Michigan on the Physics of Brain, Sleep and Memory
A Dynamical Role for Acetylcholine in Synaptic Renormalization, Resonance with subthreshold oscillatory drive organizes activity and optimizes learning in neural network, and Acetylcholine Mediates Dynamic Switching Between Information Coding Schemes in Neuronal Networks Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Michal Zochowski is Professor of Physics and Biophysics at the University of Michigan. His group focuses on trying to understand mechanisms of the formation of patterns in coupled dynamical systems, with special focus on their applicability and role during information processing in the brain.
August 16, 2021
Prof. Daniel McKinsey of the University of California, Berkeley on hunting for dark matter
Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Daniel McKinsey is Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on direct searches for dark matter interactions, and he serves as Co-Spokesperson of the LUX experiment. He also collaborates on the LZ experiment and is doing R&D on superfluid helium for low-mass dark matter detection.
August 14, 2021
Prof. Janet Currie of Princeton University on the inequality in mortality and disparities in policy
Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Janet Currie is Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Co-director of Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing. She also co-directs the Program on Families and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research
August 12, 2021
Prof. Robert Lustig of UCSF on Metabolical, The Lure & Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition & Modern Medicine
Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Robert Lustig who is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and the Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program at UCSF. His most recent book is Metabolical – The Lure and Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition and Modern Medicine.
August 10, 2021
Prof. Steven Kahn, Professor of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at Stanford University
Vera Rubin observatory, Probing dark energy and dark matter, Taking an inventory of the Solar System, Exploring the transient optical sky, and Mapping the Milky Way. Prof. Steven Kahn is professor of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Physical Society.
August 08, 2021
Prof. Simon Critchley, Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research
Mystical anarchism, Notes on Suicide, and What We Think About When We Think About Football. Prof. Simon Critchley is Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. His work engages in many areas: continental philosophy, philosophy and literature, psychoanalysis, ethics, and political theory, among others.
August 06, 2021
Prof. Yuriy Kirichok, Professor of Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Using Mitochondria heat production for possible weight loss Prof. Yuriy Kirichok is Professor of Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco. His lab studies Mitochondria, the powerhouse of the Cell.
August 04, 2021
Prof. Brian Balin of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Prof. Charles Stratton of Vanderbilt University
A Review of Multiple Sclerosis and late-onset Dementia as Infectious Syndromes Prof. Brian Balin is Professor of Neuroscience and Neuropathology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prof. Charles Stratton is Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology and medicine at Vanderbilt University. Ms. Nikki Schultek, who is the founder of the intracell Research Group
July 30, 2021
Prof. Sheridan Titman, Professor Finance and Chair of Financial Services at the University of Texas, Austin
The Geography of Value Creation Over the last twenty years, the stock market indicates that value creation has become heavily concentrated in a few headquarter cities. At the same time, firms in value-creating cities have experienced declines in their profitability, due to large increases in wages and rents. Our findings thus highlight the difference between flow-based (e.g., operating profits) and stock-based (e.g., securities prices) indicators of local productivity. Conventional proxies for a city’s appeal to high value-added workers, such as education rates and weather, are positively related to stock market valuations, but negatively related to near-term operating performance. Prof. Sheridan Titman is professor Finance and Chair of Financial Services at the University of Texas, Austin. He is also the director of the Energy Management and Innovation Center at UT.
July 28, 2021
Prof. Thomas Shutt, Professor of particle physics and astrophysics at Stanford University
Dark matter Physics Prof. Thomas Shutt is professor of particle physics and astrophysics at Stanford University. One of his recent areas of focus is the detection of dark matter.
July 26, 2021
Prof. Antonio Lieto, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Turin
Cognitive Design for Artificial Mind. Prof. Antonio Lieto is Asst. Professor of Computer Science at the University of Turin. His research focuses on Artificial Intelligence, Human-Machine Interaction and Computational Cognitive Science.
July 24, 2021
Prof. Missy Cummings, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University
Rethinking the maturity of artificial intelligence in safety-critical settings, Lethal Autonomous Weapons: Meaningful human control or meaningful human certification?, and Regulating Safety-Critical Autonomous Systems: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives. Prof. Missy Cummings who is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, and the director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory and Duke Robotics. Her research interests include human-unmanned vehicle interaction, human-autonomous system collaboration, human-systems engineering, public policy implications of unmanned vehicles, and the ethical and social impact of technology.
July 22, 2021
Prof. Emil Martinec, Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago
String theory, black holes, the information paradox and quantum computing Prof. Emil Martinec is Professor of Physics at the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College of the University of Chicago. His research focuses on string theory and particle physics.
July 20, 2021
Prof. Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe, Professor of Economics at Columbia University.
The Neo-Fisher Effect: Econometric Evidence from Empirical and Optimizing Models, Multiple equilibria in open economies with collateral constraints, and, Does the Commodity Super Cycle Matter? Prof. Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe is professor of Economics at Columbia University. She is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
July 18, 2021
Prof. Mariassunta Giannetti, Professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics.
Does Money Talk? Market Discipline through Selloffs and Boycotts, Adapting to Radical Change: The Benefits of Short-Horizon Investors, Public Attention to Gender Equality and Board Gender Diversity, Forced Asset Sales and the Concentration of Outstanding Debt: Evidence from the Mortgage Market, and Is There a Zero Lower Bound? The Effects of Negative Policy Rates on Banks and Firms Prof. Mariassunta Giannetti is Professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. She is a research fellow at CEPR and the European Academic Director of the Financial Management Association (FMA)
July 16, 2021
Prof. Kala Krishna, Professor of Economics and Liberal Arts Research at Penn State University
Better luck next time: Learning through retaking, Retaking in high stakes exams: Is less more?, Taking PISA seriously: How accurate are low stakes exams?, and Does class size matter? How, and at what cost? Prof. Kala Krishna is Professor of Economics and Liberal Arts Research at Penn State University. Her research interests span international trade and development.
July 14, 2021
Prof. Sara Seager, Professor of Planetary Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The First Habitable-zone Earth-sized Planet from TESS, A giant planet candidate transiting a white dwarf, The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) Mission Concept, and The Venusian Lower Atmosphere Haze as a Depot for Desiccated Microbial Life: A Proposed Life Cycle for Persistence of the Venusian Aerial Biosphere. Prof. Sara Seager is Professor of Planetary Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on exoplanet atmospheres, and signs of extra-terrestrial life by way of atmospheric biosignature gases.
July 12, 2021
Prof. Jonathan Fortney, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Characterizing Earth Analogs in Reflected Light: Atmospheric Retrieval Studies for Future Space Telescopes, Do Metal-rich Stars Make Metal-rich Planets? New Insights on Giant Planet Formation from Host Star Abundances, and Hot Jupiters: Origins, Structure, Atmospheres Prof. Jonathan Fortney is professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is interested in characterizing planets to better understand their composition and how they evolve with time.
July 10, 2021
Prof. Animashree Anandkumar, Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech
Large-scale machine learning, non-convex optimization and high-dimensional statistics. In particular, she has been spearheading the development and analysis of tensor algorithms for machine learning. Prof. Animashree Anandkumar is Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech.
July 08, 2021
Prof. Lesley Rogers, Emeritus Professor at the University of New England, Australia
Survival with an asymmetrical brain: Advantages and disadvantages of cerebral lateralization, Development and function of lateralization in the avian brain, A right antenna for social behavior in honeybees, and A function for the bicameral mind Prof. Lesley Rogers is emeritus professor at the University of New England in Australia. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and has made significant contributions to the understanding of brain development and behavior, especially the lateralization of the brain in non-human animals.
July 06, 2021
Dr. Ian Williams, Biochemist and Artist with Prof. Carol Gould, Professor of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University.
What's Art? Prof. Carol Gould is a Professor of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University, where she teaches primarily Aesthetics, Philosophy of Psychiatry, and Ancient Greek Philosophy, areas in which she publishes widely. Dr. Ian Williams wis a biochemist at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and received an MFA from Bennington College in Vermont. He worked for Pfizer for twenty years heading the Molecular Sciences Department and serving in the Research strategy group.
July 04, 2021
Prof. Patricia Churchland, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego
How does the brain work? Prof. Patricia Churchland is Professor Emirita at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests span many areas including morality, neuroscience and artificial intelligence.
July 02, 2021
Prof. Peter Singer, Professor of BioEthics at Princeton University
Animal Liberation, Morality, Race, Religion, the Journal of Controversial Ideas and the Golden Ass. Prof. Peter Singer who is Professor of BioEthics at Princeton University. He works mostly in practical ethics, and is best known for Animal Liberation and for his writings about global poverty.
June 30, 2021
Prof. Daniel Wang, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dissecting X-ray-Emitting Gas Around the Center of Our Galaxy, AzTEC Survey of the Central Molecular Zone: Increasing Spectral Index of Dust with Density, and Chandra large-scale mapping of the Galactic Centre: probing high-energy structures around the central molecular zone. Prof. Daniel Wang is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research interests span examining various high-energy sources of the interstellar medium, characterizing the global structure as well as the physical and chemical states of hot gas in and around galaxies; investigating the interplay of high-energy radiation and gas with other galactic components and exploring the interaction of galaxies with their environment.
June 28, 2021
Prof Dong Lai, Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University.
Chaotic dynamics of stellar spin in binaries and the production of misaligned hot Jupiters, Black Hole and Neutron Star Binary Mergers in Triple Systems: Merger Fraction and Spin-Orbit Misalignment, Secular chaos in white-dwarf planetary systems, Giant planet scatterings and collisions: hydrodynamics, merger-ejection branching ratio, and properties of the remnants, and Jupiter's Dynamical Love Number. Prof Dong Lai is professor of Astronomy at Cornell University. His research interests include Astrophysics of neutron stars, black holes, whited dwarfs, exoplanets, and astrophysical fluid dynamics. Prof Dong Lai is professor of Astronomy at Cornell University. His research interests include Astrophysics of neutron stars, black holes, white dwarfs, exoplanets, and astrophysical fluid dynamics.
June 26, 2021
Prof John Breitner, Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University.
Why clinical trials fail to validate efficacy of interventions predicted by observational studies of ‘risks’ for dementia-Alzheimer syndrome?, Bi-directional Association of Cerebrospinal Fluid Immune Markers with Stage of Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis, and Cerebrospinal fluid protein markers suggest a pathway toward symptomatic resilience to AD pathology Prof John Breitner is Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University. He is also Director of the Centre for Studies on Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease at the Douglas Research Centre
June 24, 2021
Prof. Sarah Komisarow of Duke university and Prof. Emily Pakhtigian of Penn State University.
Are Power Plant Closures a Breath of Fresh Air? Local Air Quality and School Absences, The Effect of Coal-Fired Power Plant Closures on Emergency Department Visits for Asthma-Related Conditions Among 0- to 4-Year-Old Children in Chicago, 2009–2017, Valuing the Environmental Costs of Local Development: Evidence From Households in Western Nepal, Does improved risk information increase the value of cholera prevention? An analysis of stated vaccine demand in slum areas of urban Bangladesh, Can Community Crime Monitoring Reduce Student Absenteeism? and Comprehensive Support and Student Success: Can Out of School Time Make a Difference? Prof. Sarah Komisarow is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Duke university and Prof. Emily Pakhtigian, Who is Assistant Professor of Public Policy Penn State University.
June 22, 2021
Prof. Anup Malani, Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and Medical School.
Global policies for the pandemic and India Covid Second Wave. Prof. Anup Malani who is a Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and Medical School. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Senior Fellow at the Schaeffer Center and an editor at the Journal of Law and Economics.
June 20, 2021
Prof. K. Scott Wong, Professor of History at Williams College
American immigration and citizenship, Chinatown: Conflicting images and Contested terrain, and the 1903 Boston Chinatown raid. Prof. K. Scott Wong is Professor of History at Williams College where he teaches a variety of courses on Asian American history, American immigration history, History and Memory, War and Society, and the Sixties. He has written numerous articles and is the author of Americans First: Chinese Americans and the Second World War (Harvard University Press, 2005.)
June 18, 2021
Prof. Ione Fine, Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington.
Blindness and Human Brain Plasticity Prof. Ione Fine is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington. Her lab studies the mechanisms of plasticity in the human brain by linking changes in function to changes in neuroanatomical structure, with a particular focus on the effects of early sensory loss and prosthetic vision.
June 16, 2021
Prof. Douglas Natelson, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University.
Condensed matter’s image problem, Electron pairing in the pseudogap state revealed by shot noise in copper oxide junctions, and Thermoelectric response from grain boundaries and lattice distortions in crystalline gold devices Prof. Douglas Natelson is professor and chair of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University. His research group focuses on the electronic, magnetic, and optical properties of nanoscale structures.
June 14, 2021
Prof. Jesse Prinz, Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York.
Biology, Culture, Emotion, Psychiatry, Ontology, Social construction, and Artificial Intelligence Prof. Jesse Prinz is Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York. He works primarily in the philosophy of psychology and ethics and has authored several books and articles, addressing such topics as emotion, moral psychology, aesthetics and consciousness.
June 12, 2021
Prof. Shreya Saxena, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida
Towards the neural population doctrine, Performance Limitations in Sensorimotor Control: Trade-Offs Between Neural Computation and Accuracy in Tracking Fast Movements, and Motor cortex activity across movement speeds is predicted by network-level strategies for generating muscle activity Prof. Shreya Saxena is as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on the interface of statistical inference, recurrent neural networks, control theory, and neuroscience.
June 10, 2021
Prof. Alison Barth, Professor in Life Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University
Progressive Circuit Changes during Learning and Disease Prof. Alison Barth is Professor in Life Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research is focused on understanding how experience assembles and alters the properties of neural circuits in the cerebral cortex, in both normal and disease states.
June 08, 2021
Prof. Shelly Flagel, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan
A selective role for dopamine in stimulus–reward learning, Mapping sign-tracking and goal-tracking onto human behaviors, and The paraventricular thalamus is a critical mediator of top-down control of cue motivated behavior in rats. Prof. Shelly Flagel is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and the Interim Co-Director of Michigan Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan. Her laboratory studies individual differences in vulnerability to mental illness, with a focus on addiction.
June 06, 2021
Prof. Petra Schmid, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at ETH Zurich
Power Effects on Cognitive Control: Turning Conflict into Action, Power effects on implicit prejudice and stereotyping: The role of intergroup face processing, Power Effects on Instrumental Learning: Evidence From the Brain and Behavior, Less Power, Greater Conflict, Power reduces the goal gradient effect, and Psychological power alters cognitive efficiency. Prof. Petra Schmid is Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at ETH Zurich. Her research examines the psychological and neural mechanisms involved in the effect of social power on behavior.
June 04, 2021
Prof. Henry Yin, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University
Restoring Purpose in Behavior and Achieving natural behavior in a robot using neurally inspired hierarchical control. Prof. Henry Yin is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. His lab studies neural mechanisms underlying goal-directed actions.
June 02, 2021
Prof. Sheena Josselyn, Professor of Psychology and Physiology at the University of Toronto
The neurobiological foundation of memory retrieval and neuronal competition: microcircuit mechanisms define the sparsity of the engram Prof. Sheena Josselyn is a Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Psychology and Physiology at the University of Toronto. She is a Canada Research Chair in Brain Mechanisms underlying Memory, is a Senior Fellow in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
May 31, 2021
Prof. Beatriz Luna, Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh
An Integrative Model of the Maturation of Cognitive Control, Adolescent Brain Development: Implications for the Juvenile Criminal Justice System, and Maturation of the human striatal dopamine system revealed by PET and quantitative MRI Prof. Beatriz Luna is professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the founder and Director of the Laboratory for Neurocognitive Development, The Editor in Chief of the journal of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, and the founder and president of the Flux Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.
May 29, 2021
Prof. Robert Finger, Professor of Agricultural Economics and Policy at the ETH Zurich
Economic benefits from plant species diversity in intensively managed grasslands, Insuring crops from space: the potential of satellite-retrieved soil moisture to reduce farmers’ drought risk exposure, and Are pesticides risk decreasing? The relevance of pesticide indicator choice in empirical analysis. Prof. Robert Finger is Professor of Agricultural Economics and Policy at the ETH Zurich. His research is focused at the interface of agricultural sciences and economics.
May 27, 2021
Prof. Christine Aidala, Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan.
Decades-Long Quest Reveals Details of the Proton’s Inner Antimatter Prof. Christine Aidala is Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. She works in experimental high-energy nuclear physics, on the border between nuclear and particle physics. Her research is focused on nucleon structure and quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of the strong force.
May 25, 2021
Prof. Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland
The Economic Case For Global Vaccinations: An Epidemiological Model with International Production Networks, COVID-19 and Emerging Markets: A SIR Model, Demand Shocks and Capital Flows, Risk-Taking and Monetary Policy Transmission: Evidence from Loans to SMEs and Large Firms, and COVID-19 and SME Failures Prof. Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan is Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Her current research focuses on real and financial linkages in the global economy and the implications of such linkages on economic fluctuations and growth.
May 23, 2021
Prof. Gregory Tarle, Professor of Experimental Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Michigan
Dark Energy Survey, Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, High Energy Light Isotope eXperiment, and a new idea to correct Doppler Broadening. Prof. Gregory Tarle is Professor of Experimental Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the nature of dark energy and dark matter and the acceleration and sources of cosmic rays.
May 21, 2021
Prof. Paul Davies, Professor of Physics and Cosmology at the Arizona State University.
What is Life: In Search of a Unified Theory of Everything Prof. Paul Davies is a Professor of Physics and Cosmology at the Arizona State University. His research interests have focused mainly on quantum gravity, early universe cosmology, the theory of quantum black holes and the nature of time. He has also made important contributions to the field of astrobiology, and was an early advocate of the theory that life on Earth may have originated on Mars.
May 19, 2021
Prof. Arik Levinson, Professor of Economics at Georgetown University.
The simple analytics of the environmental Kuznets curve, Energy Efficiency Standards Are More Regressive Than Energy Taxes: Theory and Evidence, and Who Values Future Energy Savings? Evidence from American Drivers Prof. Arik Levinson is a Profes