Physics Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt, "Surveying My Life: Journeys from Alaska and the Southern Sky"

2012-06-13 by

Brian Schmidt won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011. He is a graduate of Anchorage’s Bartlett High School, where he says he got a very good education. He earned his doctorate at Harvard by measuring how fast the universe is expanding.

He was in Anchorage to speak and participate in the American Astronomical Society that held its 220th conference in Anchorage in June 2012, hosted locally by UAA’s Department of Physics and Astronomy,

This podcast was recorded June 11, 2012 at the UAA Campus Bookstore.

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2008 Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien speaks on his cellular dye research

2009-08-25 by News, Sports, and Art

Dr. Roger Tsien (CHEN) won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work that now allows scientists to peer inside a living cell and watch the behavior of molecules in real time. He did this by developing colorful dyes that can track the movement of calcium within cells. The science is fascinating, but the really exciting part is that his discoveries hold great promise for the advancement of treatments for HIV and cancer. For example, these dyes can outline a very specific section of cancerous tissue so surgeons can make the cleanest cuts to extract all the cancer and save the patient from unnecessarily lost tissue and healing time.

This podcast was recorded on August 22, 2009

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