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Our guest this morning is Margret Vinci.
Margaret has been a member of the Caltech seismological laboratory staff for 22 years and is currently the Manager of the Office of Earthquake Programs.
Her principal responsibility is the management of the Caltech Earthquake Research Affiliates Program which is a partnership between academia (seismologists, geophysicists and earthquake engineers) and leaders in business, government and emergency response to assess potential risks to life and property due to earthquakes and the development of earthquake tools to reduce losses.
Margret is also committed to the outreach and education of earthquake preparedness for businesses, schools and the public and works with the media to communicate earthquake information to the public.
She serves on the board of the Business and Industry Council for Emergency Planning and Preparedness; the Board of Directors for Community Outreach Promoting Emergency Preparedness;
A member of the Southern California Emergency Services Association, the Pasadena Disaster Advisory Committee and the Steering Committee for Earthquake Country Alliance that created the Great California ShakeOut.
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Marshall Klarfeld graduated with an engineering degree from CALTECH in 1951 after studying under such luminaries as Nobel Laureate professors Richard Feynman and Linus Pauling. Fascinated by what he considered advanced scientific knowledge in the Bible’s story of creation, Klarfeld embarked on a quest to unravel the mysteries surrounding humanity’s early history.
Dr. Sean Carroll is a national celebrity in the theoretical physics community. He’s appeared on The Universe, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman and the Colbert Report. In addition to the large number of books he’s written on cosmology, he wrote a graduate text in general relativity. His articles and science papers have been published in Nature, Seed, Sky & Telescope, New Scientist and he is a regular contributor to The Cosmic Variance blog.
Everything in the universe dies. The question is, what comes out of their deaths? Dr. Sean Carroll will explore how and why things die, what the meaning of death is in the universe and how it gives living things new hope.
Dr. Carroll is a senior research associate in the Department of Physics at Caltech. He received his Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics in 1993 from Harvard. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at MIT and Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California and as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago in 2006.
Please join Dr. Sean Carroll, Melissa and me Monday, May 12, 2014 at 8 pm EDT for an intense discussion of How Everything in the Universe Dies.
GM’s new CEO Mary Barra apologized to the families effected by the faulty ignition switches that have now been blamed for 13 deaths and many injuries. GM has made multiple recalls this year.
California continues to feel aftershocks after Friday's 5.1 magnitude earthquake.
Andrea Ghez is an astronomer and the discoverer of a black hole at the centeer of the Milkey Way Galaxy. A frequent guest of the TV series, The Universe, Andrea is a prolific writer and professor at UCLA, having amassed many awards. She is an MIT graduate and earned her Ph.D at Caltech. She’s written many books and douzans of papers on cosmology that deal with her work and promote cosmological studies.
Please join Professor Ghez, Melissa and me Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8 pm ET for an invigorating glimpse at nature’s most bountiful spectacle.
Join us for an all new season of Military Life Radio | Navy Wife Radio.
On this episode we welcome special guest Anna Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, who shares her tips for avoiding flu faux pas and more! Anna is the co-author of Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th edition, Great Get-Togethers and the author of Do I Have To Wear White?.
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About Anna Post:
A modern etiquette expert, Anna covers topics ranging from green weddings and business etiquette to politics and pop culture. She is a regular contributor to Reuters and has previously written for CNN.com and The Huffington Post. Anna conducts business etiquette seminars across the country, working with clients such as Stryker, Métier, Barnes Group, The Langham Hotel, Caltech, and Dartmouth College. She is also part of Ivy Funds’ Speakers Series.
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Kai Staats is a documentary film maker who will join MarsCrew134, a team of highly trained scientist, researchers and filmmaker who will embark on a Mars simulation at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, USA.
Former software developer and supercomputing architect, writer and documentary film maker Kai Staats builds upon his ten years experience in working with leading scientists and researchers across the U.S. He captures the curiosity, dedication and drive of those who work a lifetime to better understand the workings of the universe.
Recent films includes “The Explorers,” a feature length documentary about the passion for learning invoked by astronomy. Kai worked with the South African Astronomical Observatory to tell the story of the team which tracked the passing of Asteroid 1998 QE2. “Monitor Gray” is a short sci-fi which raises the dilemma of near-future bio engineering versus free will.
As of this interview, Kai is at the Hanford site of LIGO, the world’s most sophisticated gravitational wave detector, producging a documentary film for Caltech.
In February of 2014, Kai will move to Cape Town, South Africa to earn his Masters in Applied Mathematics. His proposed research project is the construction of a mathematical model for scalable, bioregenerative systems for off-world, human colonization.
Michaela Musilova is a Crew Scientist for the MarsCrew134, a team of highly trained scientist, researchers and filmmaker who will embark on a Mars simulation at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, USA.
Her primary interest is in extremophiles, organisms that live in extreme environments. Similar life could potentially be found on other planetary bodies, such as Mars and Jupiter’s moon Europa. Thus, they are very important for astrobiology - the study of life in the Universe. Michaela first came across extremophiles at University College London (UCL), where shencompleted an MSci Planetary Science degree with First Class Honours.
Fueled by her interest for these extraordinary creatures, she wrote a proposal for her master’s project on this subject and received several scholarships from the university to complete it. Michaela was also able to study a wide variety of extreme organisms while studying at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) on a scholarship, as a competitively selected exchange student.
Pursuing the engaging topic of extremophiles and its implications for life on Mars, she applied for and was awarded the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
Furthermore, to better understand the habitats of extremophiles, she prepared a project aiming to simulate lunar and planetary surfaces. Michaela received a Nuffield Foundation grant for this study and it was made part of a joint NASA/ESA MoonLite project collaboration.
Michaela is currently working as a PhD research student at the University of Bristol.
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Nicole's Guest: Dr. Anastasia Chopelas, Cellular QM Healer
Dr. Anastasia Chopelas is the founder of the Diamond Healing Method, a sophisticated healing technique that includes molecular and vibrational healing, nutrition, herbal medicine, fitness, and lifestyle.
After completing a Master’s in Geoscience at Caltech, Dr. Chopelas graduated from UCLA with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. She spent the following thirty-eight years in geophysical research at numerous prestigious institutions.
She studied Reiki and became a Reiki Master. Dr. Chopelas studied psychic phenomenon, shiatsu, reflexology, and acupressure to heal emotional distress, physical dis-ease, and spiritual unrest. She trained with a master healer, who taught her to target healing energy effectively and tailor protocols to the individual – which significantly shifted the health of every client she has worked with.
Now, blazing a new trail via The Diamond Method, Anastasia has helped hundreds of people move out of dis-ease and has written two books: “Get Rid of Bad Cholesterol”, and “Get Rid of Bad Stress”, both practical guides for regaining your health and getting off medications.
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Cosmic Log's Alan Boyle and CalTech astrophysicist George Djorgovski discuss education in cyberspace: the challenges, opportunities and value. http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/03/17588730-internet-takes-education-to-new-level-will-universities-make-the-grade?lite Djorgovski is Professor of Astronomy; Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research at Caltech; Director of the Meta-Institute for Computational Astrophysics; a founder of the Virtual Observatory concept; and one-time Chair of the US Nat'l Virtual Observatory Science Definition Team. His e-Scientific interests include definition and development of the universal methodology, tools, and frameworks for data-intensive and computationally-enabled science. His astrophysical interests include digital sky surveys, exploration of observable parameter spaces, formation and early evolution of quasars, galaxies, and other cosmic structures. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cosmology-Class/250886471707052
Cosmic Log's Alan Boyle and CalTech astrophysicist George Djorgovski discuss education in cyberspace: the challenges, opportunities and value.
Djorgovski is Professor of Astronomy; Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research at Caltech; Director of the Meta-Institute for Computational Astrophysics; a founder of the Virtual Observatory concept; and one-time Chair of the US Nat'l Virtual Observatory Science Definition Team.
His e-Scientific interests include definition and development of the universal methodology, tools, and frameworks for data-intensive and computationally-enabled science. His astrophysical interests include digital sky surveys, exploration of observable parameter spaces, formation and early evolution of quasars, galaxies, and other cosmic structures.
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