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Upcoming 2021 Schedule

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DateTopicconfirmedFollowups
May 19, 2021Potpourri
> Rober and Jello link
> 3-year effort to video two vortex rings colliding in super slow motion. link; 8min
> Synchronization link; 20min
> and more (maybe, you have suggestions?)
May 26, 2021>Helicopter flight on Mars (George Gamota)
>Security Update. Lex Liby presentation on security by Bruce Schneier link (1h7m)
yes
June 2, 2021Telephone Switching Before Computers (Ken Pogran)yes
June 9, 2021Quantum Engineering of Superconducting Qubits. William Oliver, associate professor of EE and Computer Science at MIT and fellow at Lincoln Lab. (Rich Ralston). The abstract of his talk:
Superconducting qubits are coherent artificial atoms assembled from electrical circuit elements and microwave optical components. Their lithographic scalability, compatibility with microwave control, and operability at nanosecond time scales all converge to make the superconducting qubit a highly attractive candidate for the constituent logical elements of a quantum information processor. Over the past decade, spectacular improvements in the manufacturing and control of these devices have moved the superconducting qubit modality from the realm of scientific curiosity to the threshold of technical reality. In this talk, we present the progress, challenges, and opportunities ahead in engineering larger scale processors.
yes
June 16, 2021The Buzz on Bees The biology, pollination, diseases and parasites, killer bees, and beekeeping. (Howard Cohen)
Join us, and bring your honey!
yes
June 23, 2021* Iron Mountain: History. (Carl Lazarus; 45mins +/-)
* Stan Rose says I could probably be convinced to talk about my experiences on 9/11, although I must admit the technical details of how we recovered are beginning to fade (it is nearly 20 years). I could combine what I do remember with my personal experiences that day and ongoing days. I also have lots of pictures of what happened to our office and the surrounding area. Since this year is the 20th anniversary, maybe this talk should be scheduled closer to this coming 9/11.
yesJohn Rudy
June 30, 2021Dentistry (David Brother). Topics being considered: Dramatic changes that have occurred in dentristy in the past 50 years. Or dental radio graphic imaging and what it can do especially in regard to dental implants. Or History and development of dental implants. Or thehistory and development in the field of orthodontics and prostetic advances. Or Sixty years of Fluoride: what this has meant to our teeth and health. (Exact topic will be one of these, or maybe something else!).yes
July 7, 2021Pluto Strikes Back! (After all of the suffering Pluto has suffered by the not-a-planet bullying by the International Astronomical Union, we will mount a degree of support for this picked-on planet or non-planet.). Speaker Scott Kenyon will talk about his recent work on the formation of Pluto and its small satellite system. Learn how Pluto came to be a binary planet and how its four tiny satellites grew out of the debris from a major collision.yes
July 14, 2021Cancer Therapy and the Scientific Process. The Discovery of the Platinum-Based Compound Used in Cancer Chemotherapy: An Example of the Scientific Process (Dick Wagner)yes
July 21, 2021Potpourri
July 28, 2021CERN and the Hadron Collider. History, Why It Was Built, Hoped Outcomes, Discovery of Bison, What is Next (Harvey Newman, professor Cal Tech). Harvey will introduce the status and outlook for the LHC, its past and present and near term outlook, and provide a panorama of the future including some of the leading programs. Harvey Newmnan. (John Rudy)
Aug 4, 2021Seager exoplanet presentation (presented via Cary Liby and hosted by GeorgeBurnell) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye-UNXeMJC8. (1h5m)
Aug 11, 2021Retrospective on election security, allegations, concerns, why is it so hard to have a closed and secure system? Securing mail-in voting; how states got it to happen. Involve Town clerk or rep to participate? (George Burnell) George Burnell
Aug 18, 2021Potpourri
Aug 25, 2021Archeology Jeffrey Rose (archeologist) in Israel (Stan Rose) John Rudy
Sept 1, 2021Freakonomics Best of Freakonomics an interview with Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, moderated by Faith Salie. Recorded at the 92nd Street Y on May 2015. (Peter Albin has link to 70min video)yes
Sept 8, 2021(RH day 2)
Sept 15, 2021Potpourri (YK eve)
Sept 22, 2021Dick Wagner CRISPR
Sept 29, 2021
Oct 6, 2021Nearly codeless programming (AKA “No Code Programming”); the concepts that are done for you by the system Harry
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 27, 2021
Nov 3, 2021
Nov 10, 2021
Nov 17, 2021
Nov 24, 2021Day before Thanksgiving
Dec 1, 2021
Dec 8, 2021
Dec 15, 2021
Dec 22, 2021
Dec 29, 2021(Meeting rescheduled from April 1)
* Newest Time Travel technologies. Can we just travel forward in time, or can we go back and forward in time? A how-to with practical demonstrations.
* Instantaneous Travel. (Another way to save time.) How to go from place A to place B immediately. Now you can have Breakfast in Brussels, Lunch in Las Vegas, Supper in Sydney. (If pandemic allows, we could go to a beerfest at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich for an early dinner; reservations would be required.)
* Ice Cold Fusion. Keep your drinks cold as you generate enough power to supply your house–drop off the power grid, as you sip.
* Levitation: Usage and Practical Considerations. Getting up in the world easily. Having trouble climbing stairs? No longer.
* Applying Lucid Dreaming techniques. If you don't like the way things are, you can change the past, present, and future with a dream. (see: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin, guy finds out that his dreams can alter reality.)
* Portable miniaturized HVAC. Heating and air conditioning in your pocket, stay warm on the coldest days, stay cool on the hottest days. Be the envy of your friends. How to build your own portable HVAC using materials around your house and some Thorium you can buy at the drug store.

We are seeking speakers for the topics, let us know if you can speak on any or if you know someone who can.
Note that we may not have enough time for all of these topics…then again, if we use the first one, we might.

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lctg_speaker_schedule.txt · Last modified: 2021.05.14 08:56 by smi