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  • Artificial Intelligence: Reality vs Imagination

    Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away….Movies like Star Wars and 2001 Space Odyssey showed us a future where droids are our partners, servants, and friends. Outside of the world on-screen, the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has overly promised and grossly under delivered for the last five de...

  • Statistical Approaches to Spaceflight Data

    From the [email protected] Mini-Symposium. Speakers include Dr. Robert Reynolds, current visiting data scientist at NASA’s Human Health and Performance Directorate, and Dr. Robert Ploutz-Snyder, Assistant Dean of Research and Scholarship, at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Plo...

  • The Hidden Lives of Environmental Microbes

    Did you know that the second largest source of biomass on the planet after plants is microorganisms? Too small to be seen with the naked eye, microorganisms and their unique capabilities make them a critical component of how ecosystems function. DNA sequencing, the technology that allowed us to s...

  • Bioastronautics Mini-Symposia Series: Systems Medicine for Spaceflight

    Please join us on Nov. 15, 2021, at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, for the next in our series of human-spaceflight events from [email protected]

    This will be the first of an occasional series of mini-symposia, each approximately two hours long, with a keynote speaker, panel discussion, and...

  • Helping You to Be You: Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

    Helping You to Be You: Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

  • Infrared 'Eyes': Introducing the Science of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

    The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is set to launch in December, and will revolutionize our view of the Universe and our place within it. JWST is NASA’s most ambitious and complex space observatory to date, carrying a mirror that is several times larger than the Hubble Space Telescope and a su...

  • The (Un)known-(Un)knowns of COVID-19 Transmission - An Engineer's Perspective

    COVID-19 spread across the world with a speed and intensity that laid bare the limits of our understanding of the transmission pathways of such respiratory diseases. After much confusion and misinformation, there emerged a consensus that airborne transmission from very small respiratory droplets ...

  • Putting the Eye in A.I.

    Charbel G. Rizk, Associate Research Professor at the Whiting School of Engineering, is revolutionizing the way machines see. As Founder and CEO of Oculi® - a deep tech startup – his team developed the OCULI SPU™ (Sensing and Processing Unit), a complete vision system on a single chip. Where trad...

  • The Open Source Software Revolution

    Open source software has become a key driver of economic activity, community engagement, and societal impact. Consider that many of the tools used to analyze and trace Covid-19 are open source. The open source programs office (OSPO) has become a widely used construct in the private sector for man...

  • Hopkins on the Hill: How Will Extreme Materials Save The World?

    While the age of technology is exciting in its possibilities, we know that threats still exist: but science, and Johns Hopkins, are leading the way in protecting our armed forces and civilian populations from these threats. Join Tim Weihs (PhD, MS) and Lori Graham-Brady (PhD, MA) to see how Johns...

  • Hopkins on the Hill: How Do We Redirect an Asteroid?

    The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is a focused spacecraft, designed to navigate to and impact an asteroid at a speed of 6.6 kilometers per second (roughly 15,000 miles per hour). It will be the first planetary defense test mission, demonstrating our capability to respond to a potential ...

  • Air Today, Gone Tomorrow: How Air Particles Impact Human Health

    Each particle in the air we breathe has a history. The chemical composition of those particles provides clues to the sources and the potential impacts of those particles on human health and the climate system. Join this lecture with Dr. Peter DeCarlo, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins Universi...

  • Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities

    In their new book, Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities, authors Matthew E. Kahn, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business and Director of the 21st Century Cities Initiative (21CC) at Johns Hopkins, and Mac McComas, senior program manager at 21CC, explore the recen...

  • Black Every Day: #ShutDownSTEM: Connecting Race and Policing to STEM Inequities

    On June 10, 2020, researchers around the world observed the call to #ShutDownSTEM in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and efforts to address the systemic racism that ended the lives of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. One might ask, “what does racism in policing have to do with STEM and...

  • Robots Doing Surgeries or Computers Guiding Surgeons Advances

    There are several advances in the non-operative and operative care of patients with hip and knee problems. Technical and technological innovations have provided a cutting-edge to patients and providers alike. Savyasachi “Savya” Thakkar, M.D., Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, leads a di...

  • NSA’s Involvement in the Design of DES

    When the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) was tasked with developing a commercial encryption standard, they asked for help from the National Security Agency (NSA). Join Richard M. (Dickie) George, the Senior Advisor for Cyber Security at the Applied Physics Lab, to discuss the development of th...