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Quantum Cascade Lasers: From Lab Curiosity to Tools (Or How to Convert Ideas into Products) with Kumar Patel
Kumar Patel came to UCLA from a successful career at Bell Labs. He invented the carbon dioxide laser and has been nominated for a Nobel Prize multiple times. Patel is a professor of physics with a joint appointment in electrical engineering at UCLA. He served as UCLA's vice chancellor for research through 1999.
Domestic dogs, Canis familiaris, have insinuated themselves into our society and imagination: long present in our art and narratives, they are now ubiquitous in American homes. Alexandra Horowitz, Barnard College, Columbia University, discusses the dog's historical and contemporary role, attributions typically made to dogs, and an alternative empirical approach to considering dogs.
Seven Berkeley Lab scientists present BIG ideas. Learn about the game-changing concepts scientists work on every day.
Bill McGinnis, UC San Diego's new Dean of Biological Sciences shares a look at how UC San Diego will lead the field of biology in new directions, discover what makes the California climate so unique, explore two University of California Natural Reserves and more, all on this edition of OnBeyond.
Marine animals like the elusive beaked whale are notoriously difficult to study, as they are rarely seen. Fortunately, scientists can hear them! These animals use echolocation to forage and those sounds can be recorded in even the most remote and inaccessible areas of the ocean. Join Simone Baumann-Pickering as she details how patterns of echolocation are allowing scientists to document the natural acoustic behavior of a species, and determine if those natural patterns are being disturbed by man-made noise.