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Cafe Scientifique

Water Quality (#103)

Join us for a virtual tour of central Iowa's streams and analyze the connections between what humans are doing on the land and "what's in the water."
Presenters: A panel from Iowa State University: Jan Thompson - Professor, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Tim Stewart - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Rebecca Christoffel - Assistant Professor and Wildlife Extension Specialist, Allen Pattillo -Fisheries Extension Specialist, Iowa State University. [57 minutes] Closed Captioning

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  • Particles Collide and Wreckage Flies (#101)

    Dr. Thomas Meyer, a recently retired ISU Adjunct Physics Professor, has a continuing role in research and science at both the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and the CERN laboratory in Switzerland. In this lecture, Particles Collide and Wreckage Flies, Dr. Meyer offers updates on new experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. He’ll share what scientists are learning in their search for the Higgs boson particle (also known as the God particle) and how these findings might impact modern Physics. [55 minutes]

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  • Urban Archaeology (#102)

    By uncovering a 7,000 year old settlement, finding Iowa’s oldest human remains - and also the state’s best-preserved village - Iowa scientists are learning new details about pre-historic Midwestern living. State Archaeologists share their findings and teach us about uncovering history under our streets and along our riverbanks on this Café Scientifique. [58 minutes]

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  • ISU's Asteroid Deflection Research (#104)

    At this moment there may be an asteroid or comet hurtling towards the Earth that could wipe out civilization and/or bring about global climate change. In this Café Scientifique, the director of the Asteroid Deflection Research Center at Iowa State University, Professor Bong Wie, describes the latest science, engineering and technology that could deflect asteroids and prevent the end of the world as we know it. [54 minutes]

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