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  • 29:37 Brown University SUMS 2006 - Prof. Maria Zuber, MIT

    Brown University SUMS 2006 - Prof. Maria Zuber, MIT

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    Measuring Seasonal Changes on Mars----------------Like Earth, Mars has an atmosphere and polar caps, but unlike Earth, the atmosphere of Mars is composed primarily of carbon dioxide. Also like Earth, Mars undergoes seasons. Over the course of a Mars year

  • 49:58 Brown University SUMS 2006 - Prof. Richard Schwartz, Brown University

    Brown University SUMS 2006 - Prof. Richard Schwartz, Brown University

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    Triangular Billiards----------------I plan to talk about what happens when you play billiards on a triangular pool table with a frictionless infinitesimally small ball. Amazingly, it has been unknown for 200 years if one can find, for any shaped triangula

  • 46:44 Brown University SUMS 2006 - Prof. Wendy Hagen-Bauer, Wellesley College

    Brown University SUMS 2006 - Prof. Wendy Hagen-Bauer, Wellesley College

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    Probing the Atmosphere of a Red Supergiant Star with the Hubble Space Telescope----------------I'll spend about half the talk on the background material of stellar evolution (especially that they lose mass in the red giant phase), and then talk about my r

  • 45:00 Brown University SUMS 2008 - Prof. Jerry Hausman, MIT

    Brown University SUMS 2008 - Prof. Jerry Hausman, MIT

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    Asymptotic Approximations and Finite Sample Performance in Econometrics----------------For approximately 30 years most econometric estimator evaluation was based on first order asymptotic normal approximations. However, in the past 5 years econometricians

  • 40:23 Brown University SUMS 2008 - Prof. Richard Kenyon, Brown University

    Brown University SUMS 2008 - Prof. Richard Kenyon, Brown University

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    Soap bubbles are round, and other consequences of the law of large numbers----------------How do large-scale shapes form out microscopic interactions? This is one of the fundamental questions of statistical mechanics. Armed with only few tools, one of whi

  • 39:15 Brown University SUMS 2012 - Prof. Alethea Barbaro, UCLA

    Brown University SUMS 2012 - Prof. Alethea Barbaro, UCLA

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    In Los Angeles, one of the most interesting and complex systems is formed by the dynamics of the Angelenos themselves. In this talk, I will focus on two of my projects stemming from our collaboration with the LAPD and local criminologists. First, I will d

  • 1:02:57 Brown University SUMS 2012 - Prof. Glenn Ellison, MIT

    Brown University SUMS 2012 - Prof. Glenn Ellison, MIT

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    The foundations of modern economic theory rest on the analysis of equilibrium. The two major strands in equilibrium theory, game theory and general equilibrium theory, study rational decision makers who interact with each other directly or through the mar

  • 1:03:31 Brown University SUMS 2012 - Prof. Andrew Lo, MIT

    Brown University SUMS 2012 - Prof. Andrew Lo, MIT

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    In a simple evolutionary model, we show that certain behaviors deemed suboptimal and irrational by economists such as probability matching, loss aversion, and random choice arise naturally from the forces of natural selection. When an entire population's

  • 59:01 Brown University SUMS 2012 - Prof. Rajiv Vohra, Brown University

    Brown University SUMS 2012 - Prof. Rajiv Vohra, Brown University

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    The foundations of modern economic theory rest on the analysis of equilibrium. The two major strands in equilibrium theory, game theory and general equilibrium theory, study rational decision makers who interact with each other directly or through the mar

  • 44:20 Brown University SUMS 2006 - Prof. Jeffrey Brock, Brown University

    Brown University SUMS 2006 - Prof. Jeffrey Brock, Brown University

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    Angle defects, total curvature, and the polyhedral Gauss-Bonnet theorem----------------The celebrated Gauss-Bonnet theorem relating the curvature of a surface to its topology represents a fundamental tool in differential geometry. In this talk I will disc

  • 55:18 Brown University SUMS 2008 - Prof. Donald Saari, UC Irvine

    Brown University SUMS 2008 - Prof. Donald Saari, UC Irvine

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    Mathematics of Voting----------------While many people tend to take voting for granted, mathematicians should not. The reason is that it requires the muscle power of mathematics to appreciate and understand what is required to ensure that election outcome

  • 11:44 Brown University SUMS 2007 - Prof. Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts

    Brown University SUMS 2007 - Prof. Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts

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    Operations Research and the Captivating Study of Networks and Complex Decision-Making----------------In this talk, I will overview some of the major early and recent contributions to the formal mathematical study of networks and associated decision-making

  • 1:29:17 "Rebuilding Haiti" with Dr. Paul Farmer

    "Rebuilding Haiti" with Dr. Paul Farmer

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    On October 4th, Dr. Paul Farmer, renowned physician-anthropologist, addressed the Brown University community in a lecture entitled "Rebuilding Haiti." The event was sponsored by Brown's Lecture Board in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of the Col

  • 1:43:14 Noam Chomsky at Brown University on Israel & Palestine

    Noam Chomsky at Brown University on Israel & Palestine

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    April 20th, 2010 Lecture at Brown University on the hotly debated topic of Israel and Palestine.

  • 1:12:11 Dr. Justin Lin: China's Economic Rise and the Global Economy

    Dr. Justin Lin: China's Economic Rise and the Global Economy

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    China's Economic Rise and the Global Economy was a panel discussion with Professor Dwight Perkins (Harvard), Professor Barry Naughton (University of California San Diego), Dr. Justin Lin, Chief Economist at The World Bank. For more information please visi

  • 1:30:51 His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivers Ogden Lecture at Brown University

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivers Ogden Lecture at Brown University

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    His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivered the 86th Stephen A. Ogden Jr. '60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs: "A Global Challenge: Creating a Culture of Peace" on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence,

  • 1:53:34 Ashley Tellis: OP Jindal Lecture I

    Ashley Tellis: OP Jindal Lecture I

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    "Dragon Rising: The Implications of China's Ascendancy for India's Security"Seminar with Ashley Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceThursday, April 25, 2013Brown UniversityAshley J. Tellis is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for

  • 1:55:50 James P. Comer 2013 Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture

    James P. Comer 2013 Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture

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    Brown University will host the 2013 Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture on Child and Youth Behavior Development in Salomon Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday May 2, 2013. Deborah Gist, commissioner of education, Rhode Island Department of Education; and Gigi DiBello, h

  • 1:10:17 2013 A.O. Williams Lecture - Sir Martin Rees

    2013 A.O. Williams Lecture - Sir Martin Rees

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  • 1:31:13 Jim Head: Postcards From Other Planets

    Jim Head: Postcards From Other Planets

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  • 50:52 How THE BOSON was predicted, Brown University Graduation forum

    How THE BOSON was predicted, Brown University Graduation forum

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  • 1:55:46 Brown University Django Unchained Panel Discussion

    Brown University Django Unchained Panel Discussion

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    The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice presents a panel discussion centered around Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, cosponsored by the Departments of Africana Studies, American Studies, and Modern Culture and Media. Set two years after the C

  • 1:09:16 Lecture by Theo van den Hout: A is for Anatolia. Writing and Literacy in the Hittite Kingdom

    Lecture by Theo van den Hout: A is for Anatolia. Writing and Literacy in the Hittite Kingdom

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    Theo van den Hout is Professor of Hittite and Anatolian Languages in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.He received his PhD in Hittite and Anatolian languages from the University of Amsterdam in 1989 af

  • 1:13:52 Archaeology and Identity in Modern Israel and Palestine

    Archaeology and Identity in Modern Israel and Palestine

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    Lecture by Rafi Greenberg.Archaeologists play an important part in molding the collective memory of the communities with which they interact. As active participants in the creation of heritage, archaeologists in Israel and Palestine have a role as public

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