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00:53:00
A discussion about the artistic, scientific, and moral interpretations of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his legacy as the father of the atomic bomb. Composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars of the Doctor Atomic opera are joined by Richard Rhodes, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Kip Cranna, musical administrator at the San Francisco Opera, moderates.

Project: Doctor Atomic | Browse All

Date: September 13, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Art, History, Physics
Running Time:
00:60:00
A discussion about the artistic, scientific, and moral interpretations of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his legacy as the father of the atomic bomb. Composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars of the Doctor Atomic opera are joined by Richard Rhodes, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Kip Cranna, musical administrator at the San Francisco Opera, moderates.

Project: Doctor Atomic | Browse All

Date: September 13, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Art, History, Physics
Running Time:
0:55:19
What does it mean to find the Higgs Boson at CERN? Hear how this elusive particle could change our understanding of physics.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 19, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
1:09:59
Follow CERN's Mission Impossible team as they race against the clock to collect all they need to bring antihydrogen back to CERN's webcast headquarters.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 18, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
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0:41:28
Scientists at CERN in Switzerland explain to the Exploratorium's San Francisco audience why preparing for antimatter experiments is like arranging a marriage.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 12, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
0:43:07
Making antihydrogen is no easy matter. Researchers at CERN show the Exploratorium's Melissa Alexander and Tom Humphrey where positrons live and how they keep them as cold as deep space.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 12, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
0:29:09
What is antimatter and why are scientists studying it? How is the world's largest particle accelerator constructed? The Exploratorium's Rob Semper talks about how science is done at CERN and answers questions about antimatter from the Exploratorium's Webcast audience.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 11, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
0:29:52
A behind-the-scenes look at how the world's only antimatter factory works, complete with live footage from CERN and a virtual reality tour of the antimatter decelerator. In this Webcast, Rob Semper and Ron Hipschman talk with Melissa Alexander and Thomas Humphrey, who join them virtually from Switzerland.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 11, 2000
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
1:20:37
Peer inside the thinking brain, using state-of-the-art functional magnetic resonance imaging. Scientists Gary Glover and John Desmond of the Richard M. Lucas Center for Imaging at Stanford University conduct cognitive tests on an Exploratorium staffer. Imaging tools display the active areas of the brain in real time.

Project: Revealing Bodies | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Medicine