University of New Mexico Chapter of Sigma Xi Science and Society Distinguished Public Lecture Series
Co-sponsored by the Albuquerque Section of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and its Life Members Affinity Group, Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society), the Department of Physics & Astronomy, and the Division of Continuing Education.
Free and open to the public
UNM Conference Center 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM
Meet and greet with refreshments at 5 PM
28 October 2021:
Much ado about next to nothing:
Making the LIGO/VIRGO interferometric gravitational-wave detectors better using squeezed-vacuum light
Carlton Caves, University of New Mexico
18 November 2021:
SMART Cables: A seismologist’s perspective on Earth’s Final Frontier
Charlotte Rowe, Los Alamos National Laboratory
17 February 2022
Mapping, Modeling, Measuring and Monetizing Enhanced Groundwater Recharge with Stormwater
Andrew Fisher, University of California, Santa Cruz
24 March 2022: RESCHEDULED
Altering nature with gene drives: We can. But should we?
James Collins, Arizona State University
21 April 2022
Can batteries replace gas peakers? The complex problems of sizing and cost-benefit analysis when replacing a peaker plant with energy storage + PV.
David Rosewater, Sandia National Laboratories
16 May 2022