Perpetual Notion Machine
Tonight’s show is produced and hosted by Kaitlin. Our guest is Dr. Caroline VanSickle, the first ever UW-Madison postdoctoral scholar in feminist biology. She is a biological/paleo anthropologist who studies human evolution, specifically the evolution of sex differences in hominins. Learn more about her work by checking out Caroline’s academia page. Also, check out UW-Madison’s […]
Tonight, we discussed a few basics of artificial intelligence. It turns out that this covers a very broad area of computer science research. We barely covered the meaning of artificial intelligence, but it boils down to creating aspects of human thinking, learning, perception, and communication in computers and machines. Our chatty guest this evening was […]
Tonight, we resume our look at the genome, the science of D-N-A, the genetic code for life as we know it. We’ll look at recent advances — and setbacks — for the once promising field of genetic-based personal medicine, including the FDA’s decision to shut down medical predictions by 23-and-me, a well-known consumer genetic company.
For this PNM pledge drive show, Matthew Zmudka put together clips from 3 conversations we’ve had from past shows. Two of the three conversations take place between PNM’s Steven Yenzer and NASA scientist Aileen Yingst concerning the Mars rover “Curiosity” and the Mars Science Laboratory. The other is a conversation Matthew had himself with UW-Madison […]
In this episode of PNM we talk to two experts in the field of quantum computing. Mark Saffman is a professor of physics at UW-Madison. Along with his team, Mark studies several different variations of quantum computing machines using particles such as ions and photons. Physicist John Martinis and his team at the U. of […]
Who would have thought that all those years you spent in school taking math classes could lead to more than just learning about the Pythagorean theorem? Yes, math provides the ways of thinking and reasoning that can be applied in many situations of everyday life. Tonight, PNM welcomes UW-Madison mathematics professor extraordinaire Jordan Ellenberg. He’s […]