Special Summer 2017 Session
Cosmic connections: the Universe and You
Lawrence Krauss. Tromleorkestret. The Orgelheimers. Vectral
You are intimately connected to the Universe in ways you might never have imagined. Every atom in your body was once inside other stars that exploded so that you could be here today. How did the universe begin? How will it end? Why...
Spring 2017 Season
Are all your worries about Artificial Intelligence wrong?
Toby Walsh. Mads Nørgaard Outlet
Should you be worried about progress in Artificial Intelligence? Will Artificial Intelligence destroy jobs? Should we fear killer robots? Does Artificial Intelligence threaten our very existence? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is in the zeitgeist. Billions...
Stem cells and their awareness of future self
what do they need to make bodies and organs in a dish?
Anne Grapin-Botton. Joshua Brickman. Nulle and Jakob Munck
Stem cells can give rise to any cell in the body. What makes these cells special? How can we control them to generate the desired specialized cells? What can they...
Citizen science: playing games and the fate of humanity
Jacob Sherson. Fastpoholmen Duo!
Can the general public playing online computer games outcompete experienced researchers and power computer algorithms? How will the concept of citizen science influence the way we think of research in the 21st century? Which tasks are we...
When will we find the aliens?
Seth Shostak. The Orgelheimers
Why do many scientists think life is widespread? Is intelligence likely to arise on many worlds? How are we looking for intelligence elsewhere in the cosmos? What would such intelligence be like? What would be the societal reaction to such...