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Energy, security, superconductivity and more at the largest physics meeting of the year

Tuesday, March 22, 12:30 p.m.


David Hanson (H8.00001) of Hanson Robotics, located near Dallas, will discuss the development of robots employing the latest understanding of cognition that will make good toys and eventually even companions. These robots, he maintains, are enough like humans in their responses so as to appear autonomous and not like a machine. Stephen Wharton of Skycam, Inc. (H8.00002) will describe X Power graphics, a data system used on the ESPN network to enhance rodeo coverage. A puck-sized sensor, filled with accelerometers and gyroscopes, provides instantaneous measurements of a cowboy's ride aboard a bucking bull or horse.


Tuesday, March 22, 2:00 p.m.


Niek van Hulst (B32.00004), of the Institute of Photonics Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona, will describe recent advances in the development of nanoantennae, tiny antennas that can transmit photons in various patterns. The antennae operate much like the old fashioned TV antennas that once sprouted from most rooftops, except that they are millions of times smaller. The tiny antennae might detect signals emitted by biological molecules or be used in quantum computers. Mark Reed (L2.00003), of Yale University, will discuss their creation of the first tran

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American Physical Society

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