Richard C. Shultz Science on the Edge Lecture Series
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Wednesday, January 22: 7:30pm
Noninvasive Vision Correction
Knox and researchers have developed a new approach to vision correction that works by changing the ocular material on a microscopic scale with a very short pulse laser. This could lead to replacement of eyeglasses and contact lenses in many cases, and a new kind of direct vision correction that, in contrast to LASIK surgery, does not cut the cornea.
Wayne H. Knox, Professor of Optics, Physics and Vision Science, University of Rochester
Wednesday, February 5: 7:30pm
Rescheduled for Wednesday, March 26: 7:30pm
‘JAWS’ Revisited: New insights into the ecology of the white shark in the North Atlantic
There is strong evidence that white sharks have expanded their foraging strategies to include active predation on the North Atlantic gray seal off Cape Cod, Mass. For the first time, researchers have predictable access to white sharks. From 2009-2013, Skomal and the team tagged 39 white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod with coded acoustic transmitters and/or satellite-based tracking tags to examine movements, habitat use, site fidelity, residency and feeding behavior. This research has been featured on Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week.”
Gregory Skomal, Ph.D., Marine Fisheries Scientist and Author
Wednesday, February 19: 7:30pm
Recent Activities and Discoveries of the Mars Rovers Opportunity and Curiosity
Two rovers are actively exploring the surface of Mars. The MER Opportunity rover landed 10 years ago for a planned 90-day mission, and has been working hard ever since. The MSL Curiosity rover landed successfully and has been in search of clues about the ancient geologic history of Mars. Explore current activities and the latest discoveries from both rover missions, with implications for the past presence of water on Mars.
Robert Sullivan, Senior Research Associate, Cornell University
Wednesday, April 16: 7:30pm
The 21st Century Nanotechnology Landscape: Health, Safety, and Nanomedicine Applications
Nanomedicine holds promise for truly innovative treatments. From an economic perspective, nanotechnology applications are projected to impact nearly every known industry as well as create entirely new industrial clusters. The rapid growth and projected acceleration of nanotechnology also creates urgency in understanding, predicting and managing the potential health risks associated with occupational, environmental and consumer exposures to nanomaterials. Explore Dr. Brenner’s research and the impact of nanomaterials worldwide.
Sara Brenner, MD, MPH, SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
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