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National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Members' Lectures

(186 lectures from 73 members)

James A. Van Allen The University of Iowa (In memory) The Modern Saga of Planetary Exploration
Don L. Anderson Caltech Eclogite Engine
George J. Annas Boston University American Bioethics after Nuremberg: Pragmatism, Politics, and Human Rights
Tanya M. Atwater University of California, Santa Barbara A Tectonic explanation of the May 12, 2008, Sichuan Earthquake  in Chinese
Francisco J. Ayala University of California, Irvine Biology to Ethics: The Biological Roots of Morality
Darwin’s Greatest Discovery: Design without Designer

Evolutionary Origin and World Expansion of Malaria
ZDENĚK P. BAŽANT Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois NANO-MECHANICS BASED ASSESSMENT OF FAILURE RISK, SIZE EFFECT AND LIFETIME OF QUASIBRITTLE STRUCTURES AT DIFFERENT SCALES

MECHANICS OF PROGRESSIVE COLLAPSE: WHAT DID AND DID NOT DOOM WORLD TRADE CENTER, AND WHAT CAN WE LEARN ? Part I    Part II

Roger Beachy Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Controlling Pests and Diseases via Genetic Transformation: Examples from the Public
James Berger Duke University and Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) CS&E and Statistics
Robert A. Berner Yale University Geoscience Systems: Modeling oxygen and carbon dioxide over the past 600 million years
R. Stephen Berry The University of Chicago Energy: Mysterious and Amazing, Conserved and Conserving
Baruch S. Blumberg Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA Australia Antigen and the Biology of Hepatitis B  in Chinese  HEPATITIS B VIRUS. Discovery and Development    Hepatitis B Virus.Discovery, the Present, and the Future    HEPATITIS B VIRUS: COMMENTS ON VIRAL AND HUMAN EVOLUTION CONSCIOUSNESS IN HUMANS AND ELSEWHERE 
Ronald Breslow Columbia University HYDROPHOBIC AND ANTIHYDROPHOBIC EFFECTS ON ORGANIC REACTIONS
John Cairns, Jr. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia GETTING TO KNOW HUMANITY’S LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM: EARTH’S BIOSPHERE  meta lecture

BIOSPHERIC HEALTH AND INTEGRITY: THE TOP PRIORITY FOR HUMANKIND

MONITORING BIOSPHERIC HEALTH AND INTEGRITY

Global Climate Pacts: Self Destructive or Successful?

ECO-ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY ETHICS TO PROTECT THE BIOSPHERIC LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM

ENVIRONMENTAL REFUGEES: ETHICAL ISSUES INVOLVING OVERPOPULATION

EXPANDING ECOTOXICOLOGY TO ENHANCE THE HEALTH OF THE BIOSPHERE

BIOSPHERIC CHANGES ARE THREAT MULTIPLIERS

SUSTAINABILITY AND THE BIOSPHERIC LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM

THE EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL REFUGEES UPON BIOSPHERIC HEALTH AND INTEGRITY

BIOSPHERIC FEEDBACK LOOPS AND RAPID GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

SOCIETAL ADAPTATION TO A BADLY DAMAGED BIOSPHERE

SLOWING DOWN BIOSPHERIC CHANGE  In Spanish

THE SWORD OF DAMOCLES AND THE BIOSPHERE

CHANGING BEHAVIORS TO NURTURE THE BIOSPHERE IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO

DUMB GROWTH AND THE BIOSPHERE

HUMAN EFFECTS UPON EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES IN THE BIOSPHERE

CHAOS THEORY AND BIOSPHERIC “SURPRISES”  In Spanish

EARTH’S BIOSPHERE: THE GLOBAL COMMONS

ELIMINATING THE BIOSPHERIC REFUGEE CRISIS

ECONOMIC GROWTH AND THE BIOSPHERE

PRIMARY SOURCES OF HUMAN WEALTH: THE BIOSPHERE AND KNOWLEDGE

CARRYING CAPACITY FOR HUMANS IN A FINANCIALLY GLOBALIZED WORLD

FACING REALITY ON SUSTAINABILITY

THE ULTIMATE TIPPING POINT: DESTRUCTION OF THE PRESENT BIOSPHERE

DENIAL OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE: A MAJOR THREAT TO THE BIOSPHERE (AND YOU)

LIVING WITHIN BIOSPHERIC LIMITS

CLIMATE WARS, SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE, AND THE FUTURE OF HOMO SAPIENS

THE NINTH THREAT TO THE BIOSPHERE: HUMAN THOUGHT PROCESSES

WARNINGS FROM THE BIOSPHERE

TRANSITION FROM A HUMAN CENTERED TO A BIOSPHERE CENTERED WORLD VIEW

USING WITHOUT ABUSING THE BIOSPHERE

REASON AWAKE: CATASTROPHES MAY FAIL TO CHANGE PUBLIC INDIFFERENCE TO BIOSPHERIC DAMAGE

DEFINING GOALS AND CONDITIONS FOR NURTURING THE PRESENT BIOSPHERE

MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION (MAD): THE BIOSPHERE, HOMO SAPIENS, AND THE HUMAN ECONOMY

EVOLVING TOWARD AN EVIDENCE-BASED/ETHICAL VALUE-BASED SOCIETY TO NURTURE EARTH’S BIOSPHERE

CRITICAL THINKING, THE COMMON GOOD, AND THE NEW NORMAL GLOBAL CLIMATE

THE CATASTROPHIC RISKS OF IGNORING THE “NEW NORMAL” CLIMATE

ASSISTED BIOTIC COLONIZATION TO PRESERVE THE PRESENT BIOSPHERE

TO SURVIVE, HUMANITY MUST LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LARGER SYSTEM OF WHICH IT IS A PART: THE PRESENT BIOSPHERE

FACING REALITY TO PRESERVE THE PRESENT BIOSPHERE

FUTURE AVAILABILITY OF BIOSPHERIC RESOURCES: HOW WILL HUMANS FRAME THEIR WORLD VIEWS?

CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE BIOSPHERE

DELIBERATELY CREATING AN ALIEN PLANET

FOSSIL SUNLIGHT VS RENEWABLE SUNLIGHT

PROTECT THE WORLD’S CHILDREN: LEAVE A HABITABLE PLANET FOR POSTERITY

OIKOS, ECONOMICS, ECOLOGY, AND THE FUTURE OF THE SIXTH BIOSPHERE

Shu Chien University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA Molecular Basis of Mechanotransduction in Endothelial Cells Part I   Part II
Joel E. Cohen Rockefeller University and Columbia University, New York, U.S.A. Food Webs Augmented With Additional Data: Structure and Dynamics
Ronald Coifman Applied Mathematics Yale University Diffusion Geometries, and multiscale Harmonic Analysis on graphs and complex data sets

Harmonic Analysis, diffusion geometries and Multi Scale organizations of data and matrices

Eric E. Conn University of California, Davis, California Our Work with Cyanogenic Plants
James W. Cronin   Properties of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays from The Pierre Auger Observatory    Auger Northern Observatory  Pierre Auger Observatory    Detection ot the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays    Solving the Mystery of the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays: 1938 to 2007 cosmic rays    The Highest Energy Cosmic Rays. Propagation and Detection
Samuel Danishefsky Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Biology - Chemistry Frontier.Roger Adams Award Lecture
Arnold L. Demain Drew University, Madison Actinomycetes: Contributions to Medicine
Renata Dmowska Harvard University, Cambridge Dynamics of rupture through branched and offset fault systems
Alan Dressler Observatories of the Carnegie Institution IMACS Commissioning Report to the Magellan SAC
David Donoho Stanford University An Information-Theoretic Approach to Traffic Matrix Estimation
James L. Dye Michigan State University My half-century with alkali metals. From alkali metal anions to anionic electrons
Stephen J. Elledge Harvard Medical School Cell Division. Part I    Part II           GENETICS IS A STUDY OF HOW PROTEINS INTERACT, FOLD, AND FUNCTION. Part I    Part II
Nina V. Fedoroff Pennsylvania State University Plant Epigenetic Mechanisms 
Genetically Modified Foods: Myths and Realities
Flattening the World: The Role of Science and Technology Diplomacy in the 21st Century
Genetically Modified Foods: Miracles or Monsters? Part I  Part II  Part III

Where Will the Food Come From in a Hotter, More Crowded World?

Stephen E. Fienberg Department of Statistics, Center for Automated Learning & Discovery, Carnegie Mellon University The Interplay Between Research Innovation and Federal Statistical Practice

Allowing Access to Confidential Data: Some Recent Experiences and Statistical Approaches

Statistical Disclosure Limitation: Releasing Useful Data for Statistical Analysis

Joseph Fraumeni National Cancer Institute Genes and the Environment in Cancer Causation  In Spanish    In Russian
Avner Friedman Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University What is Mathematical Biology and how useful is it?

INTERACTION BETWEEN TUMOR & ITS MICROENVIRONMENT

C. Randy Gallistel Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science An Information Processing Perspective on Conditioning
Gerson Goldhaber University of California at Berkeley and LBNL The Discovery of Dark Energy
Gene Golub The CS Department – SCCM Program Stanford University Shape from Moments - An Estimation Perspective
Lawrence O. Gostin Georgetown University Law Center Meeting Basic Survival Needs of the World's Least Healthy People: Toward a Framework Convention on Global Health
Harry B. Gray California Institute of Technology Solar Fuel II: The Quest for Catalysts
John Emil Halver University of Washington How Se and C affect Fish Health

How Oleic Acid in Olive Oil Reduces Blood Pressure

Latest Facts for Fish and Shrimp Feed Formulations

David Haussler Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Santa Cruz Assembly, Comparison, and Annotation of Mammalian Genomes
John P. Holdren The Woods Hole Research Center, Harvard University Science and Technology for Sustainable Well-Being Part I  Part II
Tony Hunter The Salk Institute Tyrosine phosphorylation: from discovery to the kinome and beyond ASBMB Tabor Lecture is available also at http://www469.pair.com/cammon/index.html 
H.Ronald Kaback Department of Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles Inaugural lecture  Membrane Potentials and pH Gradients in Microscopic Systems: The Chemiosmotic Paradigm   Bioenergetics Ofion-Coupled Active Transport  The Model System: Preparation and Characterization of Bacterial Membrane Vesicles
Eric R. Kandel Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute at Columbia Molecular Biology of Memory: A Dialogue Between Genes and Synapses
Charles F. Kennel Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego Earth Observations: The View from Scripps
Sung-Hou Kim University of California, Berkeley A Global View of the Protein Structure Universe and Protein Evolution
G.S.Khush   Rice for Feeding half the World Population
Alexander Leaf Harvard Medical School, Boston The Beneficial Effects of Long-Chain, Polyunsaturated n-3 Fish Oil Fatty Acids on the Cardiovascular System. Part I    Part II
Jean-Marie Lehn   Three-level Synthetic Strategy Towards Mixed-valence and Heterometallic [2×2] Gridlike Arrays
Judith Lean Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC Our Home in Space: The Sun-Earth System
Joshua Lederberg The Rockefeller University, NY Microbial Threats to Health in the United States: Natural and Manmade
Wen-Hsiung Li Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago Evolution by Gene Duplication Part I    Part II
Elizabeth F. Loftus University of California, Irvine, USA Illusions of Memory and Loss of Justice     in Spanish
David W. McLaughlin Courant Institute & Center for Neural Science, New York University Kinetic Theory for the Dynamics of Fluctuation-Driven Neural Systems
Henry Metzger NIAMS, NIH Dual-Use Research: A Double Challenge for International Science
A.I.Meyers Colorado State University Chiral Oxazolines - Their Legacy in Asymmetric C-C Bond Formation. Part I    Part II
Mario J. Molina Massachusetts Institute of Technology The Mexico City Air Quality Case Study
David Mumford Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University Pattern Theory: the Mathematics of Perception

Discovering the same things in two such different ways: Indian and Western Calculus

Alexandra Navrotsky University of California at Davis Energetics of Nanomaterials and Zeolites
Erwin Neher   Brainsignals, Synaptic Transmission and Short-term Plasticity
Elinor Ostrom Indiana University Lecture at the inauguration of the new Stockholm Resilience Centre (May 2007)

Halting Deforestation: Reflections from the Air, on the Ground, and in the Experimental Lab

Why Development Aid Has Failed So Often

Beyond the Tragedy of the Commons

Sustaining Social-Ecological Systems: An Ontological Approach

Arthur B. Pardee Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Regulatory Molecular Biology
Michael Posner University of Oregon EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-REGULATION
James R. Rice Harvard University, Cambridge Structure of Mature Faults and Physics of Their Weakening during Earthquakes. Part I     Part II
Burton Richter Stanford University GAMBLING WITH THE FUTURE: ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMICS IN THE 21ST CENTURY    Nuclear Renaissance    Energy in the 21st Century
Carlo Rubbia   New Horizons    Visible and Invisible Universe: A short commentary
Leo Sachs  Weizmann Institute of Science The control of hematopoiesis and leukemia: From basic biology to the clinic
John H. Schwarz California Institute of Technology STRING THEORY: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS
Andrew M. Sessler Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 75 Years of Particle Accelerators. Part I   Part II

An Introduction to Cancer Therapy With Hadron Radiation

Shlomo Sternberg Harvard University General covariance and the passive equations of physics
Kip S. Thorne Caltech, Pasadena http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~kip/scripts/lectures.html Online lecture course on
gravitational-wave science 
http://elmer.tapir.caltech.edu/ph237/
Waldo Tobler Geography Department, University of California Geographic Location and Map Projections. Part I Part II         The World is Shriveling as it Shrinks. Part I Part II      Geographical Interpolation      Using Asymmetry to Estimate Potential. Part I Part II     Geographical Movement - Maps and Models. Part I Part II       Map Making for Social Scientists. Part I Part II    Unusual Map Projections. Part I Part II Part III      The Care and Feeding of Vector Fields. Part I Part II      Exploring Geography Cartographically. Part I Part II Part III   Resel Processing. Part I     Part II    Qibla Maps 
Susumu Tonegawa   An Important Role of Neural Activity-Dependent CaMKIV Signaling in the Consolidation of Long-Term Memory
Frank Wilczek MIT HEP 2002: Summary and Prospect
Kenneth G. Wilson The Ohio State University The Origins of Lattice Gauge Theory
James B. Wyngaarden  Former NIH Director Physician Scientist
Ahmed H. Zewail   Femtochemistry: Atomic-Scale Dynamics of the Chemical Bond
R.Zinkernagel Institute of Experimental Immunology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland Infection. Tumor Grafts. Specificity. Memory. “Tolerance“

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