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for: Varoujan Gorjian_PhD

Scheduled as of 2022-11-23 19:51:48

5739. Fringe Science, Pseudoscience, and Junk Science
Not all ideas are created equal. Discover the dangers of not citing your sources. Moderated by Varoujan Gorjian PhD.
Ashish Mahabal, Daryl George Frazetti, J. L. Doty, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, Gregory Benford
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 3

5758. Will Human Beings Go Extinct?
What could cost human beings (or their descendants) to cease to exist? Isn't getting everyone actually a pretty high bar? No breeding humans left in spite of genetic engineering etc? Even pandemics only get a percentage. And in a few years, even single planet-destroying collisions won't be enough? But could evil robots do it? Moderated by G. David Nordley.
G. David Nordley, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis, Ashish Mahabal, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, Tad Daley
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Pacific Coast 3

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5779. What's at the bottom of a black hole?
So what is down there, anyway? If you fall in, assuming you could survive being spaghettified, would time stretch out infinitely before you? Or is there a way through and out? Our panelists have some ideas that they want to share with you. Moderated by Arlene Busby.
Arlene Busby, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, Gregory Benford,
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Pacific Coast 2

5786. Seeing Beyond: The Imagery of NASA's Space Telescopes
What is the process to get those spectacular space images that are captured by NASA's fleet of telescopes to your desktop, tablet, and phone? Join us for a conversation with Dr. Robert Hurt, one of NASA's key space visualization specialists, who will explain the process and show images from the Webb, Spitzer, Hubble and other space telescopes! Moderated by Varoujan Gorjian.
Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, Dr. Robert Hurt
SAT 11:30 am - 12:15 pm, Pacific Coast 4

5809. From Apollo to the Space Shuttle & beyond
Moderated by Varoujan Gorjian PhD.
Arlene Busby, Chris Butler, G. David Nordley, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, John Paterson
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 5

5828. James Webb Telescope
What it is and what it can do? Could it make any game-changing discoveries? Can we extend its life, like the Hubble scope's life might be extended? What's the next step? Moderated by G. David Nordley.
Alfred Nash, Chris Butler, G. David Nordley, Melora Larson, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Pacific Coast 3

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5867. Are we alone in the universe?
The question of whether or not life exists elsewhere in the universe is one that has fascinated people for decades. Find out more in this panel. Moderated by Arlene Busby.
Arlene Busby, Chris Butler, David Brin, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, Ashish Mahabal
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 3

5877. The History of JPL: From Science Fiction to Science Fact
What did science fiction have to do with the start of JPL? Come and see as we'll trace the history of NASA/Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory from the time it was started by amateur and academic rocket enthusiasts (and one very notable occultist) to becoming a research center for the US Army's missile development program, to helping launch the United States' first satellite and becoming NASA's key center for robotic exploration of the solar system and beyond, all while never having done any jet propulsion research!
Varoujan Gorjian_PhD
SUN 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 3