Wednesday Nite @ the Lab
Jenny Saffran, Professor, Department of Psychology and the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor Jenny Saffran speaks about how babies are able to learn language. She explains how babies are incredible learners, soaking up enormous amounts of information in several different ways. Jenny is an investigator at the Infant Learning Lab located in the Waisman Center.
Bruce Johnson Tina Hauser, Wisconsin Public Television
Bruce Johnson talks about the history of television and Tina Hauser discusses the gains of switching away from antenna TVs and what we need to know about this switch.
Katrina Forest, Professor, Department of Bacteriology, UW-Madison
Professor Forest discusses microbiology, the complexity of infections, the technology of protein crystallography, and results from her lab studies.
Harold Tobin, Associate Professor, Department of Geoscience, UW-Madison
Harold Tobin lectures about his passion for studying earthquake, giving a brief geography background before describing the project he is diligently involved in.
Nora Cate Schaeffer, Professor, Faculty Director, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
Nora Cate Schaeffer talks about her research at the University of Wisconsin Survey Center, the type of work they do at there and what they hope to do over the next few years, looking into the future.
Steve Marshall, Research Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Division, Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene
Steve Marshall, a research epidemiologist at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene, talks about influenza, the different strains, how the virus operates and the efficacy of antivirals. He discusses the research being done with pyrosequencing as a method to detect the existence of antivirals.
Irwin Goldman, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison
Learn about the dual use of food and the health values of natural foods in comparison to pharmaceutical drugs. Irwin Goldman talks about studies that have been done to test the health benefits of onions and garlic, and discusses how different cultures, currently and historically, use plants for medicinal purposes.
Katie Cadwell, Postdoctoral Fellow, MRSEC, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison
Together Kimberly Duncan and Katie Cadwell discuss nanotechnology, what is does for us, and where we can find it in our day-to-day lives.
Larry Meiller, UW-Madison Emeritus Professor and Wisconsin Public Radio host
Steve Paulson, Executive Producer of "To the Best of Our Knowledge", Life Sciences Communication & WHA Radio
Larry Meiller talks about his radio show which discusses environmental issues and how-to's topics. Steve Paulson tells of being an interviewer for "To the Best of Our Knowledge", TTBOOK.
Clint Sprott, Professor, Department of Physics, UW-Madison
Learn about the science of chaos as Clint Sprott, a professor at UW-Madison, demonstrates and explains what chaos is all about, and why some people are devoting their careers to it.