Breaking barriers with quantum physics | Dr. Shohini Ghose | TEDxNickelCity

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Dr. Shohini Ghose talks about how the laws of quantum mechanics may be harnessed to develop next generation computers and novel protocols like teleportation. Shohini Ghose is an Associate Professor of Physics and Computer Science at Wilfrid Laurier University and … Continue reading Breaking barriers with quantum physics | Dr. Shohini Ghose | TEDxNickelCity

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Music Saved My Life | Arn Chorn-Pond | TEDxWarwick

Arn Chorn-Pond is an internationally-renowned human rights activist, community organizer, and musician who inspires change through his incredible stories of surviving the Cambodian Khmer Rouge genocide. When the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia in 1975, Arn was sent to a children’s labor camp. There, he escaped death by playing his flute for the camp guards. … Continue reading Music Saved My Life | Arn Chorn-Pond | TEDxWarwick

The most mysterious star in the universe | Tabetha Boyajian

Something massive, with roughly 1,000 times the area of Earth, is blocking the light coming from a distant star known as KIC 8462852, and nobody is quite sure what it is. As astronomer Tabetha Boyajian investigated this perplexing celestial object, a colleague suggested something unusual: Could it be an alien-built megastructure? Such an extraordinary idea … Continue reading The most mysterious star in the universe | Tabetha Boyajian

Harry Cliff: Have we reached the end of physics?

Why is there something rather than nothing? Why does so much interesting stuff exist in the universe? Particle physicist Harry Cliff works on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and he has some potentially bad news for people who seek answers to these questions. Despite the best efforts of scientists (and the help of the … Continue reading Harry Cliff: Have we reached the end of physics?

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death

About the speaker: Sir Kenneth Robinson (born 4 March 1950) is an English author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education and arts bodies. He was Director of the Arts in Schools Project (1985–89) and Professor of Arts Education at the University of Warwick (1989–2001), and is now Professor … Continue reading Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death

Alaa Murabit: What my religion really says about women

About the Speaker: Alaa Murabit (born October 26, 1989) is a Canadian physician who became a women's rights activist in Libya in 2011. She has since become a leading international advocate for women's rights and their inclusion in peace processes and conflict resolution. Murabit founded The Voice of Libyan Women in August 2011 and has … Continue reading Alaa Murabit: What my religion really says about women

Becci Manson: Re(touching) lives through Photos

Becci Manson participated in Re(touching) the photos found in the debris of the damage in Japan in 2011 due to earthquakes and tsunami. She made a campaign in which she invited everyone to join from across the globe and participate with full enthusiasm. They were successful in their work by giving happiness to the people … Continue reading Becci Manson: Re(touching) lives through Photos

Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography

Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist born on February 8, 1944 and has traveled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these have appeared in numerous press publications and books. Touring exhibitions of this work have been presented throughout the world. Longtime gallery director Hal Gould considers Salgado … Continue reading Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography