WBEZ | Illinois Institute of Technology, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, McCloska Auditorium http://www.wbez.org/content/illinois-institute-technology-mccormick-tribune-campus-center-mccloska-auditorium Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en CSI: Picasso http://www.wbez.org/csi-picasso-101643 <p><p>Pablo Picasso&rsquo;s (1881&ndash;1973) masterful metamorphoses extend beyond the manipulation of painted surfaces to his pioneering introduction of industrial, commonplace materials into the fine arts&#39; studio. The Art Institute of Chicago&rsquo;s 17 Picasso paintings dated from 1901 to 1959 span the artist&rsquo;s career. Using as starting point &ldquo;The Old Guitarist, 1903/04,&rdquo; a quintessential Blue Period painting, and &ldquo;The Red Armchair&rdquo; (1931), an archetypal &ldquo;Ripolin&rdquo; painting, this talk will explore how the combination of state of the art means of scientific analysis and technical imaging can shed light on the materials and methods of one of the most important artists of the 20th century. While &ldquo;The Old Guitarist, 1903/04&rdquo; represents a classic case of the artist building a new composition over previous ones, &ldquo;The Red Armchair&quot; represents an instance of the artist&rsquo;s innovative use of unconventional painting materials. This interdisciplinary talk provides an increased understanding of the connection between material choices and meaning in the oeuvre of Picasso and will provide the audience with unexpected glimpses into the artist&rsquo;s protean creativity.</p></p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/csi-picasso-101643 Energy Sustainability: Fact or Fiction http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-01-31/energy-sustainability-fact-or-fiction <p><p>The dependence on oil and other fossil fuels for over 80% of our energy and the continued emission of carbon dioxide threatening stable climate are captured in a single term: sustainability. Although we generally agree that sustainability is valuable, there is less agreement on how much sustainability is necessary or desirable. In this talk, three criteria describing increasingly strict features of sustainability will be presented and applied to evaluate the alternatives to oil and carbon dioxide emission, such as tapping unused energy flows in sunlight and wind, producing electricity without carbon emissions from clean coal and high efficiency nuclear power plants, and replacing oil with biofuel or electricity. The implementation of these more sustainable alternatives will require new cost effective nanoscale materials. The successful development of such materials will have a marked impact on the production of energy in a sustainable and environmentally benign fashion.</p></p> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 13:58:15 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-01-31/energy-sustainability-fact-or-fiction BP Oil Spill: The Cause & Prevention http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-02-24/bp-oil-spill-cause-prevention <p><p>The BP Deepwater Horizon Macondo well blowout, explosion, fire, and oil spill was the most significant economic, environmental, and societal disaster of 2010. What caused it? At the request of the US Secretary of the Interior, Kenneth Salazar, the National Academy of Engineering investigated and released a report on the causes of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout and suggested ways to prevent such a disaster from happening again. C&sup2;ST is pleased to present <strong>Dr. Arnold Stancell</strong>, former Mobil Oil senior executive and co-author of the National Academy of Engineering report, as he discusses the details of what happened on April 20, 2010 and how similar disasters might be prevented.<br /><br />Event registration and a reception start at 5 PM. The presentation starts at 6 PM.&nbsp;For advance registration, visit&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #0023e9"><a href="http://c2st.org/programs-c&sup2;st/b-p-oil-spill-the-cause">C&sup2;ST</a></span> online.</p></p> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 20:45:03 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-02-24/bp-oil-spill-cause-prevention The Moon http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-01-25/moon <p><p>The Moon has been a source of awe, worship, and inspiration for mankind since the dawn of time. From its use as a calendar to JFK&rsquo;s enthusiastic call for its exploration, the Moon has been a constant in the life of our planet and our species. Yet after six moon landings and countless probes, there are still mysteries to be solved and questions to be answered about the Moon and its true potential for humankind.</p><p>Join C2ST and representatives from The Adler Planetarium and NASA&rsquo;s Luna Institute as we view Earth&rsquo;s closest neighbor, learn about our relationship with the Moon, and discuss NASA&rsquo;s near-term strategies for exploring the Moon and why it can be a platform for the next generation of science.</p></p> Sun, 02 Jan 2011 13:03:47 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-01-25/moon