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Frederick Coolidge of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, will give a Zoom-only Colloquium talk titled “The Evolution of Language.” While the presence of different languages throughout the world is undeniable, the origin of language and its evolution is highly contentious. The Colloquium talk explains why Chomsky is wrong, how language did evolve, why people speak, and why the most popular topic in all the world’s cultures is gossip.

On Wednesday, April 1, at 4 p.m., Frederick Coolidge of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, will give a Zoom-only Colloquium talk titled “The Evolution of Language.” Visit the event page for information on the talk and on how to connect by Zoom.

March 13, 2020 update: This event has been postponed. We will reschedule for a later date. The third annual Fermilab Women’s Tea Talk will be held on Tuesday, March 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The talks will be in Wilson Hall One West and a networking session will follow in the second floor art gallery. At the Tea Talk, you will have the opportunity to listen to several lab women talk about how they came to Fermilab and what…

March 13, 2020 update: This event has been postponed. We will reschedule for a later date. The third annual Fermilab Women’s Tea Talk will be held on Tuesday, March 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The talks will be in Wilson Hall One West and a networking session will follow in the second floor art gallery. At the Tea Talk, you will have the opportunity to listen to several lab women talk about how they came to Fermilab and what…

Mark your calendars: On Wednesday, March 25, the Chicago Council on Science and Technology presents “Quantum Computing,” featuring Fermilab Deputy Director for Research Joe Lykken and Fermilab Deputy Head of Quantum Science Farah Fahim. Northwestern University’s Prem Kumar is also a featured guest. Quantum computing could spur the development of new breakthroughs in science, medications to save lives, machine learning methods to diagnose illnesses sooner, materials to make more efficient devices and structures, financial strategies to live well in retirement,…

From Kane County Chronicle, Feb. 24, 2020: Join Fermilab scientist emeritus Paul Mantsch at the St. Charles Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. as he explains how the realms of the atom and the cosmos are intimately connected to each other – and to us. This special presentation will feature the story of discovery at Fermilab: past, present, future.

Lisa Randall, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World Sunday, March 1, 4 p.m. Book signing to follow lecture. Educator reception at 6 p.m. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage During this talk, Randall explores the latest developments in physics that have the potential to radically revise our understanding of the world: its makeup, its evolution and the fundamental forces that drive its operation. An expert on both particle physics (the study…

The central issue in Philosophy of Mind is the Mind-Body problem: How can something like the material brain produce something like the non-material mind?  And how can they interact with each other?  In this presentation we will survey some of the different positions people take in regards to the mind-body problem and discuss some objections to each. Dr. Johnson received a MA and PhD in Social/Organizational-Industrial Psychology and a MA in Communication from Northern Illinois University.  She received a B.S….