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MIT World

MIT World offers free streaming video lectures of speakers at events that occur at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The lectures cover a wide range of topics, but most are in the area of technology, science, politics, business, and where these areas intersect. Frequent speakers include Noam Chomsky, Lester Thurow, Walter Lewin, along with single lectures from Thomas L. Friedman, Jack Welch, Michael Dell, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and many other leading thinkers and leaders in a variety of fields. All streaming video is of exceptional quality.


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by Arnold Barnett
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Somehow Arnold Barnett manages to massage the subject of airline accidents into a breezy and sometimes comforting talk on statistical probabilities

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by Barack Obama
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Barack Obama came to MIT not just to praise the Institute's leading edge energy research but to encourage all of America’s “heirs to a legacy of innovation” in their pursuit of discovery.

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by Elly Nedivi
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In this lecture Elly Nedivi provides an overview on the basics of brain anatomy, working her way up the spinal column to the deepest recesses of the cerebral cortex.

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by Alan Alda
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You wouldn’t know that Alan Alda felt nervous in advance of addressing this audience of neuroscientists. In his trademark style, Alda chats up the crowd like an old friend, sharing anecdotes involving one of his great pursuits: “I love to talk to scientists,” he says.

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by Sylvia Nasar
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Dr. Sylvia Nasar, the author of "A Beautiful Mind" tells the extraordinary story of mathematician John Nash…

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by Walter Lewin
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We know that some stars exist because we can see them with our own eyes. In this lecture Walter Lewin provides illuminating evidence of stars we cannot see.

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by Charles Townes
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The Nobel Prize-winning physicist talks about various aspects of our galaxy, and discusses new methods in astronomy and astrophysics.

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by Steven Pinker
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Our conceptions of human nature affect every aspect of our lives, from the way we raise our children to the political movements we embrace.

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by Earl Miller
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We often take it for granted that we know the difference between a cat and a dog. Where and how do we store the visual information that categorizes “catness” in our minds, so that the next time we see a cat, we know that it is not a dog?

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by Richard M. Daley
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Without much national fanfare, Chicago has transformed itself into a paragon of green virtue.

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