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101 Creative Commons How can we deal with the challenge of 'data overload'? We are reaching a point where computers can no longer cope with the quantity of data collected from cosmological simulations - a problem that will grow, not only in cosmology. Pedro Ferreira 20 Aug 2012
102 Creative Commons 2.1 Recap of General Philosophy Lecture 1 Part 2.1. A brief recap on the first lecture describing how Aristotle's view of the universe, dominant throughout the middle ages in Europe, came to be gradually phased out by a modern, mechanistic view of the universe. Peter Millican 16 Mar 2010
103 Creative Commons 1.4 From Galileo to Descartes Part 1.4. Outlines Galileo's revolutionary theories of astronomy and mechanical science and introduces Descartes' (the father of modern philosophy) ideas of philosophical scepticism. Peter Millican 19 Feb 2010
104 Creative Commons 1.3 Science from Aristotle to Galileo Part 1.3. Describes briefly the Aristotelian view of the universe; the basis for natural science in Europe until the 15th century and its conflict Galileo's theories. Peter Millican 19 Feb 2010
105 Creative Commons Galaxy Zoo - The Rise and Rise of Citizen Science Chris Lintott from the Department of Astrophysics gives a talk on the increasing significant contributions members of the public are making to scientific research through websites such as Galaxy Zoo. Chris Lintott 27 Jan 2010
106 Dark Matter and Architecture in Science In the second edition of Inside Oxford Science Pedro explores dark matter and cosmic voids whilst Marcus leads a debate on whether great architecture can inspire great science. Marcus du Sautoy, Irene Tracey, Chris Lintott, Pedro Ferreira 14 Apr 2009
107 Telescopes Now Lecture 4: The Pierre Auger Observatory In the fourth and final lecture in the 'Telescopes Now' series, Professor Alan Watson talks about his work at the Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory. Alan Watson 03 Mar 2009
108 Telescopes Now Lecture 3: The Gemini Telescopes In the third in a series of lectures by senior astronomers about recent developments in telescopes, Professor Roger Davies talks about his work on the Gemini Telescopes. Roger Davies 03 Mar 2009
109 Telescopes Now Lecture 2: Jodrell Bank, the Lovell Telescope and e-MERLIN In the second in a series of lectures by senior astronomers about recent developments in the telescope, Professor Phil Diamond talks about his work at Jodrell Bank on E-Merlin, and in particular the Lovell Telescope. Phil Diamond 03 Mar 2009
110 Telescopes Now Lecture 1: The William Herschel and the Hubble telescopes In the first in a series of lectures by senior astronomers about recent developments in telescopes, Professor Alexander Boksenberg talks about his work with the William Herschel and the Hubble telescopes. Alexander Boksenberg 03 Mar 2009
111 Synaesthesia and Citizen Science Part one. The team examines the neurological condition synaesthesia and the recent Oxford study which sheds light on its genetic basis. Also explored is Galaxy Zoo, an innovative Oxford project which asks the public to help classify galaxies. Marcus du Sautoy, Irene Tracey, Chris Lintott, Pedro Ferreira 02 Mar 2009