Physics Colloquium, "Lecture by Dr. Marko Popovic," Assistant Adjunct Professor, WPI Physics Department

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Date & Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: College
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WPI: Olin Hall
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Cost: FREE
Sponsored by: WPI Physics Department
Description: Dr Marko B Popovic research interest ranges from human neuro-sensory-motor organization, engineering systems that can assist and augment human, to high energy particle physics and cosmology.
During the first half of lecture Dr Popovic will give an overview of his research at MIT on human biomechanics, intelligent orthotic and prosthetic devices and new generation Internet.
During the second half of lecture Dr Popovic will outline his current research on still puzzling Higgs particle, the electroweak symmetry breaking and potential connection with cosmology.
The Large Hadron Collider, the biggest ever endeavor in the fundamental particle physics research, started collecting high-energy data (on the order 7 TeV) earlier this year. Dr Popovic will converse arguments to support expectation that we will soon witness a tremendous paradigm shift in our understanding of fundamental physical laws, conceivably space-time structure and dynamics of the Universe.
Dr Popovic received PhD degree in theoretical particle physics from Boston University in 2001. During 2001/2 school year he simultaneously had two postdoctoral appointments in two different fields; one at Harvard University, Physics Department and one at MIT, AI Lab. Since then his research mainly focused on human biomechanics, physics of dynamics balance, AI, robotics, health science and technology and most recently E-banking, all at MIT. Dr Popovic authored about twenty peer-reviewed publications cited by close to 400 other research publications. Results of his work are showcased by CNN, TIME magazine, National Geographic and many other domestic and overseas media.
Dr Popovic had honor to officially give the name to the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). He is one of the founders of the MIT Biomechatronics Group and a member of the team praised for the best innovation in Health in 2007 by CNN and Time Magazine. During 2008 Dr Popovic led the MIT Center for Future Banking at MIT Media Lab as its founding Projects Manager. Last year he chaired the Summit Conference on Future Networks: Economy, Energy and Health, held at MIT. He was also part time involved with creation of a new generation Internet.
Dr Popovic is father of two. In spare time he plays piano and composes music.

Refreshments will be served in Olin Hall 118 at 3:30 P.M.
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Phone: 508-831-5258
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