He did speak briefly in the question and answer about how America is about to realize they are not leading the world in science and technology, thanks to the Large Hadron Collider. There was spontaneous applause. As one of the people that impulsively started clapping when he said it, I wonder if there were a lot of people like me in the audience -- bitter, out-of-work scientists. Because it is sort of a strange thing to applaud. We suck! Yeah! I suppose it was just nice to hear somebody say it out loud. Part of that whole scientific process. Once you define the problem you are on the way to solving it.
All the ways the universe wants to kill us.
- Frail Biology
- **Not** 2012
- Global Warming (death by hydrogen sulfide)
- Asteroid Impact
- Black Hole
- Gamma Ray Bursts
- Red Giant
- Colliding Galaxies
- End of the Universe
This list is for the students who were supposed to go to the lecture and write down the bullet points for extra credit (I know that's what they were doing because they got up and left the minute he said "this is the last slide.") Now to redeem yourselves click an ad on a scientist's blog today, you juvenile deliquents.
(all pictures taken by me from waaay up in this icebox of a balcony. With megaoverzoom, high speed night mode, and photoshop this was the best I could do.)