Program
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Eckhardt Research Center, The University of Chicago
5640 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL, 60637


Breakfast
Astro Lounge, 5th Floor (Rm 501), Eckhardt Research Center
8:30 - 9:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions
KICP Lounge, 4th Floor (Rm 401), Eckhardt Research Center

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Daniel Diermeier, Dean, Harris School of Public Policy and Emmett Dedmon Professor of Public Administration, the University of Chicago

Edward (Rocky) Kolb, Dean, Physical Sciences Division; Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago

Art and Railroad History
KICP Lounge, 4th Floor
Session Chair
Edward (Rocky) Kolb, Dean, Physical Sciences Division; Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Chicago and The Art of The Santa Fe Railway
Caroline Fernald, School of Art and Art History, University of Oklahoma

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Story of the Indiana Rail Road: Railroad Renaissance
Thomas Hoback, Former President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, The Indiana Rail Road

lunch
Astro Lounge, 5th Floor
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Politics and Policy
KICP Lounge, 4th Floor
Session Chair
Michael S. Turner, Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Bruce V. & Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The University of Chicago

1:00 - 2:00 PM

The Inside Game and the Outside Game
Michael Lubell, Mark W. Zemansky Professor of Physics, The City College of New York; and Director of Public Affairs, American Physical Society

2:00 - 3:00 PM

The Science in Policy: Taking Account of Science in Urgent Policy Decisions
Dimitri Kusnezov, Chief Scientist and Senior Advisor to the Secretary, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy

Coffee break
Astro Lounge, 5th Floor
3:00 - 3:30 PM

Computer Modeling and Simulation
KICP Lounge, 4th Floor
Session Chair
Ian T. Foster, the Director of the Computation Institute, The University of Chicago

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Advising Policy Makers Under Deep Uncertainty: The Example of Climate Change
Robert Rosner, William E. Rather Distinguished Service Professor; Former Director, Argonne National Laboratory; Founding Director, Flash Center for Computational Science; and Founding Director, Energy Policy Institute Chicago, The University of Chicago

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Studying the Origin of Cosmic Magnetic Fields Using High-Intensity Laser Experiments
Gianluca Gregori, Professor, Department of Physics, Oxford University; and Visiting Professor, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The University of Chicago

Reception and Dinner
6:00 - 7:00 PM - Reception, Astro Lounge and Deck, 5th floor, Eckhardt Research Center

7:00 - 10:00 PM - Dinner, 1st floor Auditorium (Rm 161), Eckhardt Research Center

Keynote After Dinner Speaker
Introduction of the Keynote After Dinner Speaker
Angela V. Olinto, Homer J. Livingston Professor and Chair Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The University of Chicago

A Physicist Goes to Washington
The Honorable G. William ("Bill") Foster, Former Businessman; Former Physicist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; and U. S. Representative for the 11th Congressional District of Illinois