Local Legends: The Leopard Sharks of La Jolla Shores

Summertime in San Diego means the return of leopard sharks to La Jolla Shores. Contrary to popular belief, these sharks – 97% of which are pregnant females – are not giving birth or mating during their stay.

Tonight (Oct. 10) at 8, join Andy Nosal, a Scripps Ph.D. student who studies local leopards, to find out what scientists really think is going on. Discover what gadgets Nosal uses to track the sharks and learn what makes La Jolla the animals’ preferred hang out. Find out why this shark population is particularly vulnerable and how the local no-take marine reserve protects it.

Or just watch it online now!

Local Legends: The Leopard Sharks of La Jolla Shores

Jam with the Students of UCSD's Jazz Camp

Every summer, a group of talented musicians, ranging in age from 14 to adult, gather together to jam … with jazz, that is.

The five-day Jazz Camp at UC San Diego offers intermediate to advance level musicians a diverse, one-of-a-kind journey into the world of jazz with group courses and workshops, plus private lessons, jam sessions, and concerts. The camp’s extraordinary faculty of leading jazz improvisers and educators help to sharpen students’ performance skills and enrich their experience of jazz as a broad spectrum of options for musical expression.

But the students aren’t the only ones to benefit. UCSD-TV cameras were at this year’s Jazz Camp Finale Concert to capture highlights of the wonderful student ensembles performing standards and new compositions. Watch it on your TV tonight, August 10, at 8pm or get a jump on your jazz fix and enjoy it online now. No jazz hands, please.

Aging in San Diego: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go

By 2030, adults 65 and over will make up twenty percent of our population. This new “Age Wave” is an opportunity to create a roadmap of healthy aging for generations to come.

Tune in tonight (August 9) at 8pm — or watch online now — to hear from Pamela Smith, Director of San Diego County’s Aging and Independence Services, who explains how communities as well as individuals can come together to meet the needs of older adults in “Aging in San Diego: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go.” Presented by UC San Diego’s Stein Institute for Research on Aging.

Monthly Highlights- May 2012

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The “Skinny on Obesity” Takes Off on UCTV Prime

Is sugar a toxin that’s fueling the global obesity epidemic? UCTV Prime, a YouTube original channel based at UC San Diego, is in the midst of its 7-part series “The Skinny on Obesity,” featuring Dr. Robert Lustig and two of his UCSF colleagues as they tease out the science behind this alarming claim and the dire threat it poses to global public health. New episodes appear every Friday, through May 25.

The Dalai Lama Returns to San Diego (on UCSD-TV)

San Diego was abuzz in April when the Dalai Lama came to town for a whirlwind tour. If you’re one of the many who couldn’t get tickets to his sold out appearances or you missed our live stream of the events, then you’ll be happy to hear that we’re broadcasting his UCSD and USD appearances, as well as the private event held at Scripps Seaside Forum, later this month. So basically, you’re in! (Additional air dates and times at the links.)

May 21 at 9pm:

The Dalai Lama: Cultivating Peace and Justice (USD)

May 28 at 8pm:

The Global Impact of Climate Change: Balance Through Responsibility, Compassion and Human Consciousness with His Holiness, The Dalai Lama (UC San Diego)

May 28 at 9pm:

Neuroscience and the Emerging Mind: A Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Consciousness and Compassion (Scripps Seaside Forum)

UCSD-TV Joins Team CoCo!

Did you miss late night talk show host Conan O’Brien’s appearance at UC San Diego last month? We didn’t! While the comedian and his loyal “Team CoCo” fans laughed their way through his appearance in honor of 6th College’s 10th anniversary, UCSD-TV’s cameras were there to capture the good times.

Check back May 21 to see it online or wait for the broadcast in June.


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Research on Aging: Aging and Life’s Goodies: Wisdom, Resilience, and Sex

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Perspectives on Ocean Science: Seismic Networks: Observing Earthquakes from Near and Far

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Exploring Ethics: Is Henrietta Lacks Really Immortal?

“Mexico Moving Forward: Charting a Path to Prosperity” (LIVE STREAM – May 3)

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To Be Human: The Verve – How We Became Modern, with Seth Lerer

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Economics Roundtable: Replumbing the Financial System with Darrell Duffie

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Higgs Boson Discovery? NOT. Yet….But your search is over.

Here it is, the latest interpretation of the largest dataset from the CMS that was officially released this morning. After weeks of leaks, rumors and speculation it has been officially announced that the Higgs boson has been further cornered into a very narrow sliver of mass around 125GeV by independent results from both the CMS […]

CMS data showing mass range excluded and possible for the Higgs boson, December 2011

CMS data showing detail of lower mass range excluded and possible for the Higgs boson, December 2011

Here it is, the latest interpretation of the largest dataset from the CMS that was officially released this morning.

After weeks of leaks, rumors and speculation it has been officially announced that the Higgs boson has been further cornered into a very narrow sliver of mass around 125GeV by independent results from both the CMS and ATLAS detectors. This is consistent with the Standard Model and previous postulates made before the acquisition of humanity’s most powerful particle accelerator.

Is this the first evidence of the Higgs boson? It could well be, perhaps. But it is still not yet a discovery.

Why?

What do these mean?

What do they show?

And how did thousands of scientists get to this point in the search for the Higgs boson?

In this UCSD-TV video exclusive,  UC San Diego Physics Professor Vivek Sharma, director of Higgs research for the CMS detector, explains the massive efforts to discover the Higgs Boson using the LHC at CERN.

Since the search began in March 2010, I have been fortunate (very fortunate) to be able to conduct an unprecedented series of exclusive interviews with Vivek Sharma; UC San Diego Professor of Physics and director of Higgs research for the CMS, or Compact Muon Solenoid detector.He is also one of two people responsible for combining all results from both the CMS and ATLAS detectors – both involving teams of University of California physicists.

In excerpts from some of these interviews Professor Sharma, ok, Vivek, shares his insights from his unique perspective as one of the key figures at the very heart of this gargantuan effort. He provides a detailed, comprehensive but clear and accessible layman’s guide to how this massive team of researchers conducted the science and produced these results, what they look for, what they see, how they (may have) cornered the Higgs, and why they do what they do.

You will be able to understand what this shows, and why it is no longer evidence for the Higgs boson

Golden channel ZZ event

Not the Higgs. Why?

And you will be able to understand why this could be evidence for the Higgs boson.

Evidence of the Higgs boson?

You will also understand what the seemingly all-too-complex “Brazilian Flag” (above, apologies to Brazil) states so eloquently about hundreds of trillions of proton-proton collision events, putting them all in terms of the chances that what we are seeing might finally be evidence of the “God Particle”.

But more importantly, you will get a sense of why Vivek, and collectively, we, sift through this chatter and noise to find the signal of the Higgs boson, a signal that speaks to something that has always been, and will always remain, at the core of each of us.