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Avi Rubin, Professor of Computer Science and Technical Director of JHUISI, will participate in a hearing on the security of healthcare.gov before the U.S. Congress House Subcommittee on Science, Space, and Technology at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The session will be broadcast on C-SPAN and JHUISI is inviting everyone interested to watch the session in Croft Hall 227.
Official hearing information is available at http://science.house.gov/hearing/full-committee-hearing-my-data-healthcaregov-secure
The Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute (E²SHI) invites you to an interactive session led by Pablo Suarez from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre on climate change and disaster response, and to explore how to bridge science, policy and practice. The title of the presentation is “Innovations in Managing Climate Risk: Reimagining humanitarian and development work.”
A light lunch will be served starting at 11:45 am, and Michael Klag, Dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, will give opening remarks.
The symposium is free and open to all Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students, as well as community members.
RSVP by April 5 to attend.
David M. Van Wie, PhD, will present “Hypersonics: Back to the Future.”
Hypersonics is defined as flight at speeds above Mach 5—five times the local speed of sound. Currently, there is a resurgence of interest in hypersonic systems for applications such as weapons, rapid commercial transportation, and space launch. To realize these new applications, technology advancements are needed in the areas of novel thermal protection systems, high-temperature materials, advanced guidance, navigation and control, and propulsion. For more than 60 years, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have been investigating hypersonic technologies and applications, including Frederick S. Billig’s pioneering development of scramjet engine technology. Dr. Van Wie will offer a brief history of hypersonics highlighting Dr. Billig’s contributions and will discuss ongoing technology development challenges in this area.