Interdisciplinary Physics: Part — III

Interdisciplinary Physics: Task - III

You will watch a video film about the Stanford Photonics Research Center (SPRC).
As you watch, for questions 14-20 choose the best answer (A, B or C).

14) What is the major purpose for collaboration of the Stanford Photonics Research Center (SPRC) with commercial companies?
A) To provide better opportunities for students’ training and employment.
B) To provide practical education for students on the west coast.
C) To do relevant research for businesses.
15) What is NOT TRUE about Meredith Lee’s experience at Stanford?
A) She is working on optical sensors for detecting biomolecules.
B) She appreciates the opportunity to deal with people from different backgrounds.
C) She is studying for a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
16) What is TRUE about Kevin Loewke?
A) He is working on his PhD dissertation now.
B) He was involved in some interdisciplinary project.
C) He is a research scientist in the Stanford School of Medicine.
17) Why did the SPRC, the Stanford Biorobotics Lab and the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine join the same project?
A) To improve image analysis techniques for applications in biology.
B) To combine knowledge from different fields for solving some problems in biology.
C) To launch a start-up company.
18) What is Thomas O’Sullivan’s research at Stanford aimed at?
A) Miniaturizing biosensors so that they can be put inside living subjects.
B) Collecting different data from experiments on animal subjects.
C) Creating absolutely new type of optical biosensors.
19) What new capabilities can this research bring about in the future if it is a success?
A) To do testing of new drugs on patients not only on animal subjects.
B) To treat many diseases more effectively.
C) To implant miniaturized sensors into patients for monitoring disease risks in real time.
20) What does Thomas O’Sullivan find especially great about Stanford?
A) It has an excellent semiconductor fab where he can make his chips.
B) It has all the necessary facilities for interdisciplinary research on its campus.
C) It provides a unique opportunity to apply research findings in practice.