The back-and-forth commentary and remarks from the panelists were stellar, and it is mighty impressive that Cornell managed to pull together such impressive panelists.
However, the questions posed were in my opinion, subpar and did little to expand upon the conversation. For any talk that will draw a large audience, I think it is necessary for the moderator or some facilitator to review questions before they get posed to the panel, perhaps through Twitter or by simply handing in written questions.
The 2014 Spring Bethe Lectures were excellent. Dr. Awschalom provided a clear explanation of his work with NV centers in quantum information.
Prof. Vengalattore delivered an excellent colloquium.
Very good! Excellent and knowledgeable speaker.
This is a great venue.