Saturday mornings January 18 through February 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Unless otherwise noted, talks will be held in 101 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park Campus.
Parking near the lectures is in the Eisenhower Parking Deck on Eisenhower Road and in the HUB Parking Deck on Shortlidge Road.
The lecture series follows the Penn State University Park closings and delays policies. Essentially, if the University Park campus is closed then the lecture series will not occur. Individuals can stay informed of delays and cancellations by using Penn State's PSUAlert system, Twitter account, the Penn State News website, and WPSU TV and radio.
January 18, 2020
How do scientists study climate, and how do they make projections about future climate? What is the role that statistics plays in climate science? Murali Haran provides answers to these questions.
January 25, 2020
Pamela Soltis presents how herbarium data can characterize ecological niches of Florida flora and predict future changes in plant diversity.
February 1, 2020
Ephraim Hanks examines animal movement GPS data and how they define population-level structure, connectivity, and fitness.
February 8, 2020
Eric Ford discusses modeling tools used to deduce the distribution of planets and planetary systems to determine plans for future space observatories.
February 15, 2020
Katriona Shea overviews the use of mathematical modeling approaches in disease settings
February 22, 2020
Kateryna Makova will discuss the analysis of various genomics and omics data related to mutations and childhood obesity.
Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about physical access provided you may call 814-867-5830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of your participation or visit.
The lecture series was founded by Abhay Ashtekar, founding Director of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos and a member of the National Academy of Science. It owes its success to Barbara Kennedy, who presided over the series during its first 25 years, making it one of the most successful science outreach events in central Pennsylvania.