What is Hot Science - Cool Talks?
Hot Science - Cool Talks brings leading scientists and their research to you!
Why are Bees Important Pollinators?
What is pollination? Why is important and how do bees play an important role? Dr. Shalene Jha shares secrets about bees.
Is Climate Changing?
What is the difference between weather and climate? Is climate really changing?
The Amazing Mission to Pluto
Dr. Alan Stern shares the amazing journey more than 3 billion miles and ten years in the making, the New Horizons Mission.
Some Like It Hot, Hot, Hot
Primates and rainforests in West Texas? Dr. Christopher Kirk takes us back to a time when you would encounter curious primates in Texas.
Top 10 Healthcare Problems
Dr. Clay Johnston, Dean of the Dell Medical School, shares the list of top 10 problems with healthcare.
Is Climate Change Good or Bad?
Climate scientist and award winning communicator Dr. Katharine Hayhoe explains if climate change is good or bad and how it affects Texas.
How a Salamander Saved a City
Dr. David Hillis shares how the Barton Springs salamander was identified as an endangered species and its impact in Austin's economic development.
What Might Dinosaurs Sound Like?
Many people imagine dinosaurs as these giant lizards but how are birds and dinosaurs related? What did they sound like? Dr. Julia Clarke shares the secret lives of dinosaurs.
What is a Drone?
Drones have been all over the media as well as our imaginations. Dr. Todd Humphreys shares what’s real and what’s possible for these remarkable flying machines.
The Six Americas of Global Warming
Award winning communicator and climate scientist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe discusses the "Six Americas of Global Warming".
Can We Tell What Dinosaurs Looked Like?
How are birds and dinosaurs related? How did they really looked like? Dr. Julia Clarke shares the secret lives of dinosaurs.
Upcoming Hot Science – Cool Talks event!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Director, Climate Science Center
Dr. Michael Webber, Deputy Director, Energy Institute
Evan Smith, CEO & co-founder, Texas Tribune (moderator)
Guy Forsyth, Musician
Texas is a demographic and climatic hot spot. In the 21st century, our region is projected to undergo a doubling of its population and a shift to a more drought-prone climate. This poses synergistic challenges for our state's resources, economy, cities, and public health. 21st Century Texas is a lively discussion of Texas’s challenges and potential solutions by leading experts in their fields.
Each year, the Environmental Science Institute raises $100,000 support from foundations, corporations, and friends to produce our Hot Science – Cool Talks events. Due to the tremendous success of Dr. Hayhoe’s talk at the Paramount Theatre during the 2016-17 season, we have agreed to again partner with the Paramount for another incredible evening. You can support Hot Science - Cool Talks by purchasing tickets to this special evening at the Paramount Theatre, today!
The University of Texas at Austin announced in October 2017 that it would invest institutionally in a multi-year research grand challenge focused on more accurately predicting future scenarios for Texas, given the dual stressors of climate extremes and rapid urbanization. This research initiative, also titled "Planet Texas 2050," involves faculty and staff researchers from UT’s Jackson School of Geosciences, Environmental Science Institute, Bureau of Economic Geology, School of Architecture, College of Liberal Arts, Cockrell School of Engineering, Dell Medical School, and 9 additional academic units on campus. To learn more about the Planet Texas 2050 research grand challenge visit research.utexas.edu.