Hot Science – Cool Talks



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NASA’s Next Mission to Mars: Searching for Life on the Red Planet
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020

NASA’s Next Mission to Mars: Searching for Life on the Red Planet

Dr. Tim Goudge
Assistant Professor, Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas

What is involved in selecting the perfect landing place for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission? What is involved in getting there? What will we find? Dr. Tim Goudge shares what makes the Jezero Crater such a perfect location, with its amazing geological formations. Registration is now available.

 
 
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Food, Climate, Equality and Our Future
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020

Food, Climate, Equality and Our Future

Dr. Raj Patel
Research Professor,
LBJ School of Public Affairs

How does food equality relate to climate change? How will this relationship change in the future and what impact will it have on our society? Award-winning author, activist and academic, Dr. Raj Patel, shares the challenges we face today and potential solutions that are leading the way towards positive change. Registration opens three weeks prior to the event date.

 
 
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From a Dinosaur’s Roar to a Bird’s Song
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020

From a Dinosaur’s Roar to a Bird’s Song

Dr. Julia Clarke
Professor, Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas

The 20th-anniversary celebration of Hot Science - Cool Talks! Based on Hollywood movies, many of us imagine that a dinosaur may have roared like a lion, tiger or bear. But what if instead of roaring, dinosaurs instead cooed? By examining birds as living descendants of dinosaurs, Dr. Julia Clarke shares how and why ancient dinosaurs may have produced sounds.