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.
Explore science wonders!
From lemurs, to coral reefs, dinosaurs to Mars, Hot Science - Cool Talks brings leading scientists and their research to you.
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.
Top 10 Healthcare Problems
Dr. Clay Johnston, Dean of the Dell Medical School, shares the list of top 10 problems with healthcare.
What are lemurs like?
Discover the secrets behind these enigmatic animals with wide eye stares and amazing leaping abilities! Dr. Rebecca Lewis shares her research on the behavior, social relationships, and power in these unusual primates.
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.
Lucy's Last Moments
What can Lucy's fossil tell us about her life and death? Dr. John Kappelman unravels the secrets behind a 3.2-million-year-old mystery.
Is Climate Changing?
What is the difference between weather and climate? Is climate really changing? Dr. Katharine Hayhoe shares insights about climate change.
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.
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.
Can We Tell What Dinosaurs Looked Like?
How are birds and dinosaurs related? What did they really look like? Dr. Julia Clarke shares the secret lives of dinosaurs.
The Six America’s of Global Warming
Award-winning communicator and climate scientist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe discusses the "Six Americas of Global Warming".
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020
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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020
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.
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020
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.