Curiosity Drives Progress Lecture Series: Giants of Earth and Space
The Curiosity Drives Progress Lecture Series showcases CSE's top faculty. Our next installment will highlight the work of two distinguished CSE professors who are unlocking the mysteries of a presence in our everyday lives, the Sun, and of our world's past, dinosaurs. View full presentation descriptions on the CSE public lecture website.
- "The Star in our Backyard: The Science Behind Solar Storms"—Lindsay Glesener, Assistant Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy—The Sun offers us a special window into the universe by allowing us to study astrophysics in our own neighborhood. Glesener will describe what we currently know about the physics behind solar flares and what we hope to learn in the future with new telescopes.
- "Peering Through a Microscope at Gigantic Dinosaurs"—Peter Makovicky, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences—By examining microscopic details in cross-sections of predatory non-avian dinosaur bones, we can quantify the rates at which these extreme animals grew, whether they all followed a common or divergent growth strategies, and how this relates to the biology of the only living dinosaurs, birds.