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The Discover Science Lecture Series at the University of Nevada, Reno brings renowned scientists and science lecturers from around the country to share their knowledge with the community.

"Science encompasses a wonderfully diverse collection of explorations into the unknown," said Jeff Thompson, executive vice president and provost of the University and founder of the Discover Science Lecture Series. "Come and experience the universe of science as the best scientists on the planet visit Nevada for our lecture series. It's a wonderful opportunity for students, faculty and the public."

Lectures are held in the evening at 7 p.m. in the Redfield Auditorium in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center on the University campus. Admission is free and on a first come basis. Parking is reserved for the event on the top level of the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex on North Virginia Street, next to the E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center. For more information, call (775) 784-4591 or visit the Discover Science Lecture Series website.

Jevin West - Thursday, February 22, 2024. "The Rise of Misinformation In and About Science." Jevin West is an Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. Turning the proverbial microscope on science itself, this talk will explore some of the mechanisms spreading misinformation in and about science and propose interventions to reduce its spread. The lecture is free, but you are asked to register to attend.

Al Sacco, Jr. - Thursday, April 25, 2024, 7 p.m. "16 Days in Space." What discoveries can be made in space? Astronaut and chemical engineer Al Sacco, Jr. shares his firsthand experience aboard the 1995 Columbia Space Shuttle mission and what scientific findings came from conducting experiments 170 miles above Earth. Before the mission, Sacco trained to live and work in microgravity, but nothing could prepare him for the profound experience of looking to earth and the universe from orbit. The lecture is free, but you are asked to register to attend.

Source: University of Nevada, Reno.

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Davidson Mathematics and Science Center at University of Nevada, Reno. Photo courtesy UNR.

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