Discover Science Lecture Series
Stimulating discussion from renowned scientists
Since its debut in 2010, the Discover Science Lecture Series has served as the College of Science's premier community engagement event, bringing some of the top scientists from America and around the world to the University of Nevada, Reno campus to present their knowledge and insights through engaging lectures at the Redfield Auditorium in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center. Click here for a campus map.
Each Discover Science lecture begins at 7 pm in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center's Redfield Auditorium (RM 110). Seating for all Discover Science lectures is available on a first come, first served basis. All lectures are free of charge. Free parking is available on the top level of the Brian J. Whalen Parking garage located on North Virginia Street.
"Science encompasses a wonderfully diverse collection of explorations into the unknown," said Dean Jeff Thompson of the College of Science. "Join us and experience the extent of the science universe as the best scientists on the planet visit the University of Nevada, Reno for our Discover Science Lecture Series."
October 13, 2016
Chief Astronomer and Director of the Fels Planetarium at The Franklin Institute & NASA Solar System Ambassador
November 10, 2016
UCLA professor (Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry) and author of "A Tale of Seven Elements" and other acclaimed academic books, articles and featured via numerous media appearances
February 16, 2017
Award winning professor of Biology and Bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology presents his fascinating discoveries in insect behavior, physiology and evolution
March 16, 2017
A veteran of the Voyager mission, Porco is leading the imaging science of the Cassini Mission presently in orbit around Saturn
May 9, 2017
Cornell professor, world's foremost expert on the biology of snakes and a proponent of re-populating North America with big game
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About Our Discover Science Speakers
The award-winning author and professor will discuss how natural history influences values
Celebrated herpetologist and rewilding proponent Harry W. Green will talk snakes and returning developed land to its natural state
Discover Science Lecture Series takes a spin through the solar system on March 16
Discover Science Lecture Series turns its eyes to the sky March 16 as part of the series
Michael Dickinson, will speak as part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Discover Science Lecture Series
Michael Dickinson to present Feb. 16 in free Discover Science Lecture Series at University of Nevada, Reno
Next speaker in the Discover Science Lecture Series Oct. 13 at University of Nevada, Reno
Robert Williams is next speaker for the Discover Science Lecture Series, April 21
10/27/2015 • Mike Wolterbeek
Next speaker in the Discover Science Lecture Series at University of Nevada, Reno.
5/1/2015 • Mike Wolterbeek
Zeb Hogan, researcher and Monster Fish expert, to talk about big fish at College of Science’s Discover Science lecture May 7
4/17/2015 • Mike Wolterbeek
Monster Fish expert Zeb Hogan to talk about big fish at Discover Science Lecture Series May 7
3/19/2015 • Mike Wolterbeek
Monster fish, two dozen species of large freshwater fish weighing more than 200 pounds, are an alarming indicator of the health of aquatic ecosystems around the world.