About the Discover Science Lecture Series

The Discover Science Lecture Series was founded by the College of Science in 2010, with the goal of bringing the country's top scientists to the University to share their knowledge, research and wisdom with the community.

"Science encompasses a wonderfully diverse collection of explorations into the unknown. We invite science lovers and the science-curious to 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," Jeff Thompson, Dean of the College of Science said.

Past speakers in the series include astrophysicists Michio Kaku and Neil deGrasse Tyson; Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic; and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

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  • Past presenter: Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • Past presenter: planetary scientist Carolyn Porco
  • Past presenter: astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Past presenter: physicist Michio Kaku
  • Past presenter: NASA's ISS Chief Scientist and College of Science alumnus Julie Robinson
  • Past presenter: Scott E. Page, author of the Diversity Bonus