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

Executive Vice President and Provost of the University of Nevada, Reno | Founder of Discover Science Lecture Series

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Curious about past speakers?

Read articles about past Discover Science Lecture Series speakers and glean thought-provoking insights on a wide scope of scientific issues.

Discover Science, the podcast!

Listen in on in-depth conversations with some of the world's leading scientists and researchers. New from the College of Science, the Discover Science podcast is an offshoot of the lecture series by the same name. Join us and dig in on the science that is changing our world. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts!

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Major support for Discover Science is provided by Lala Placey in memory of Dale L. Placey.

Major funding is also provided by Mick Hitchcock and Nevada National Security Sites.

Thank you to those who have provided additional support to the Discover Science Lecture Series during the 2023-2024 season:

Anne Bolstad

Scott and Jane Carey

Ralph and Barbara Courtnay

Captain Forrest Fasig

Christopher Henry

Francine P. Mannix

Jim Megquier

Marsha and Lynwood Read

Gunes Kaplan and Ali Sakallioglu

Jeffrey Ostomel and Connie Steinheimer

Susan L. Stewart

Eric D. Wirthlin