Big Ideas for Busy People: How Do We Know What We Know—The Role of Evidence in Advancing Understanding
Thursday10/217:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This popular, fast-paced event featuring five-minute flash talks from some of UW-Madison’s biggest brains is back! Join us for a fun-filled evening at the Discovery Building – moderated by Eric Wilcots, Dean of the College of Letters & Science – as we explore how we know what we know.
- John Hawks, anthropology, Where did we come from and who are we?
- Amy Barger, astronomy, How do we know how old the universe is?
- Phil Newmark, Morgridge Institute for Research, How do we know how animals develop?
- Hilary Dugan, integrative biology, How do we know climate change is real? Lakes as a chronicle of our changing planet
- Keith Findley, law, How can we really know who dunnit – the Wisconsin Innocence Project
- Anne Pringle, botany, How can we know where fungi are – and aren’t?
This is a hybrid event. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the event.
- Event Type:
- Target Age/Grade:
- High School/College and Up
UW-Madison (Discovery Building)
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States https://discovery.wisc.edu