2023 Saturday Science Lectures

We invite you to join us for, we think, an interesting and exciting series of Saturday Science @ LSU featuring presentations for high school students, teachers, and the public.

All the lectures will be held at EBR Main Library, Main Room, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge 70806. 

We hope you will join us, and will look forward to seeing you and your students.


For more information, contact:

Dr. Param Singh • Physics and Astronomy • 225-578-7513 • psingh@lsu.edu

Dr. Ravi Rau • Physics and Astronomy • 225-578-6841 • ravirau@lsu.edu


Date Title of Talk Speaker - Department time at EBRPL
January 21, 2023 "Below the Sea Floor in Belize: Discovering Ancient Maya Sites submerged by Sea-level rise" Heather McKillop, Thomas & Lillian Landrum Alumni Professor, LSU Geography & Anthropology 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
February 18, 2023 "LSU CAMPUS MOUNDS: Oldest man-made structures in the Americas" Brooks Ellwood, Emeritus Professor,  LSU Geology & Geophysics 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
SUNDAY February 26, 2023 "A journey to the Big Bang and Beyond" Parampreet Singh, Professor, LSU Physics & Astronomy 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, March 12, 2023 "How Earth Came to Be: From the Big Bang to Planet Formation" Matthew Penny, Assistant Professor, LSU Physics & Astronomy 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
March 25, 2023 "The First Exciting Discoveries with the James Webb Space Telescope" Geoffery Clayton, Ball Family Distinguished Professor, LSU Physics & Astronomy 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
April 22, 2023 "Some stars attract each other, dance, and merge together" Juhan Frank, Lorraine and Leon August Professor, LSU Physics & Astronomy 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
October 28, 2023 "How a Gravitational Wave Observatory Really Works" Joseph A. Giaime, Professor at LSU Dept. of Physics & Astronomy and Observatory Head at LIGO-Livingston  1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
November 4, 2023 "How to make Molecular Movies: An Introduction to Molecular Simulations" Revati Kumar, Associate Professor, LSU Chemistry 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.