Saturday Science @ LSU

Saturday Science

2017-2018 Public Lecturesfacebook

This year's Saturday Science @ LSU series of lectures for high school students, teachers, and the public will begin on September 16, 2017. We invite you to join us for, we think, an interesting and exciting series.

All the lectures will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM in 130 Nicholson Hall on the Saturday's listed below at LSU, Baton Rouge. 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 •

Dr. Ravi Rau • Physics and Astronomy • 225-578-6841 •

Date Title of Talk Speaker-Department
September 16, 2017

"Systems Thinking and Ecosystem Design:

Applications to Restoring Coastal Louisiana"

Robert R. Twilley, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Science
October 21, 2017 “Solar eclipses that changed history” Bradley Schaefer, Physics & Astronomy
November 18, 2017 “Hunting microbes upon the coastal sea” Cameron Thrash, Biological Sciences
December 2, 2017 "Bayou Corne: Bubbles and Trouble" Carol Wicks, Geology & Geophysics
January 27, 2018 “The underwater forest: a time capsule from the last ice age” Kristine Delong, Geography & Anthropology
February 17, 2018

"Exercise and the Role of Mightychondria
in Health and Disease"

Nick Broskey, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

March 17, 2018 “Using technology to understand mental illness” Alex Cohen,  Psychology
April 21, 2018 "A Journey into the World of Peptidomimetic Polymers:
Twists, Turns and Discovery"
Donghui Zhang, Chemistry
September 15, 2018 "Modeling Nuclei with Supercomputers"

Kristina Launey,  Physics & Astronomy

October 6, 2018 "Tips for Analyzing and Resolving Conflict"

James Honeycutt, Communication Studies

November 10, 2018 "The role of Wildlife Rehabilitation in Our Communities"

Javier Nevarez, School of Veterinary Medicine

December 1, 2018 “Food Choice: How does the brain help you decide what to eat?”

Cristal Hill, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

February 23, 2019 “Microplastics in Louisiana Coastal Waters and the Role of the Mississippi River”

Mark Benfield, College of the Coast & Environment

March 23, 2019 “Stars that go Boom - Supernovae”

Manos Chatzopoulos, Physics & Astronomy

April 27, 2019 "Macrophages: Major Cellular Players in Lung Diseases"

Yogesh Saini, School of Veterinary Medicine


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