Ian Orland, Research Assistant, Department of Geoscience, UW-Madison
Graduate student Ian Orland explores the general interest in global warming by looking at marine, polar, and terrestrial records of climate changes as well as explaining his own research of high resolution analysis of Sorek Cave stalagmite.
Clint Sprott Professor, Department of Physics, UW-Madison.
Visitors from other planets talk about physics in their part of the Solar system. This presentation is a part of the Wonders of Physics - UW-Madison program aimed at generating interest in physics among people of all ages and backgrounds through entertaining and educational demonstrations of physics.
Christine Marsh, Content Manager, NBII-Wildlife Disease Information Node. Milton Friend, USGS Emeritus Scientist, USGS National Wildlife Health Center
Majority of infectious diseases start with wildlife. Learn about biological and other impacts for society associated with wildlife disease and adjustments needed if society is to dampen the global wave of infectious disease.
Lori Adams-Phillips, Teaching Postdoc, Department of Plant Pathology, UW-Madison
Lori Adams-Phillips gives a brief description of the department of plant pathology at UW-Madison. She moves into a quick overview of plant-pathogen interactions before discussing her research interests and talking about Arabidopsis as a model system.
Sebastian Heinz, Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy, UW-Madison
Dr. Sebastian Heinz conducts research on the observable properties of black holes and their impact on the universe. He talks about what is currently understood about black holes, what is being done to observe and study them, and what we can learn from them.
Elliott Sober, Professor, Department of Philosophy, UW-Madison
Elliott Sober dives into the political controversy of the evolution vs. creationism by explaining a little bit of philosophy as well as history of each perspective.
Mara McDonald, Assistant Administrator, UW-Madison Laboratory of Genetics
Mara McDonald speaks about the laboratory of genetics that she works at and explains the work they do there. Their interest lies in evolutionary biology, specifically in observing and studying birds.
Clark Johnson, Professor, Department of Geoscience, UW-Madison
Professor Johnson gives a broad insight of the ins and outs of astrobiology. Everything there is to know about astrobiology from a brief overview, to our own personal participation in it.
Yi-Fu Tuan, Professor Emeritu, UW-Madison
Yi-Fu Tuan discusses his latest book entitled "Human Goodness" in which he asks the simple question, "what do we identify and recognize as good?" His book examines what qualities, actions, and characteristics we associate as being good. He looks at isolated incidences, extended periods, and a lifetime of goodness before putting these all together.
Tom Link, son of UW-Madison biochemist Karl Paul Link and Dave Nelson, UW-Madison Professor of Biochemistry
Explore the history behind the drug, Warfarin- how it went from a rat pesticide to helping prevent blood clots- and the life of the scientist behind it, Karl Paul Link.