Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Science Goes ZOOM!

My good friends at the Secret Science Club are engaged in a grand experiment, an online lecture. This inaugural lecture is a talk by Dr Priyamvada Natarajan of Yale University. Dr Natarajan is a SSC alumna, or as Margaret put it a 'repeat offender'. Since this is an experiment, Margaret asked me not to post the ZOOM ID and password, because she didn't want a 'Zoombombing'. She assured me that the presentation would be posted online at a later date.

Dr Natarajan's intro was quite lovely, she expressed a strange feeling about doing astrophysics research when the needs of the here and now are so dire, but that it is important to have dreamers pondering far away matters.

Right now, there are over four hundred participants in this event, if you want to get on the mailing list, check out the Secret Science Club site and get on the list. Margaret and Dorian will be working to expand this series. In the meantime, you can check out my writeups of Dr Natarajan's previous lectures.

When the video of the lecture is available, I will most assuredly post it.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Dr Natarajan suggested checking out these simulations created by one of her colleagues.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It was sweet, one question was from an 8 year old who, having seen the Good Doctor on Nova, is a fangirl.

Dr Natarajan closed the lecture by stating "The Universe never disappoints."

My friend Margaret responded, "Dr Natarajan never disappoints."

Hear Hear!

I will definitely post the video as soon as possible.