Women in Science: Distinguished Guest Speaker Series

The College of Science is thrilled to introduce the upcoming Women in Science: Distinguished Speaker Series. We've lined up renowned speakers from diverse fields to inspire and enlighten you. Join us in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 for these enlightening events; stay tuned for the confirmed dates!

Immerse yourself in captivating discussions, gain valuable knowledge, and connect with like-minded individuals with a passion for science. Whether you're an aspiring scientist, a seasoned professional, or simply curious about the science wonders, this series of events promises to be an engaging and enlightening experience.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a renowned expert in the field and be inspired by their journey. Get ready to be amazed by the achievements of women in science!

Astronomy Speaker: Dr. Risa Wechsler. October 24th, 2023

Dr. Wechsler and her group work on a range of topics in cosmology and astrophysics, with a focus on the formation of cosmological structure in the Universe, its impact on galaxy formation, and its use in determining the nature of dark matter and dark energy. Dr. Wechsler’s group builds and analyzes numerical simulations and develops models of galaxy formation for comparison with large observational datasets, and develops new techniques to learn about the dark side of the Universe from these data. Her group is actively involved in the ongoing Dark Energy Survey (DES), as well as the largest future planned surveys, including the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).

Location: INTUITIVE® Planetarium at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Huntsville, AL.

Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm


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