ScienceFest Lectures at the Bradbury
Sunday, September 7 • 4:00pm–5:00pm
Heavy Lifting in Space: Building the International Space Station
John Phillips, former LANL staff member and NASA astronaut, will relate the construction and operation of the International Space Station, based on his three trips to the orbital outpost.
Tuesday, September 9 • 5:30pm–7:00pm
Climate Impacts and Feedbacks in The Arctic Ecosystems
Frozen soil is thawing across the Arctic, with consequences for the global carbon budget and energy balance that are difficult to predict. The challenge is to improve our understanding of the complex interactions between climate, frozen soil, hydrology and ecology, and to translate new knowledge into better models. Cathy Wilson, a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who specializes in hydrology and geomorphology, is working with a diverse multi-lab team to address this challenge.
Wednesday, September 10 • 5:30pm–7:00pm
Accelerating Global Forest Mortality
There is evidence for and against the hypothesis that forest mortality is accelerating and will continue to accelerate due to climate warming. Nate McDowell, an ecologist at Los Alamos Laboratory who specializes in forest health research, explores this topic in a public lecture.
Thursday, September 11 • 5:30pm–7:00pm
LANL’s Forest Management Plan
To prepare for ongoing climate change impacts to our forests, Los Alamos National Laboratory will employ adaptive management strategies to support mission requirements, security, and operational needs while preserving forest habitat.
Friday, September 12 • 5:30pm–7:00pm
Overview of Recent Climate Change Science Developments and Actions for Resilience
Chick Keller has been on the forefront of climate change science, education and communications for over 20 years. In the beginning he was a lone voice for what is now certain.‘‘We are 95% confident that most of the warming in the past 50 years is due to humans.’’ Chick Keller will explain how we know this, what science has discovered recently, and what we are doing about it.
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- Terry Hawkins: Maintaining Nuclear Stability Through Times of Transition
- Tanmoy Bhattacharya: Genetics in the Era of Big Data
- Shawn Starkenburg: Leveraging Algae
- Terry C. Wallace, Jr.: National security challenges coming in science and technology
- Eva Rose Balog: What Can We Build Out of Protein?
- Nathan Mara: Building the Iron Man Suit
- Terry Fox: What I Learned from the Trees and Flowers
- Agnes Cousin-Pilleri: Observations from Mars: ChemCam's Visit to Gale Crater
- Peter Curan: Atomic Bomb Photography
- May Neu: Radiochemistry with a Purpose!
- Audrey Smith, Emily Phillips, & Maria Musgrave: Wildlife Monitoring on the Pajarito Plateau
- Jen Payne: The Prehistory of the Pajarito Plateau
- Dick Malenfant: Experiments with the Dragon Machine
- Alan Carr: Norris Bradbury Part I
- Alan Carr: Norris Bradbury Part II
- Dan Hooks & Cary Skidmore: 70 Years of Leadership in High Explosives Science
- Paolo Pilleri: What are we made of? A history of the elements in our Universe
- Bruce Masse: The Great Comet of A.D. 1264