Please join us for Day One of the 41st Annual Darwin Festival! This week-long celebration runs February 10-14 and offers opportunities to explore a variety of current topics in science.
Today's events feature fascinating talks about dinosaurs and brain chemistry as well as a curated selection of videos from the popular PBS science series NOVA.
Monday, February 10 Event Lineup
9 am | Slater Lecture Hall (Meier Hall Room 444)
VIDEO: NOVA: The Day the Dinosaurs Died: Experts explore the asteroid crater to investigate how giant dinosaur beasts met their end (60 minutes)
11 am | Veterans Hall (Ellison Campus Center)
LECTURE: “New Constraints On Ancient Atmospheric Oxygen Concentrations and the Rise of North American Dinosaurs”
– Morgan Schaller, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY. Sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences and the Charles Albert Read Trust.
1:10 pm | Veterans Hall (Ellison Campus Center)
LECTURE: “A Comparative Analysis of Tryptophan Hydroxylase and Phenylalanine Hydroxylase: How Close is Close Enough?” – Cynthia Ibarra, Department of Chemistry, Boston University, Boston MA. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry/Physics and the Charles Albert Read Trust.
3:05 pm | Slater Lecture Hall (Meier Hall Room 444)
VIDEO: NOVA: Rise of the Mammals: Experts explore how mammals evolved and diversified following the extinction of the dinosaurs (60 minutes)
See the Schedules for Other Darwin Festival Events