Pathway to a Post Global Warming Future (2023 Lois McGlothlin Donaldson Endowed Lecture in Physics)
March 24, 2023 | 6 PM Reception | 6:30 PM Lecture | University Center Theater
Reception and Lecture Free and Open to the Public | Convenient Parking in the Zach Curlin Parking Garage
Dr. Jeff Bennett at the University of Memphis
Join us Friday evening, at 6:00 p.m. on March 24, 2023, to witness Dr. Jeff Bennet of the University of Colorado deliver the seventh annual Lois McGlothlin Donaldson Endowed Lecture in Physics. Dr. Holley-Bockelmann will give an engaging description of the concept of gravity waves and the information they carry. She will share the excitement of the first gravity wave detection in 2015 and show how the Laser Interferometer Gravity-Wave Observatories (LIGOs) work. We will hear about discovery highlights and gain a new appreciation for gravity wave astronomy!
Dr. Jeffrey Bennett is an astrophysicist at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is an avid science educator, acclaimed author, and founder of BigKidScience.com, which generates revenue for science education. While a Visiting NASA Senior Scientist, he proposed and developed the Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC. He was a major donor in support of the Memphis Voyage Solar System, and is speaking at several related events for the UM Dept. of Physics and Materials Science. Learn more at jeffreybennett.com.