science talk for families

Science Talk for Families — Richard Schwartz

Richard Schwartz
Chancellor’s Professor of Mathematics, Brown University
October 10, 2015
Richard Schwartz, Member (2003–04) in the School of Mathematics and the Chancellor’s Professor of Mathematics at Brown University, will talk about really large numbers, as well as the different sizes of infinity and the different forms of infinite space. He will illustrate the talk with excerpts from his books, Really Big Numbers, Life on the Infinite Farm, and Gallery of the Infinite. All children and families are welcome. The talk is geared for ages 8 and up.

Science Talk for Families- Jo Bovy

Jo Bovy, Member
John N. Bahcall Fellow, School of Natural Sciences
March 7, 2015
Jo Bovy, John N. Bahcall Fellow in the School of Natural Sciences, talks about stars, planets, and gases that make up galaxies, the dark matter that holds them together, and the history of our own Milky Way galaxy in this talk geared for children and families.

Science Talk for Families - Stars and Supernovae

Boaz Katz
John N. Bahcall Fellow, School of Natural Sciences
April 29, 2014
In this Science for Families talk, Boaz Katz, John N. Bahcall Fellow in the School of Natural Sciences explores stars and supernovae. One of the most striking facts that we know about the cosmos is that most of the chemical elements that ­constitute matter, including our bodies, were produced inside stars and ­distributed by their explosions. It is amazing how much we know about these distant objects that look like dots in the sky. It is ­mind-­blowing that the distant stars and their ­explosions turned out to be crucial for our ­existence.

Science Talk for Families - The Smallest Particles

Robbert Dijkgraaf
November 16, 2013
One of the most amazing things we discovered in science is that everything is made of small particles. It's the properties of these molecules, atoms, nuclei, and elementary particles that allow us to answer ­simple questions like: why is grass green? Or, why is the sky blue? But how small are these particles? And how did we discover them? And does the search ever stop? To answer these questions we have to step into a world of wonder and magic.