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Big Picture Science coming to Notre Dame

January 26, 2015 • Categories: News

The College of Science welcomes Big Picture Science to Notre Dame! Big Picture Science is a national radio show and podcast that connects new ideas in science and technology in surprising and humorous ways in order to explore breakthroughs in research and their implications.

Hosts Seth Shostak and Molly Bentley will record interviews with several Notre Dame science faculty in front of a live audience for future broadcasts of the show.

Big Picture Science Recording

Wednesday, February, 4
Eck Visitors Center Auditorium
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

The event is free, but ticketed. Tickets are available on a first-come, first serve basis.  You may pick up your tickets in-person from Jenna Rangel at the College of Science, 215 Jordan Hall, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Seating is general admission, so please arrive early. Five minutes before the show, any open seats will be released to anyone waiting without a ticket.

 

About Big Picture Science

Hosted by SETI Institute astronomer Seth Shostak and science journalist Molly Bentley, Big Picture Science features top scientists to reveal unexpected connections between diverse scientific fields. In each one-hour episode, Seth and Molly begin at point A with an idea or premise and explore it through storytelling, interviews, and their particular brand of humor, to arrive at point Z, where they hope to leave you with some surprising answers, a few compelling new questions, and an itch to share them with others. Also, a sense that science is fun!

Shows might examine how a new orbiting telescope is positioned to answer fundamental questions about the nature of the universe. Or it might feature biologists deploying powerful genetic tools to bring back extinct species, going on to ask, is it ethical to reanimate a wooly mammoth and where would you house him?

Big Picture Science is independently-produced at the SETI Institute and carried through NPR’s Public Radio Satellite System. In addition to Seth and Molly, the team includes Gary Niederhoff, producer, and Barbara Vance, assistant producer. Big Picture Science airs on more than 100 radio stations across the country, including locally on WVPE.

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