Discovery Lecture Series

Renowned scientists, engineers and mathematicians will host lectures on a plethora of research topics during the four weeks COSMOS operates. The lecturers usually focus on their current research, as the presentations are designed to introduce students to the wide variety of STEM subjects and research taking place at University of California campuses, expanding their learning outside of their cluster topics. Discovery Lectures are held Monday and Wednesday, are required by all COSMOS students to attend, and are open to the entire campus community to attend as well.

Below is the list of discovery lectures:

All lectures take place on the UCSC Campus and are from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

All lectures are located at UCSC Classroom Unit 2.

COSMOS 2019 Discovery Lectures:

Monday, July 8th
"Galaxies: Dark Matter, Cannibalism, Black Holes, Gravity Waves, and the Periodic Table of Elements"
Dr. Raja Guha Thakurta, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UCSC

Wednesday, July 10th
"Chirality in Chemistry and Nanomaterials"
Dr. Shaowei Chen, Professor of Chemistry, UCSC
Director of UCSC COSMOS

Monday, July 15th
"Circadian Biology"
Dr. Carrie Partch, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSC

Wednesday, July 17th
"Math Mysteries"
Sarah Rominger, High School Teacher, Soquel High School

Monday, July 22nd
"What Eats You When You Die"
Dr. Alison Galloway, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, UCSC

Wednesday, July 24th
"Bioluminescence, Biodiversity, and Biotechnology:Lessons from Deep-Sea Gelatinous Zooplankton"
Dr. Steve Haddock, Research Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and Adjunct Associate Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCSC

Monday, July 29th
"Diamond Surface Science and Progress Toward Active Neuronal Sensing"
Dr. Abe Wolcott, Professor of Chemistry, San Jose State University