Astronaut Harrison Schmitt Discover Science lecture canceled, may reschedule

Wednesday, Nov. 10 event at University of Nevada, Reno

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Editor's Note: This event was canceled late Monday night, after the LVN's deadline. A preview of this event will run in Wednesday's LVN, but the event was canceled.

The College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno was informed today that former astronaut, geologist and one of the last people to walk on the moon, Harrison Schmitt, is unable to present his lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Schmitt extends his deepest apologies for having to cancel his Discover Science lecture at this late hour. The College is working with him to reschedule his lecture for a future date.
The Discover Science Lecture Series continues in the spring:
Associate Producer and mathematical consultant on the movie “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” Ken Ono, will present his Discover Science lecture on March 10. Ono’s talk will cover the life and successes of Srinivasa Ramanujan, renowned Indian mathematician and the subject of the film, as well as Ono’s experience working on set. To mathematicians and scientists, Ramanujan symbolizes pure inspiration, the sort of creative flights more often associated with musicians or artists. To contemporary India, he is a national hero, a household name. Furthermore, the story of Ramanujan provides a modern archetype, the rise from humble conditions to the world’s center-stage that modern-day India itself exemplifies.
Closing off the season on April 28, the College of Science welcomes Kizzmekia Corbett, leading developer of the Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccine and healthcare activist. After the release of the novel vaccine, Corbett has continued on to be a public figure in the fight against vaccine hesitancy and misinformation. Corbett will present on all that went into the development of the vaccine as well as the progress made toward fighting the global pandemic – a topic that is ever evolving as her lecture date approaches. Corbett’s lecture is designated as this season's Milt D. Glick Discover Science Lecture.
The Discover Science Lecture Series is free and open to the public through the generous support of donors. Past speakers in the series include astrophysicists Michio Kaku and Neil deGrasse Tyson; Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic; and Bill Nye the Science Guy. More information can be found on the Discover Science website.


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