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Science Talk for Families

Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, explores the magic of light and color in this Science Talk for Families event. 

The deep sea covers roughly two-thirds of Earth's surface, yet we know very little about it. In this Family Science Talk, Donato Giovannelli, Visitor in the Program in Interdisciplinary Studies, leads us on a journey to the darkest, deepest places on our planet, where life thrives in extreme conditions and under crushing pressures.

Richard Schwartz, Member (2003–04) in the School of Mathematics and the Chancellor’s Professor of Mathematics at Brown University, discusses really large numbers, as well as the different sizes of infinity and the different forms of infinite space. 

Jo Bovy

Jo Bovy, John N. Bahcall Fellow in the School of Natural Sciences, explores the stars, planets, and gases that make up galaxies, the dark matter that holds them together, and the history of our own Milky Way. 

How did the universe begin? Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, explains what we know about the Big Bang and explores the mysteries of our universe.

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...

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...