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The Discover Science Lecture Series at the University of Nevada, Reno brings renowned scientists and science lecturers from around the country to share their knowledge with the community.

"Science encompasses a wonderfully diverse collection of explorations into the unknown," said Jeff Thompson, executive vice president and provost of the University and founder of the Discover Science Lecture Series. "Come and experience the universe of science as the best scientists on the planet visit Nevada for our lecture series. It's a wonderful opportunity for students, faculty and the public."

Lectures are held in the evening at 7 p.m. in the Redfield Auditorium in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center on the University campus. Admission is free and on a first come basis. Parking is reserved for the event on the top level of the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex on North Virginia Street, next to the E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center. For more information, call (775) 784-4591 or visit the Discover Science Lecture Series website.

Dr. Ken Ono - Thursday, March 10, 2022, 7 p.m. This free lecture is by Dr. Ken Ono, associate producer and mathematical consultant on the movie "The Man Who Knew Infinity." Ono will present his lecture on 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. Enjoy a public screening of the film before the event at the Joe Crowley Student Union theater at 4 p.m.

Harrison Schmitt - Thursday, March 31, 2022, 7 p.m. As the last living person to walk on the Moon, Schmitt will share his experiences in space with students, scientists and the public.

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett - Thursday, April 28, 2022, 7 p.m. Dr. Corbett, leading developer of the Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccine and healthcare activist, will present her lecture "Race to the COVID-19 Vaccine: Then & Now." Since the release of the novel vaccine, Corbett has continued on to be a public figure in the fight against vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.

Source: University of Nevada, Reno.

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Davidson Mathematics and Science Center at University of Nevada, Reno. Photo courtesy UNR.

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