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Seminars and Events

Boise State University Department of Physics

Seminars are held on Fridays from 1:30–2:30PM in MPCB 118

DateSpeakerAffiliationTopic
2/2/2018Prof. Christy TremontiUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonCosmic Chemistry: New Insights from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IC
3/2/2018Dr. Jenn BurtMITTESS
4/6/2018Prof. Jason BarnesUniversity of Idaho
5/4/2018Dr. Abigail ShefferNational Academy of Sciences

Special Events

Join us for Star Gazing and meet Abigail Sheffer, Senior Program Officer of the Space Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences

Friday April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Science and Education Building, room 112,

How science can be used to inform policy in today’s complex and often contradictory environment.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. This work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine.

Join the Boise State Physics Department on Friday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Science and Education Building, room 112, to hear Dr. Abigail Sheffer, a Senior Program Officer of the Space Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences, speak about how science can be used to inform policy in today’s complex and often contradictory environment.

At 8:30 p.m. after the presentation, weather permitting, we will stargaze on the rooftop of the Science and Education Building at the newly refurbished Boise State Observatory — guests are warned the observatory is not handicap-accessible, so telescopes will also be set out on the plaza in front of the building.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; attendees are encouraged to arrive early.