Memory; Supernovae – May 9

Wonderfest Science Envoys are early-career researchers with special communication skills and aspirations. Following short talks on provocative modern science topics, these two Science Envoys will answer questions with insight and enthusiasm:

• Stanford neuroscientist Douglas Steven Miller on Why Can't I Remember? — Memory is a fundamental component of life. However, memory within and across individuals can vary. By studying attention, we can illuminate key components of these differences and perhaps strengthen our memory.

• UC Berkeley astrophysicist Sergiy Vasylyev on Cosmic Fireworks — Some stars go out with a bang: a cataclysmic explosion known as a supernova. Supernovae allow us to study the composition and dynamics of the Universe. Astronomers are able to use certain properties of light and atoms to peer inside the extreme environments of these cosmic fireworks from the safety of planet Earth.

WHAT: Ask a Science Envoy: Memory & Supernovae
WHO: Douglas S. Miller (Stanford) & Sergiy Vasylyev (UC Berkeley), Wonderfest Science Envoys
WHERE: ONLINE, via Zoom []
WHEN: 2022-05-09 — 8pm, Monday, May 9th (1 hour)

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