Capital Science Evening Lectures
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Since 1991, the Carnegie Institution has hosted extraordinary researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines as part of the Capital Science Evenings lecture series. The lectures provide a unique opportunity to connect with some of the most gifted investigators in science and hear the stories behind their discoveries.

All lectures are free, open to the public, and are located at Carnegie’s landmark headquarters building at 1530 P Street NW, Washington, DC. These hour-long lectures, followed by a brief question and answer period, go beyond the media accounts for a firsthand look at the “ah-ha” moments, the setbacks, and the triumphs that drive brilliant minds and fundamentally change our understanding of the world around us. Many of our events are webcast live and/or recorded.  Please see the individual event pages for more information.

The Capital Science Evenings are made possible with support from Margaret & Will Hearst and Whole Earth Films.

Registration is required. You can register onlineat the links provided on individual event pages. Please visit the Carnegie Science Eventbrite homepage to see all of our open programs: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/carnegie-institution-for-science-4462197253.

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Capital Science Evening Lectures
Carnegie Science, Carnegie Institution, Carnegie Institution for Science, Julia Clarke, University of Texas
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:30pm

How do we go beyond the bones to bring dinosaurs to life? Dr. Clarke will explain the new toolkits she uses to  study what dinosaurs might have sounded or looked like when they roamed the Earth....

Capital Science Evening Lectures
Carnegie Science, Carnegie Institution, Carnegie Institution for Science, Oregon State University, Joy Leighton
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:30pm

Can we use the ocean without using it up? The task is daunting given current trajectories in fisheries, plastics, and other pollutants, and the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification. ...

Capital Science Evening Lectures
Carnegie Science, Carnegie Institution, Carnegie Institution for Science, University of Bristol
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:30pm

Looking upward, the vastness of the heavens are accessible through giant telescopes that collect light from the beginning of time. Turn a telescope downward and the opaqueness of our planet...

Capital Science Evening Lectures
Carnegie Science, Carnegie Institution, Carnegie Institution for Science, MIT
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 6:30pm

The direct measurement of gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago has open a new field of science – gravitational wave astrophysics and astronomy. The recent discoveries and...