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Big Ideas for Busy People: How Do We Know What We Know -  - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

Big Ideas for Busy People: How Do We Know What We Know

10/21/2021 - 7:00pm

Discovery Building - DeLuca Forum

Watch a replay of this event at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmtggrj1H7M


This popular, fast-paced event featuring five-minute flash talks from some of UW-Madison’s biggest brains is back! Join us for a fun-filled evening as we explore how we know what we know. The oderated by Eric Wilcots, Dean of the College of Letters & Science.



  • John Hawks, anthropology, Where did we come from and who are we?
  • Amy Barger, astronomy, How do we know how old the universe is?
  • Phil Newmark, Morgridge Institute for Research, How do we know how animals develop?
  • Hilary Dugan, integrative biology, How do we know climate change is real? Lakes as a chronicle of our changing planet
  • Keith Findley, law, How can we really know who dunnit – the Wisconsin Innocence Project
  • Anne Pringle, botany, How can we know where fungi are – and aren’t?


Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival.

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