Join the Ohio State Department of Astronomy and Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) for an online panel discussion on the science concepts featured in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey!
Wednesday, February 24, from 8:00-9:00 PM EST
How to Join
To participate in this event,
- Register for free using the button below or clicking here Registration is required in order to attend.
- Watch 2001: A Space Odyssey at home. The film can be rented on many online platforms, including Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube. It is currently streaming on the HBOMax service (subscription).
- Come ready on February 24, with your 2001: A Space Odyssey science questions!
This webinar is hosted on Zoom and we are making every effort to include ASL interpreting and live CART captioning.
- Zhen Wang
- Zhen Wang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University advised by Prof. Huan Sun. His research centers on natural language processing, data mining, and machine learning with an emphasis on information extraction, question answering, graph learning, text understanding, and interpretable machine learning. He conducts interdisciplinary research that connects artificial intelligence with cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, software engineering, and medical informatics, etc. He has published papers in several top-tier AI conferences, such as KDD, ACL, WSDM as well as journals like Bioinformatics.
- Kiersten Boley
- Kiersten is a 2nd-year Astronomy graduate student. She received her B.S. in Physics from Georgia Institute of Technology. Currently, her research is focused on planet formation and how it relates to the evolution of our galaxy.
- Rick Pogge
- Dr. Pogge is a Professor in the Astronomy Department and the Vice Chair for Instrumentation. He studies the chemical composition of gas in galaxies, the signatures of gas flows around supermassive black holes, and the detection of exoplanets. He oversees the department's Imaging Sciences Laboratory and builds advanced instrumentation for ground-based telescopes. He is currently working on the robotic fiber positioner system for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
- Jeffrey McKee, professor, Department of Anthropology
Jeffrey McKee is a professor at The Ohio State University and a biological anthropologist conducting research on hominin evolution and paleoecology. He has directed excavations at the early hominin sites of Taung and Makapansgat, and has published on fossils from other South African sites as well. His current interests focus on computer modeling and simulation of evolutionary and fossilization processes, toward an understanding of the pace and causes of human evolution in an ecological context. McKee has published four books, the latest being on more contemporary ecology, entitled Sparing Nature – The Conflict between Human Population Growth and Earth’s Biodiversity.
Caitlin O'Brien - Undergraduate Astronomy and Physics Double Major at The Ohio State University