Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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

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October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event is open to the public.

Big Ideas for Busy People: How Do We Know What We Know—The Role of Evidence in Advancing Understanding is free and open to the public.

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


– 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?


October 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States


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