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Ashtekar Frontiers of Science Lectures in the Eberly College of Science

Exploring Open Science and Big Data

The Ashtekar Frontiers of Science Lectures in the Eberly College of Science, a free public outreach now in its 29th year, will return to Penn State on January 21, 2023. 

This year’s lecture series will focus on how researchers are using and sharing “big data” to address longstanding scientific questions and make important societal contributions.

The lecture series this year will be held in 100 Thomas Building, Penn State University Park, five consecutive Saturday mornings, January 21 through February 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

"Functional Neuroimaging in the Era of Big Data and Open Science"

January 21, 2023

Nicole Lazar for the 2023 Frontiers of Science.

"Scientific Discovery and Education with the Legacy Survey of Space and Time: Professional and Citizen Science Opportunities"

January 28, 2023

Niel Brandt for the 2023 Frontiers of Science.

"Combining Satellite Imagery with Machine Learning to Address Global Challenges"

February 4, 2023

Tamma Carleton for the 2023 Ashtekar Frontiers of Science.

"Big Data Analytics in Tourism and National Park Research"

February 11, 2023

Bing Pan photo for the 2023 Frontiers of Science.

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"The Role of Statistical Data Privacy in Support of Open Science and Public Policy"

February 18, 2023

Aleksandra Slavkovic

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