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January 2018

Goodnight Scholars Presents Jer Thorp: Living in Data

January 30 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

National Geographic fellow and data artist Jer Thorp will reveal how big data is more than just numbers and formulas.

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February 2018

Coffee and Viz — Visualizing the Invisible: Gravitational Waves, Neutron Stars and X-Ray Binaries

February 16 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Hunt Library, Teaching and Visualization Lab, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC United States

Physicist John Blondin will take you on an astronomical journey from massive stars to gravitational waves using visualizations from current research in computational astrophysics.

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Crossroads Series: Michael Specter

February 22 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hunt Library Auditorium, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC United States

In the next Crossroads Series talk, The New Yorker's Michael Specter will discuss how opposition to the idea that data drives progress affects public debates over issues like vaccines and climate change.

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March 2018

Why Is the Numerical Modeling of Tropical Cyclones So Challenging?

March 14 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
D.H. Hill Library, Multimedia Seminar Center, Second Floor, East Wing, Room 231

In this talk, Gary Lackmann will review some of the scientific and computational challenges around modeling tropical cyclones and describe some of the techniques being used to overcome them.

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Coffee and Viz: Visual Mathematics

March 16 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Hunt Library, Teaching and Visualization Lab, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC United States

While mathematics is used to create scientific visualizations of all kinds, it's a two-way street. Visual thinking and visualizations are also very useful in math research, not just pretty pictures for popularizing mathematics or presenting results in simplified form. In…

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April 2018

Delftia’s Secrets: Gold, Mouthwash and Toxins

April 11 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hunt Library, Teaching and Visualization Lab, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC United States

In this wrap-up to the spring Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge, we will discuss the genetic complexities of Delftia, what we've learned and what we can still learn by studying how some of its genes vary in nature.

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