How scientific advances are changing the future of life as we know it.

Join us Tuesdays at 7PM in Centennial Hall starting February 4, 2020 for four free lectures exploring the catalysts—both positive and negative—influencing the pace of global change and how these scientific advances will profoundly impact how we live 20 years from now and beyond.

Visit our lecture series website to learn more and view past lectures.

February 4

Life Beyond Earth

February 18

Our Rapidly Changing Biosphere

February 25

The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence

March 4

Our World Is Changing Faster Than We Are

History of the Arizona Science Lecture Series

In spring 2006, the College of Science launched its first public lecture series on the topic of Evolution. Bringing together educators and researchers from inside the College, this inaugural series was received by audiences that have grown in size and passion ever since. Since that time, UA Science has provided an annual lecture series on a wide range of science topics that impact our community. Topics have included cosmology, neuroscience, transformative science, life science, evolution and climate change. 

Each year, a companion program for educators is offered as a for-credit course with discussion, lecture, and activities to help teach series topics in the classroom. This course is structured for science teachers at the 6-12 grade level, but K-12 teachers at all levels are invited to participate. Pre-service teachers who are not yet certified may also take the course and earn undergraduate credit.

While thousands look forward to this free public series every year, many thousands more have participated in these series by downloading the lecture podcasts available on this site. Lectures are also available as podcasts on the UA's iTunes U.

UA Science Lecture Series:

Spring 2019: Searching for Certainty

Spring 2018: Humans, Data and Machines

Spring 2017: Rethinking Reality

Spring 2016: Earth Transformed

Spring 2015: Life in the Universe

Spring 2014: The Evolving Brain

Spring 2013: Genomics Now

Spring 2012: Living Beyond 100

Spring 2011: Cosmic Origins

Spring 2010: Mind and Brain

Spring 2009: Science that Transforms

Spring 2008: The Edges of Life

Fall 2006: Global Climate Change

Spring 2006: Evolution

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