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"Lost in Space" TEDx talk by John Beacom

TEDx event picture with photos of this year's speakers

TEDx -- The Human Narrative

Saturday February 14, 2015
Mershon Auditorium, 1871 North High Street
11:00am - 4:00pm

The theme of the 4th annual TEDxOhioStateUniversity event is "The Human Narrative." The event will have talks that will cover stories, ideas and topics that make up our collective story as human beings. This event is open to all. The tickets cost $10 for students and $20 for non-students.
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For a list of all 2015 speakers, visit

One of the speakers this year is CCAPP Director, John Beacom. Dr. Beacom is an internationally-known researcher in physics and astronomy, a popular teacher of introductory courses, and a leader in making scientific advances accessible to non-scientists. He is a Professor in the Ohio State Departments of Physics and Astronomy, as well as the Director of their joint Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP).

His research focuses on neutrinos- almost massless and almost non-interacting particles that pervade the Universe and that can reveal hidden wonders. Such wonders include the core of the Sun, stars that implode, and black holes that are gobbling away (trillions of neutrinos passed invisibly through your eyes as you read that sentence). He has won both the Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award and the Ohio State Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. He frequently makes or hosts presentations on science to audiences ranging from children to retirees. He commutes by bicycle year-round, does not own a cell phone, and claims to see neutrinos.

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Astronomy on Tap

Hosted by the OSU Department of Astronomy, each FREE event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Presenters are from local research and educational institutions like AMNH, Columbia, CUNY, NYU, Princeton, Yale, and more.
Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge. There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably tag along for the beer.
This event takes place once a month at the Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar.

For more information about upcoming events, follow them on Twitter @astronomyontap, Facebook, or sign up for their email newsletter on their Website.

Rick Harrison, OSU Alumni Magazine

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