Public Lectures

TUESDAY, November 16th, 2021Sierra Nevada and White-Inyo’s Separating after 100 Million Years Together, Cite Irreconcilable Tectonics – Dr. Allen Glazner, Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Allen’s research focuses on magmatism and plate tectonics of western North America, with special emphasis on the Sierra Nevada Range and Yosemite National Park. He has coauthored three Geology Underfoot books on California regions: southern California, Death Valley-Owens Valley, and Yosemite National Park. A recording of this talk can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/EtvyTvtSMU0

TUESDAY, January 11th, 2022 Connecting diversity, phenology and pollination services to determine the viability of plant and pollinator communities. – Elijah Hall, PhD candidate EEOB, UC Riverside. 2019 & 2020 WMRC Minigrant Recipient- Elijah’s work examines how changes in plant community composition impact their reproductive success through the lens of pollination. 2021 was the third year he spent in the White Mountains studying high elevation pollination and flowering timing. Virtual event, free and open to the public. 6:00 p.m.-7:30. A recording of this talk can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/Q7JSXoRyT7o

TUESDAY, January 25th, 2022- “The Bigger Picture: How Rock Art fit into the Lives of the People who made it”– David Lee, co-founder of WRAR & former WMRC Research Staff.
This lecture combines vivid photographs of rock art, people, animals, and exotic landscapes with insights gained over twenty-five years of researching and documenting rock art in western North America and ten field seasons documenting Aboriginal rock art and associated traditional knowledge with the Wardaman people of northern Australia. Virtual event, free and open to the public. 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. PST. Registration required. https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodOCvrzIoE9RbNdgkmQfplPIykQIDghIV

TUESDAY, February 15th, 2022- Searching for Cosmic Particles Using the BEACON Radio Experiment at Barcroft Field Station.- Dan Southhall, PhD candidate in Physics, University of Chicago- Dan is working to detect elusive tau-neutrinos and cosmic rays by utilizing the radio wave detecting BEACON antenna near Barcroft Station in the White Mountains. This talk will discuss an overview of the field of astroparticle physics as it relates to BEACON, with an explanation of how BEACON works and the technical challenges that face a mountaintop experiment. Virtual event, free and open to the public. 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Registration required. https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuf-CsrzgvEtIOEGi3VsPK56Mhv3Z0V2ZW