Join Summer Sessions for GRIT Talks

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Thursday, July 02, 2020 8:59 AM

Summer Sessions presents a new (virtual) season of GRIT Talks. Eight notable UC Santa Barbara faculty will deliver free public lectures on Ground-breaking Research and Innovative Technology (GRIT) being used to discover new knowledge across myriad disciplines. Zoom links will be distributed upon registration. ​Click on the titles below to register for each talk.

Monday, June 29th, 5:30pm
Daniel Conroy-Beam, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Modeling Mating: Human Mate Choice in Evolutionary and Computational

Wednesday, July 1st, 5:30pm
Kate McDonald, History
Foot Work: Making Sense of Human Power in the Age of the Machine

Monday, July 6th, 5:30pm
Benjamin J. Cohen, Political Science
Currency Wars: How National Currencies Compete

Wednesday, July 8th, 5:30pm
Michael Goard, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
The Uncharted Mind: A New Understanding of Brain Function by the Mapping,
Measurement, and Manipulation of Neural Circuits

Monday, July 13th, 5:30pm
Carolina Arias, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Testing...Testing: The Story of How Molecular Biology, Virology, and a Lot
of Swabs Helped Us Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, July 15th, 5:30pm
Lars Bildsten, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Exploding Stars

Monday, July 20th, 5:30pm
Javiera Barandiarán, Global Studies
Markets for Scientific Advice Erode Trust and Threaten Democracy: Evidence
for Chile

Wednesday, July 22nd, 5:30pm
Tobias Höllerer, Computer Science
The World as Computer Interface: How Will Humans Stay in Control?