Moderated by Linda Hicke
Karl Gebhardt studies the outer reaches of space with the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment at the McDonald Observatory and soon, the Giant Magellan Telescope, the world’s most powerful land-based telescope. Sean Gulick studies something that came from space, namely the Chixculub asteroid thought to have killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Together the work of Gulick, of UT’s Jackson School of Geosciences, and Gebhardt, of UT’s College of Natural Sciences, show how today’s scientists are pushing the edges of knowledge in all directions. Linda Hicke, dean of the College of Natural Sciences, moderates.