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  • Clean Energy Now?: The Future of European Energy After Ukraine

    While the conversation about shifting away from fossil fuels to mitigate climate change is not new, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought new attention to the need to accelerate the roll out of clean energy technologies. Russia - the world’s third largest oil producer after the US and Saudi...

  • The Hidden Lives of Environmental Microbes

    Did you know that the second largest source of biomass on the planet after plants is microorganisms? Too small to be seen with the naked eye, microorganisms and their unique capabilities make them a critical component of how ecosystems function. DNA sequencing, the technology that allowed us to s...

  • Infrared 'Eyes': Introducing the Science of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

    The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is set to launch in December, and will revolutionize our view of the Universe and our place within it. JWST is NASA’s most ambitious and complex space observatory to date, carrying a mirror that is several times larger than the Hubble Space Telescope and a su...

  • I Never Knew I’d Help Save Lives: An mRNA Biologist’s Journey

    Today, Jeff Coller, PhD, studies the building blocks of life. As a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of RNA Biology and Therapeutics and a Scientific Co-Founder at Tevard Biosciences, his work focuses on messenger RNA, a molecule that transmits information from DNA to other parts of the cell. Wit...

  • Quantum Sensing for Everyone

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    Imagine a world where you can monitor the movement of magma within the Earth’s crust, peer around the corner without moving, and detect initial signs of degenerative disease. Welcome to the quantum world! This course will introduce you to the weird and wondrous quantum world and quantum sensing, ...

  • Sustainability Leadership Council - Annual Symposium -2021

    The SLC is pleased to announce the participation of Dr. Carolyn Finney as the keynote speaker for 2nd Annual SLC Symposium. Dr. Finney is a storyteller, author, and cultural geographer whose work is grounded in awareness of how privilege shapes who gets to speak to environmental issues and determ...

  • Business of Saving the Planet: A Call to Environmental Leadership

    Leadership is the art of motivating and shepherding groups of people to act toward achieving a common goal. In a business setting, this can mean directing workers and colleagues with a strategy to meet the company's needs. Right now, developing environmental leaders within the private and public ...

  • The Politics of Food

    Food is central to our daily lives, yet few of us consider the political implications of what we eat. How does our personal connection to, and daily consumption of, food shape how we think about these issues? What does food and agriculture tell us about the political process and the power of spec...

  • Shaping the Curve: Maryam Mirzakhani’s Influence on the Field of Mathematics

    In partnership with the Center for Talented Youth, you are invited to join a conversation with CTY's Senior Program Manager for math, Anjula Batra, film Director, George Paul Csicsery, and Johns Hopkins 2020 President's Frontier Award winner, Emily Riehl. They will discuss the importance of Mirza...

  • Black Every Day: #ShutDownSTEM: Connecting Race and Policing to STEM Inequities

    On June 10, 2020, researchers around the world observed the call to #ShutDownSTEM in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and efforts to address the systemic racism that ended the lives of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. One might ask, “what does racism in policing have to do with STEM and...

  • Swinging around the Sun with the Parker Solar Probe: Mission and Milestone

    Join Dr. Nour Raouafi as he shares the journey of the Parker Solar Probe and how the data collected impacts us on Earth. The Parker Solar Probe will get as close as 3.8 million miles from the solar surface, that almost 4% of the Sun-Earth distance (i.e., 93 million miles) and on Jan. 21, the spac...

  • President's Frontier Award Lecture

    The President's Frontier Award was established with a $2.5 million donation from trustee Louis J. Forster. Forster helped design the award to support exceptional scholars among the Johns Hopkins faculty who are on the cusp of transforming their fields. The award recognizes one person each year wi...

  • Blinded Me with Science: STEM and the Shaping of Political Leadership

    Hopkins at Home and Hopkins Votes invites you to engage in a conversation with Denis Wirtz, Vice Provost for Research and Director of the Johns Hopkins Physical Sciences-Oncology Center. Dr. Wirtz will expound on why science and science-based decision making are critical in the development of pol...

  • Globalization & Climate Change in the Age of Covid-19

    The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of global supply chains, as countries around the world have shut their borders and economies have screeched to a halt. Few industries are more globalized than the clean energy sectors that we urgently need to combat climate change, and few rely ...

  • NSA’s Involvement in the Design of DES

    When the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) was tasked with developing a commercial encryption standard, they asked for help from the National Security Agency (NSA). Join Richard M. (Dickie) George, the Senior Advisor for Cyber Security at the Applied Physics Lab, to discuss the development of th...

  • Biomedical Challenges of a Trip to Mars

    Several agencies are planning to send humans to Mars in the next 10-20 years. Although humans have been venturing into space for almost 60 years, a Mars mission presents new and unprecedented challenges. Join Mark Shelhamer ScD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the Johns Hopkins School of...

  • The Research Climate in COVID-19

    Join Denis Wirtz, Vice Provost for Research and the Theophilus Halley Smoot Professor of Engineering Science at the Whiting School of Engineering, as he discusses the implications of COVID-19 on the research community at Johns Hopkins and those specific to his work at the Johns Hopkins Physical S...

  • Earth Day at 50

    Andrew Revkin of Columbia University gives the keynote speech for the Johns Hopkins Sustainability Leadership Council's Earth Day conference. Ben Zaitchik of the Johns Hopkins Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences moderates. The charge of the Johns Hopkins SLC is to provide...

  • Eating in the Anthropocene

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    “You are what you eat” is a phrase familiar to many but what do you really know about food systems and diets? This course examines the complex interactions between food systems, diets, and the environment, and the political, social, and ethical issues to achieve both human and planetary health. W...

  • Shock and Awe: Impacts in Space, Science, and Society

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    An asteroid threatens Earth. An earthquake swallows a city. A blast rips through a street. Shocks surround us - whether light-years away in space or around the corner in a car crash.

    Together, we engage in a visual exploration of the story of shocks in materials and in systems. We study impact c...

  • COVID-19 and Climate Change

    Luis Quintero, Assistant Professor at the Carey Business School, explores how the COVID19 and climate change crises are similar in many ways, how they are directly connected, and how the pandemic can change the prospects of our abilities to become more sustainable and avoid address the threat of ...