The Science Exploration Series


Join distinguished faculty of the College of Science in the Jordan Hall of Science as they discuss the universe from the stars to the oceans. “Fans from all over the country come to enjoy the unique Notre Dame Game Day experience. By attending a short academic talk during the weekend, fans enhance their Notre Dame experience and gain an appreciation for how our student athletes balance academics and athletics every day, and learn about our aspiration of being a top research university in the world, bringing a unique, mission-based perspective." says College of Science Dean, Gregory Crawford.

Before every home football game, the Saturday Science Exploration Series is sure to inspire a fascination with our world as visitors learn about the University’s innovative approach to science. Dr. Crawford coordinates the series which takes place every home game weekend from 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. in room 101 of the Jordan Hall of Science. “Through the Science Exploration Series, football fans learn about the exciting research taking place across the University of Notre Dame. Our faculty, who are world renowned experts in their fields, explain relevant and globally important research such as solar power efficiency and early warning technologies that can help predict when and where violence will occur. It is our hope that visitors will take the knowledge that they’ve gained about Notre Dame research, and share it in their own communities.” Be sure to stop by the Jordan Hall of Science to spend part of your Saturday exploring science.

Saturday’s Lecture

Keith Davis, Ph.D.


DVT Presentation: From the Sun above to the Supercollider Underground: How studying the smallest things teaches us about the largest”

The answers from machines such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva teach us about the basic building blocks of matter, but the realms of energies it studies don’t happen anywhere else on Earth. Dr. Davis will use the Digital Visualization Theater to show the audience how the LHC gathers answers about the nature of matter, and how that greater understanding applies to various targets within the universe and the big bang itself.

This presentation will be held in the Digital Visualization Theater (DVT) in 100 Jordan Hall of Science.

Check out the Academic page for a updated list of speakers and topics.