I have occasionally had the opportunity to give presentations aimed at the general public. I've tried to keep a log of the talks (and their contents) here for interested parties to view. I hope to give more public lectures in the future, so please contact me if you have an an interested group looking for lectures on either Physics or Astronomy.
Note: Many of these lectures utilize Prezi, they are rendered here in both PDF and can be downloaded in Prezi format (which will provide the best fidelity).
Friends of Ohio State Astronomy and Astrophysics Columbus, OH -- May 19, 2008
Conrad Sulzer Library Chicago, Illinois -- July 11, 2015
Rockford Astronomy Club Rockford, Illinois -- March 21, 2015
2014 Hubble Circle Geneva, Wisconsin -- April 26, 2014
Montgomery Place Retirement Community Chicago, Illinois -- January 24, 2014
2014 Compton Lectures:
In addition to these one-off lectures, in 2014 I presented the 80th Edition of the Compton Lecture Series at the University of Chicago. I provided eight lectures, and two additional lectures were provided by Drs. Elise Jennings and Keith Bechtol. The slides for these lectures are below, videos (courtesy of Roy Lipscomb) are linked on the right panel.
October 4, 2014 - The Light Side of the Universe (Prezi), (PDF), (Handout)
October 11, 2014 - What is Dark Energy (Guest Lecturer: Elise Jennings) (PDF) (Handout)
October 18, 2014 - Dark Energy: An Experimental Perspective (Guest Lecturer: Keith Bechtol) (PDF)
October 25, 2014 - Studying Dark Matter with Gravity (Prezi), (PDF), (Handout)
November 1, 2014 - Particle Dark Matter (Prezi), (PDF), (Handout)
November 8, 2014 - Collider and Direct Detection (Prezi), (PDF), (Handout)
November 15, 2014 - Indirect Detection of Dark Matter with Gamma-Rays (Prezi), (PDF), (Handout)
November 22, 2014 - The ``Doubly Indirect" Detection of Dark Matter (Prezi), (PDF), (Handout)
December 13, 2014 - Dark Matter in the Galactic Center! (Prezi), (PDF), (Handout)