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A series dedicated to ushering scientific discussion into the public sphere.

Upcoming Deep Talk events are listed on the bottom of this page.

Why do we exist? How is the universe held together? How can we create a more sustainable way of life?

Science breakthroughs—whether pertaining to virtually invisible particle physics or far-reaching astronomy—help humanity piece together answers to long-standing questions. The implications of scientific discoveries are as relevant to the general public as they are to researchers who have dedicated their lives to scrutinizing these mysteries.

Through our Deep Talks series, Sanford Lab ushers scientific discussions into the public sphere. The series features a host of topics, including nuclear and particle physics, algorithmic art and botany.

Sanford Lab Deep Talks takes place the second Thursday of each month, from October through May and is held at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center in Lead.