‘T.B.A’ – Science on Tap presents ‘Stealth Talk’ by Southeastern Physicist
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – The fact that many students and the general public fail to show up for scientific
presentations – thinking the title, speaker, or subject isn’t of any interest to them
– will be the topic at Southeastern Louisiana University’s next Science on Tap presentation
on Tuesday, March 7.
Sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, the presentation titled “T.B.A.” by Associate Professor of Physics David Norwood will be held at 7 p.m. at Tope La Catering, 113 East Thomas St. in Hammond. The lecture is free and open to all ages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Norwood contends that simply considering the subject or speaker can be short-sighted, even for someone with decades of experience in science.
“The most memorable talk I ever heard was about milk; the second most memorable was about the rings that are left when a water spot evaporates,” said Norwood. “I recently heard a great lecture about salamanders, which you may think would have little interest for a physicist.”
So now Norwood, an experiemental physicist who works in the “fuzzy area” where physics and chemistry overlap, has decided to present what he calls “stealth talks.” Moving forward, many of his presentations will be on topics unknown to attendees until they attend.
“My presentations that night will be stealth talks ‘To Be Announced’ or T.B.A.; you’ll have to be there to learn the topic,” he said.
For information on this or future Science on Tap presentations, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 985-549-3740.