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Woods Lectures

J. James Woods Lecture Series

The "Woods" Series was established by a generous gift from the estate of J. James Woods. The goal of the Woods bequest is to bring prominent mathematicians and scientists to Butler University in order to speak on theories at the frontier of their disciplines, as well as on related technologies and other issues of public concern.

The 2015-2016 Season is announced! See our entire 2015-2016 Woods Series Schedule.

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When Rocks Attack - Defending Planet Earth

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:30 p.m., Reilly Room

Planetary scientist and astronaut Tom Jones describes the threat to Earth from rogue asteroids and what we can do to prevent a cosmic catastrophe. He'll also show how exploring these ancient objects can spark a growing space economy, turning asteroids into stepping stones to Mars.


All Woods Lectures are free & open to the public—no tickets required.
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