Broaden your mind with the Scholars’ Hub Speaker Series

Do you enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research? The Scholars’ Hub Speaker Series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York University’s best minds.

The Scholars’ Hub events are presented by York’s Division of Advancement in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, the Markham Public Library and the Aurora Public Library. Students, alumni and all members of the community are welcome to attend.

The next event in the series takes place on Oct. 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bathurst Clark Resource Library at 900 Clark Ave. W., as part of the York University Scholars’ Hub in Vaughan, Ont.

John Moores Lassonde York U
John Moores

At this session, Professor John E. Moores in Lassonde’s Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering, Research Chair in Space Exploration, will deliver the talk “Our Solar System: A Planetary Rosetta Stone.”

The past 25 years have seen a revolution in our understanding of where planets may be found and how many are out there. In that time, we have discovered thousands of new planets and we now believe that, on average, there is a planet for every star in the sky. Yet, we know most of the planets beyond our own solar system as little more than wiggles and bumps on a graph. Just like the Rosetta Stone allowed us to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, it is our exploration of our own solar system that will allow us to translate those bumps and wiggles into the language of rock and ice, oceans and storms. Only then can we truly know those planets as worlds in their own right.

To RSVP, fill out the form online.

Other events in the series are scheduled to take place, including:

• Scholars’ Hub at Markham Public Library on Nov. 14, featuring philosophy Professor Regina Rini with her talk “Everyone is Wrong on the Internet: Disagreement and Error in Social Media Discourse.”