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Discover Science Lecture Series: Dr. Harry Jol, Geoachaeologist and Holocaust studies

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event Location: 
Davidson Math and Science Center, Room 110 (UNR)

Discover Science Lecture Series

The Discover Science Lecture Series was founded by the College of Science in 2010, with the goal of bringing the country's top scientists to the University to share their knowledge, research and wisdom with the community.

"Science encompasses a wonderfully diverse collection of explorations into the unknown. We invite science lovers and the science-curious to join us and experience the extent of the science universe as the best scientists on the planet visit the University of Nevada, Reno for our Discover Science Lecture Series," Jeff Thompson, Dean of the College of Science said.

Past speakers in the series include astrophysicists Michio Kaku and Neil deGrasse Tyson; Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic; and Bill Nye the Science Guy.


Dr. Harry Jol, Geoachaeologist and Holocaust studies

March 12, 2020

Dr. Harry Jol is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, geoarchaeologist and researcher specializing in the use of ground-penetrating radar (GPR). Jol will be discussing his research, particularly his use of GPR in Holocaust studies at suspected locations of mass graves, destroyed synagogues, ritual bathhouses and other structures in Lithuania that have been lost to time. Because the sites cannot be excavated, the GPR's non-invasive imagery has been critical to the research.


The Discover Science Lecture Series is always free and open to the public. Lectures start at 7 pm at the Davidson Math and Science Center, Room 110. Free parking is available on the top level of the Brian Whalen Parking Complex.