March 2nd, 2021 - 5:00 pm
Science and Society | Science in the Time of COVID
Tuesday, March 2 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with Science magazine’s News Editor, Tim Appenzeller, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on scientific research and some notable scientific advances achieved in spite of the pandemic.
Each year, Science magazine selects 10 scientific advances and developments as Breakthroughs of the Year. The top pick for 2020 was the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, but Science’s other selections provide a rich tour through some hot areas of research at time when COVID disrupted the conduct of much of science. They include the solution of a longstanding cosmic mystery; new discoveries about avian intelligence; an advance in artificial intelligence; sharpened forecasts of global warming; and the identification of the earliest known figurative art made by modern humans. Tim Appenzeller will discuss these developments and why Science selected them.
As Science’s News Editor, Tim Appenzeller directs a team of writers, editors, and correspondents around the world, producing news and features about scientific research, science policy, and the scientific community. He has been news director at Nature and an editor and writer at National Geographic, US News and World Report, and Scientific American.