San Francisco, CA: After Dark at the Exploratorium with Dr. Sabine Stanley

San Francisco Skyline, Hopkins Alumni

Join fellow alumni and friends for a fun evening at After Dark: Art x Climate @ the Exploratorium. How would you depict the impacts of climate change? Join the Exploratorium for a conversation with artists, scientists, educators, and poets on responding to and capturing the effects of climate change around the country. Find inspiration with artists who were part of the Art x Climate Project at the US Global Change Research Program. Be in community with leaders of the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) and scientists who have been studying the effects of climate change on Earth—inside and out. You won’t think about climate change—or art—the same way again.

Dr. Sabine Stanley is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Planetary Physics at Johns Hopkins University and the Applied Physics Lab and will be presenting What’s Hidden Inside Planets?  The inner workings of Earth and other planets are unlike anything we experience here living on the surface. In this talk, Dr. Stanley cracks the surface to reveal the beating heart of Earth and other planets. She will show how extreme heat and pressure result in unexpected processes in the deep interior of planets like iron snow, helium rain, and diamond icebergs. Although fascinating in themselves, the interior processes in planets are also strongly connected to the formation and regulation of atmospheres, oceans, earthquakes, and volcanoes. It’s therefore crucial to understand planetary interiors when working to mitigate climate change and natural hazards. 

Your registration includes your ticket to the museum and a chance to win a signed copy of What's Hidden Inside Planets. This event is for adults only. 

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ABOUT Sabine Stanley
Morton K. Blaustein Chair and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Earth & Planetary Sciences

Sabine Stanley, Ph.D., is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. She received a HBSc degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Toronto and then completed M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Geophysics from Harvard University. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Professor Stanley was a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a professor at the University of Toronto. At Johns Hopkins, she also holds appointments in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Applied Physics Laboratory’s Space Exploration Sector, and the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute.

Professor Stanley has received several honors and awards for both her research and teaching. Her research honors include the American Geophysical Union’s William Gilbert Award for her major theoretical contributions to the study of planetary magnetism, and her teaching awards include the Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Toronto.

Professor Stanley’s research includes studies of the magnetic fields of Earth, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and exoplanets. She is also a coinvestigator on NASA’s Mars InSight mission. In addition to her research work, Professor Stanley has served as the editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets and has chaired the Women in Physics Canada Conference. She is the author of the new book What’s Hidden Inside Planets? and the Great Courses lecture series “A Field Guide to the Planets.”

 Event Date
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Start Time: 6:00pm PST
End Time: 10:00pm PST


Pier 15
San Francisco, CA 94111

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