Get ready for a night of smart, geeky laughter with Science Comedian Brian Malow. His unique blend of comedy and science has been entertaining audiences from TEDx Berkeley to Los Alamos National Lab, and he’s made a name for himself as the go-to comedian for all things nerdy.
Chief Henry Red Cloud is from Red Cloud Renewable, a Native-led nonprofit on the Pine Ridge Reservation that focuses on finding energy-efficient solutions for the people who live there. Henry and his family are direct lineal descendants of Mahpiya Luta (Red Cloud). Mahpiya Luta played a crucial role in the signing of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.
Drawing on his family and cultural history, Henry will share the cultural connections of the life-giving power of the sun and its relationship to the way the Lakota people have honored that force through the Sun Dance Ceremony.
Sam Meijer is a staff scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and co-principal investigator of the tantalum experiment on the 4850 Level of SURF. In 2021, the Majorana Demonstrator’s science run ended, and the detector was repurposed to search for the decay of nature’s rarest isotope: tantalum-180m. Meijer will discuss what the collaboration knows, what they hope to find, and how it will impact physics.
Dan Pierce will connect with guests from CAT’s laboratory on the 1700 Level of SURF to discuss CAT MineStarTM for Underground. The technology leverages Wi-Fi to track and coordinate the safe movement of people and equipment through underground drifts and ramps. The technology is changing the way people and equipment navigate underground at locations around the world.