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SESE TEDx and KED talks

TEDx and KED talks by SESE faculty and researchers

SESE's scientists and faculty are international experts in their fields. The talks below showcase their research.

Ariel Anbar: Designing Earth's Future

Ariel Anbar, President's Professor at Arizona State University and director of ASU's Center for Education through Exploration, spent years studying our planet’s past. Then a simple question inspired him to consider our role in designing Earth’s future for the better.

Ed Garnero: An Amazing Look into the Center of the Earth

It’s time to replace that static view of the Earth you learned about in school. Ed Garnero, professor at ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration, takes us on a journey to the center of the Earth and reveals a newly discovered, beautiful, and dynamic view of the inside of our amazing planet. (More about this talk here.)

Meenakshi Wadhwa: Visitors from Another World

Gazing at the night sky conjures deep questions about the universe. Meenakshi Wadhwa, professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration and director of the Center for Meteorite Studies, invites us to look at the planetary ‘Rosetta stones’ right here on Earth that can give us answers.

Jim Bell: Weekending on the Moon

Is a weekend on the Moon just around the corner? ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration Professor Jim Bell makes the case for why deep space is the new economic frontier and what that will mean for humanity.

Paul Davies: Questioning the Universe

How did the universe begin? How do nature's laws function? How did life start, and could it have started differently somewhere else? Paul Davies, ASU Regents’ Professor of Physics, shares the big questions that have always intrigued him and how he explores the possibility of “Life 2.0.”

Lindy Elkins-Tanton: Psyche: Journey to a Metal World

Lindy Elkins-Tanton is a planetary scientist and director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU. She asks, Why should we explore space? What does science need to make real progress? Can scientists be creative people? Where is your path in life going to take you?

Lindy Elkins-Tanton: Change Begins with a Question

Lindy Elkins-Tanton, director of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration, is a big thinker. Along with her husband James Tanton and son Turner Bohlen, she has put her mind to solving a fundamental problem with formal education. Lindy shares their unique approach to enable the type of learning that today's world demands.