Science at the Smithsonian – from the Giant Magellan Telescope to the Biodiversity of Myanmar

***This event is free and open to the public.***
Science at the Smithsonian: From the Giant Magellan Telescope to the Biodiversity of Myanmar
A Talk by Under Secretary John Kress
Friday, Sept 5
4:30 pm
004 Sanford Bldg., Duke University
The Smithsonian Institution is home to nine research centers and numerous research programs across the globe. With 19 museums and galleries, as well as research sites in Indonesia, Brazil, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and beyond, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex. The institution seeks to discover and share knowledge with the world by fostering access to information, education, and intellectual exchange. W. John Kress serves as Acting Under Secretary for Science at the Smithsonian. He oversees the operations of eight national museums and institutes including the National Museum of Natural History. Kress is an expert on tropical biology, with interests in the evolution and ecology of tropical plants and animals.
For more information, please contact Eve Duffy.