Hot Science - Cool Talk "A Taste for the Beautiful"

Why do animals perceive certain traits as beautiful and others not? While Darwin explained why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, he struggled to understand how. Dr. Michael Ryan, one of the world’s leading authorities on animal behavior, tells the remarkable story of how he and other scientists have taken up where Darwin left off and transformed our understanding of sexual selection. Join Dr. Ryan as he explores how beauty is defined through the brain of the beholder.

Arrive early and jois us for Cool Activities to learn about different animals including bats, Madagascar hissing cockroachers, desert millipedes, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, baby chicks, a lizard or a tortoise.

Cool Activities: 5:30 - 6:40 pm

Talk with Q & A: 7:00 - 8:15 pm

Hot Science – Cool Talks provides a front row seat to world-class research. Presented by the Environmental Science Institute this nationally recognized series allows leading researchers from Texas and other prominent universities to share their passion about science, technology, engineering and math with the general public. 

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Student Activity Center (SAC), 2.410 (Ballroom)
2201 SPEEDWAY, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Science & Tech


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Families, General Public



Free, registration required

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Trang Nguyen Kieu Doan

Trang Nguyen Kieu Doan left a positive review 11/29/2018

The topic is really interesting with nice presentation and engaged professor. I'd love to attend the next talk.

Rajendu Sulochana

Rajendu Sulochana left a positive review 11/29/2018

Really inspiring