Explorations of Mars

A Conversation with IFK Postdoctoral Researcher Jordan Bimm

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Aug 29

About the Event

Everyone is talking about Mars. Is there life there? Will humans ever set foot on the surface? Should we try to establish a settlement? How did we become obsessed with the Red Planet in the first place?

Join us for a conversation with Jordan Bimm, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University’s Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, to explore the history and culture of Mars exploration. We will discuss how Mars has factored into different social and political projects here on Earth, including theological debates, military conquest, scientific exploration, and commercial settlement. Bimm has just returned from participating in a simulated Mars expedition at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) and will also share reflections from that experience. The conversation will preview Bimm’s upcoming course at Graham this Autumn.

Who's Speaking

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Jordan Bimm

Institute on the Formation of Knowledge

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