Exploring the Intersection of Science and Contemporary Life

For over a decade, the Linda Hall Library has been bringing together some of the greatest minds in science to explore the intersection of science and contemporary life. Whether a lecture, panel discussion, or trivia night, the Linda Hall Library is dedicated to offering learning opportunities whenever and wherever intellectually curious people gather.

Science-themed programs and events that draw on the Library’s collections are available on multiple virtual platforms, in real-time, and on-demand, meaning that lifelong learning can occur on any schedule. Thanks to the greater use of technology the Library’s programs now reach global audiences, with attendees from 62 countries and counting.

To amplify their reach within Kansas City, the Linda Hall Library has engaged in partnerships and collaborations with key cultural, educational, and scholarly organizations and institutions across the Kansas City metro area, including the National WWI Museum and Memorial, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kansas City Public Library, the University of Missouri Kansas City, and many more.

On Thursday, November 3, the Linda Hall Library will welcome Chief Information Security Officer for SolarWinds, Tim Brown, to the Library for an in-person presentation discussing the anatomy of a cybersecurity breach. After the SUNBURST cyber-attack on SolarWinds in December 2020, Tim Brown led the response and remediation efforts. This sophisticated security breach was a pivotal global event that set in motion changes to how we think about cybersecurity, about cooperation between public and private entities, about our adversaries, and about how a response to a global event can be managed. Tim Brown will be detailing the event, the lessons the organization learned along the way, and how it shaped the future of cybersecurity in this fascinating upcoming program.

The Linda Hall Library is eager to usher in the new year with even more thought-provoking events including a Spring 2023 program featuring inventor, astronaut, and space center director, Ellen Ochoa. Dr. Ochoa made history as the first Latina to go to space, blazing a trail for other marginalized kids who dream of the stars. She has flown in space four times aboard the Space Shuttle, logging nearly 1,000 hours in orbit. Dr. Ochoa went on to become the first Hispanic and second female director of the Johnson Space Center. Look for registration for this event and more coming soon.

Registration for all Linda Hall Library events can be found at LindaHall.org, with many programs, including the ones mentioned above, offering a virtual attendance option. Videos of previous Linda Hall Library events featuring scientists, inventors, and Linda Hall Library fellows can be found at LindaHall.org/experience/videos or by searching for “Linda Hall Library” on YouTube.com and Vimeo.com.

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