Brian Thomas: In the Really Really Long Run: The Future of Humanity in the Cosmos

Dr. Brian C. Thomas is a Professor at Washburn University in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  Since 2003, Dr. Thomas’s research has focused on how events in the cosmos affect life on Earth, resulting in over two dozen peer-reviewed publications and two major research grants from the Exobiology program at NASA. Along with researchers across the country and overseas, Dr. Thomas has done much of the pioneering work in understanding how explosions of massive stars in our Galaxy may have impacted life on Earth in the past and potentially in the future.

In his TEDxTopeka presentation, Dr. Thomas will discuss humanity’s future by looking more closely at the Fermi paradox and exploring both external and internal threats to humanity as a species.