Hot Science on TV

An explosive experiment from a Hot Science-Cool Talks lecture.

Hot Science-Cool Talks has been engaging and educating the public for 20 years. Now the nationally recognized speaker series from the University of Texas Environmental Science Institute (ESI) is looking to take the next step by developing an accessible and compelling documentary series called “Hot Science.”

“Science education and outreach are cornerstones for addressing the environmental challenges that our society faces,” said Jackson School Professor and ESI Director Jay Banner. “We’re very excited by the potential to reach a new audience with an intriguing, quick and slick slice of science.”

The new series will feature nationally recognized scientists, their passion for discovery and their groundbreaking work. The series is being produced and directed by Scott Rice, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication. The goal is to air the episodes in spring 2020 on public television stations and online.