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A series of talks about science in movies, books, and games.

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Power (Or Lack Thereof) in a Zombie Apocalypse

Scott Benson, LES Manager, Resource & Transmission Planning, and Marc Shkolnick, Manager Energy Services

November 6, 2019

Join us as we review how Hollywood sometimes depicts energy generation and usage in a post-apocalyptic world. How does our electric grid operate today, and how would that change in a zombie apocalypse?

Would your lights be among the first to go out if we were overrun by the living dead?


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SciPop Talks! Where Science Intersects Pop Culture

Welcome to SciPop Talks! a weekly series of talks open to the public featuring the intersection of science and pop culture.

Twitter: #SciPopTalks

These talks are co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Libraries, Chemistry Department and Physics Department, Doane University, and the Nebraska Local Section of the American Chemical Society.

SciPop Annoucements

SciPop presenter Dr. Rebecca Lai, an expert on science in the Harry Potter series, has been interviewed on the Ologies podcast!

About US

Current Organizers: 

Kiyomi Deards, Rebecca Lai, and Ramesh Languani.

For Publicity and Media:

Joan Barnes
Phone: 402-472-6987 

Primary Contact: 

Kiyomi Deards 
Phone: 402-472-2554


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