Science Speaker Series

From Bugs to the Big Bang, virtually enjoy cool science talks. We’ll hear University of Chicago scientists discuss their latest research.

4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
From Law to Astronomy to Data Science and Back: A UChicago Journey

Dark matter is here, everywhere but we have no idea what it is. We think it could be made of very light Having operated his own law firm for more than 15 years, Charles Lee Mudd Jr. decided to explore a hobby the nature of which would be completely different from his day to day practice. Choosing between learning the “Game of Thrones” theme on the cello or enrolling in graduate coursework, he chose the latter and was admitted to the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies GSAL program. In March 2017, he enrolled in “Galaxies,” a graduate astrophysics course in the U Chicago’s Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics. This course and other events prompted his practice to expand into space law which brought him to speak at United Nations events and testify in Washington D.C. Over the next few years, he completed additional astrophysics coursework. With the support of the GSAL Program and Graham School, he also explored options for a part-time degree which led him to the perfectly suited Master of Science in Data Analytics program to which he applied and was accepted. Over the last five years, the graduate coursework and lifelong learning at the University of Chicago have broadened and expanded the scope of his practice and interests. Come hear Charles talk about this exciting journey through law, astronomy, and data science.

Speaker: Charles Mudd


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