Alexander SzalayAlexander Szalay, director of the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science, is coming to NAU to talk about the role of informatics in the future of science.

The free lecture is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in the Cline Assembly Hall.

Szalay’s talk, “Data Driven Discoveries in Science: The Fourth Paradigm,” will explore the movement in the scientific community from hypothesis-driven to data-driven discoveries. Szalay will speak about the role of Big Data in science. Drawing on a range of examples, he will identify patterns of changes in scientific research as well as sociological and educational implications of these changes.

For information, email Clara.Buchanan@nau.edu or call (928) 523-4999.