New and Upcoming Events - February 20, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Monday, February 20, 2012 9:40 AM

Thanks to member suggestions, we’ve added 3 new events to our calendar since last week. Take a gander at our website for an overview of what’s happening and, remember, you can follow us on Twitter @sciencetavern or on our Facebook page.

See you at the Tavern,
Marc


This week
Saturday, 7p
Pharaoh’s Glass Works - Reconstructing the Glass Industry of Ancient Egypt
Annie Shanley, a doctoral student in the Art History Department at Emory University, will explore the vibrant glass industry that flourished in Egypt 3,500 years ago and tell us how we are using the archaeological remains of glass factories and the chemical composition of the objects themselves to reconstruct this ancient technology.

We’re using our two-room configuration at Manuel’s this time around, so there should be plenty of seats for you and your friends!


Just added
Sun, Mar 4, 7p
First Life - A Multimedia Performance for String Quartet and Narration NEW
Emory Professor of Music, Steve Everett, has partnered with Martha Grover of the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering At Georgia Tech, to create a new piece that transforms the data acquired from Martha's stochastic modeling experiments into music. This performance will feature the Vega String Quartet with narration by Martha and Emory Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry, David Lynn.

Thanks to Meisa Saliata of the Center for Chemical Evolution and Art Lewis for suggesting thiis meetup and arrangingfree admission for Science Tavern members.

Sat, Mar 10, 9:30a
Squishy Physics - The Physics of Food and Cooking  NEW
Most of what we eat is squishy - behaving as a solid on a plate, or as a liquid when processed in your mouth. Squishy Physics investigates materials that are soft and easy to deform and, in most cases, are made from mixtures of phases. These 3 lectures will cover interesting and entertaining physical questions that are critical to cooking and understanding the properties of food.

Thanks to Evans Harrell of Georgia Tech for the heads-up on this event at the Clough Commons there.

Tue, Mar 27, 7p
The Science History Club Presents Richard Dawkins  NEW
Richard Dawkins does Duluth in late March with this appearance at the Gwinnett Center for Performing Arts, in part, to celebrate the release of his most recent work, The Magic of Reality with a book signing and reception.

Hat tip to John Johnson for letting me know about this opportunity to hear Dawkins speak.


March
Wed, Mar 14, 7p
The Science of Creating Healthy, Beautiful Places
Join us at Java Vino as our Science Rathskeller series takes an environmental turn and land planner and landscape architect - and Science Tavern member - Joan Piccalo tells us how the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction Industry can meet the challenge of buildings that meet both functional and human needs.


Sat, Mar 17, 10:30a
Behind the Scenes - the Clough Learning Commons and the Glass Shop at Georgia Tech
Thanks to Science Tavern member and Georgia Tech Scientific Glassblower Don Woodyard our "behind the scenes" series picks up again with this program which includes both a tour of the remarkable new five-story, state-of-the-art, "green" Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons and a visit to Don's own glass shop in the School of Chemistry.

Sat, Mar 24, 7p
Using X-rays, Computers and Robots to Reveal the Secrets of Swimming in Sand
For our March Manuel’s meetup Georgia Tech Physicist Dan Goldman will tell us how he uses X-ray imaging, as well as computer and robot modeling, to understand how the remarkable 10-cm-long sandfish swims rapidly below the surface of the sand.


Shout-outs
Spelman mathematics professor Colm Mulcahy will be presenting The Magic, Mathematics and Mystery of Martin Gardner at the Atlanta Central Library at noon on March 30; member Mandara Cromwell writes in to recommend Temple of Sound A Sacred Mandala of Healing on February 25.

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