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New and Upcoming Events - March 20, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:42 AM

A couple of new events have just been added to our calendar, so please check them out. Don’t forget, our Manuel’s monthly meetup is this Saturday. Follow us on Twitter @sciencetavern or on our Facebook page for more frequent updates.

See you at the Tavern!
Marc


This week
Saturday, 7p
Using X-rays, Computers and Robots to Reveal the Secrets of Swimming in Sand *
At our Manuel’s meetup this week 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.


New
Wed, Mar 28, 4p
Why Evolution is True - a Public Seminar at Emory NEW
Jerry A. Coyne, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago, a leader in the field of evolutionary biology and a spokesman for bringing basic evolutionary thinking to the public, discuss the topic his book "Why Evolution is True". Thanks to Nicole Gerardo at Emory for bring this event to my attention.

Wed, Apr 11, 7p
The Exposome - Sources of Genetic Complexity beyond the Genome NEW *
The mapping of the human genome in the 1990s resulted in the discovery of many fewer protein-coding genes than expected, leading to the question, “where does all our genetic complexity come from?” Join us at Java Vino, as Emory post-doctoral fellow, Alison Bernstein tells us how some of this complexity originates from environmental exposures, our so-called “exposome”, and how these exposures are implicated in illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease.


Next week
Tue, Mar 27, 7p
The Science History Club Presents Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins appears at the Gwinnett Center for Performing Arts to speak and to celebrate the release of his most recent book, "The Magic of Reality". This event is sold out. There are a number of people looking for tickets, so let me know if you have one to spare.

Also, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science is hosting a top-drawer private fundraising reception for Richard on Wednesday, March 28, the evening after the lecture. See this post on our message board for details.


April
Wed, Apr 11, 7p
Opening of the Neuro-Salon of the Neuro Humanities Entanglement Conference
The Neuro-Salon, which features thought-provoking installations that demonstrate some of the remarkable conceptual collaborations underway between the neurosciences and the liberal arts, will kick off a two-day Neuro Humanities Entanglement Conference. This event is free and open to the public.

* denotes an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.

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