New and Upcoming Events - April 2, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Monday, April 2, 2012 10:30 AM

There are 2 new additions to our calendar this week, one for tonight and another way off in May. Follow us on Twitter @sciencetavern or on our Facebook page for news and updates.

See you at the Tavern!

Tonight, 7p
"The World in the Balance" - Georgia Center for the Book  NEW
The Georgia Center for the Book welcomes Robert P. Crease to the Decatur Library to discuss his new book, ”The World in the Balance: The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement.” Thanks to Joe Davich for letting us know about this event.

Sat, May 12, 8p
Michael Frayn's Tony-Winning "Copenhagen" at Academy Theatre   NEW
Faryn’s compelling play spins a speculative story about a meeting between physics giants Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr in Copenhagen at the height of World War II. You must purchase your own tickets for this event. Plans for a dinner before the show will be announced when they are finalized.

Next week
Wed, Apr 11, 7p
The Exposome - Sources of Genetic Complexity beyond the Genome *
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.

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.

Thu, April 12, 6:30p
Yuri's Night Atlanta - A Celebration of the First Human Space Flight
The Planetary Society at Georgia Tech invites you to attend the Atlanta installment at Fernbank Science Center of Yuri's Night, a worldwide celebration of Yuri Gagarin's historic flight as the first human in space.

Later this month
Sat, April 21, 9a
Yerkes National Primate Research Center Field Station Open House
A limited number of Science Tavern members have been invited to attend an open house at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center Field Station in Lawrenceville. The Yerkes Field Station houses 3,400 nonhuman primates and specializes in behavioral studies of primate social groups. You must call Yerkes to make a reservation. Follow the link for details.

Sat, April 28, 7p
Monarch Butterflies - The Ecology and Evolution of Self-Medication *
Can monarch butterflies take advantage of medicinal milkweeds and be their own doctors? Join us as Emory biologist Jaap de Roode shares the results of his research that suggest that monarchs may indeed be experts at practicing herbal medicine.

* denotes an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern

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