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New and Upcoming Events - April 9, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Monday, April 9, 2012 11:00 AM

There are 2 new additions to our calendar this week. Please check them out. Follow us on Twitter @sciencetavern or on our Facebook page for news and updates.

See you at the Tavern!

Special Announcement - Mars Landing Party Facebook Group
Mars Rover Landing Party - Atlanta
In order to help promote and organize our “Mars Rover Landing Party / Space Science Sunday” event scheduled for August 5, I’ve created a Facebook group that anyone can join. It’s the best way to keep abreast of our plans and to become more involved with the program if you’d like. (Use the “Notifications” menu in the upper right hand corner of the page to limit unwanted emails.)

Wed, May 9, 7p
The Standard Model of Particle Physics - What's Up with the Higgs Boson? * NEW
I’ll take my turn at bat as Science Rathskeller speaker at Java Vino with what I hope will be a highly-accessible talk about the Standard Model of particle physics and the buzz that surrounds the impending announcement of the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson.

Sat, Apr 21, 1p
"Connecting the Dots" Art Exhibition - Gallery Talk and Workshop NEW
In conjunction with this exhibition featuring the work of Terri Dilling and sponsored by the Center for Chemical Evolution, the Spruill Gallery invites you to attend an art and science talk with David Lynn of the Chemistry Department at Emory University. In addition, Terri and Leisa Rich will present a hands on workshop where you can create a visual element related to the exhibition.

This week
Wednesday, 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.

For those attending this meetup, orders for dinner items must be placed in advance using this handy online form. Drinks, pastries and desserts may be ordered when you arrive.

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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 Closed to RSVPs
RSVPs are now closed for this meetup. I circulated a list of people who completed the reservation process with Yerkes and have been approved to attend. I’ll send it out again soon in a reminder. In the meantime, contact me ([address removed]) if you have any questions.

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.

In May
Sat, May 12, 8p
Michael Frayn's Tony-Winning "Copenhagen" at Academy Theatre
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.

* denotes an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern

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