New and Upcoming Events - May 7, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Monday, May 7, 2012 9:36 AM

We've added two new meetups to our calendar, one for this week and one for next. Remember, you can follow us on Twitter @sciencetavern or on our Facebook page for news and updates and you can find podcasts of past meetups on our iTunes page.

See you at the Tavern!
Marc


New
Thu, May 10, 12:30p
Clean Energy As a Driver for Cooperation and Global Growth
What is the role for international collaboration in advancing Clean Energy? What is the UK’s experience in driving jobs and growth in Clean Energy and Clean Tech sectors? Please join Gregory Barker MP, UK Minister of State, Department of Energy & Climate Change, for this insightful discussion at the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute.

Thu, May 17, 7p
Pandora Botanicals: What Kind of Plants Might Grow on Other Planets?
The summer Atlanta Botanical Garden Science Cafe returns for a series of discussions exploring the many facets of climate change. This first installment features former Science Tavern presenter, Angelle Tanner, discussing her work on exoplanets and its implications for extraterrestrial plant life.


This Week
Wednesday, 7p
The Standard Model of Particle Physics - What's Up with the Higgs Boson? *
This talk is fully booked and a second presentation has been scheduled for Saturday, June 30. If you plan on attending this week be sure to place any dinner orders with this handy online form.

Saturday, 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. I’ll be sending out a suggestion for a place we can meet for dinner later this week.


Later this month
Sat, May 19, 7p
The Atlanta Campaign - Geology and the Civil War *
Please join us as Emory at Oxford Professor of Geology Stephen Henderson gives us a look at this pivotal campaign of the Civil War from a geological perspective, following Sherman's march toward Atlanta from the mountains of north Georgia in the fall of 1863 to the crossing of the Chattahoochee River in the summer of 1864.

Sat, May 26, 7p
The Christian Right's Assault on Public Education and the Science Curriculum
Since the integrity of the teaching of science in the public schools is important to us, the Atlanta Science Tavern is pleased to co-sponsor this meetup which is a production of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (Georgia Chapter). Please join us as Katherine Stewart, author of “The Good News Club”, describes the ongoing efforts to inject evangelical Christianity into public schools, making clear the link between climate science deniers, creationists and this religious movement.

* denotes an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.


Shout-outs
Neuroethics Symposium: The Truth about Lies - May 25,2012 (PDF) - thanks to Rich Hammett and Shelley Hinkle for this lead.New and Upcoming Events - May 7, 2012 EditionNew and Upcoming Events - May 7, 2012 Edition

 

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