New and Upcoming Events - September 30, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Sunday, September 30, 2012 11:44 AM

Since there are a couple of events early in the week, I thought a Sunday email reminder would be in order. Remember, you can follow us @sciencetavern on Twitter and on our Facebook page and that you can catch up with podcasts of select past meetups on iTunes.

See you at the Tavern,
Marc


New
Sat, Oct 27, 7:00p
The Ethics of Making Hybrid Robots with Living Brains and Artificial Bodies
Steve Potter’s research group at the Neuroengineering Laboratory at Georgia Tech interfaces networks of brain cells to computers and robots to study the mechanisms of learning, memory and information processing. Steve will talk about his findings and will extrapolate on where he believes the field is heading in order to provoke a discussion about ethical implications of studies with semi-living animals.


This week
Monday, 6:00p
Physics of the Piano
Why does a piano sound like a piano? This question, among others, will be the topic of a colloquium hosted by the School of Physics at Georgia Tech Monday. Come to get a better understanding what aspects of the piano are most critical in producing its wonderful musical tones.

Tuesday, 3:00p
God or Darwin? - A Marine Biologist’s Take on the Compatibility of Faith and Evolution
In this talk, which is part of Emory University's Nature of Knowledge series, Joel Martin, Chief of the Division of Invertebrate Studies at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, will argue that it is not contradictory to be a practicing, faithful Christian who accepts the science of evolution.

Saturday, 9:30a-6:00p
SpaceUp Atlanta - a Space Unconference Where You Create the Agenda
SpaceUp Atlanta is a space unconference, where participants decide the topics, schedule and structure of the event. Early registration on the Eventbrite site is $20 and entitles you to a free t-shirt along with other cool freebies.


Later in October
Sat, Oct 13, 10:00a
Science in Service: Get Your Hands Clean With The Global Soap Project
Each year an estimated 2.4 million children die from sanitation-related illnesses. The Global Soap Project is working to prevent those deaths and improve global health by recycling used hotel soap and turning it into new bars that are distributed to vulnerable populations around the world. Please join Josh Gough for a 2-hour volunteer shift to help with this important work. Josh has reserved 18 spots for us, so RSVP soon if you'd like to participate.

Thu, Oct 25, 6:30p
Bottlenose Dolphins and Legacy Contaminants Along the Georgia Coast
We are pleased to be able to work with the Georgia Aquarium in helping to promote their monthly "Science on Tap" series. This month the topic turns to bottlenose dolphins along the Georgia Coast and how they have been impacted by decades-old chemical contaminants.


Shout-outs
Physicist, science author and Science Tavern supporter, Sidney Perkowitz, is our Wonders & Marvels contributor this month with this fascinating story of The First Robot; I’ll be interviewed on Pete Ludovice’s (a.k.a. Dr. Pete ComedyInside the Black Box WREK (91.1 FM) radio show this Wednesday at noon.

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