New and Upcoming Events - January 22, 2013 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:44 AM

We have a new event on our calendar, part of our new Young Researchers Series, which will feature work by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. 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 our iTunes library.

See you at Manuel's Tavern and all around town,
Marc


New
Wed, Feb 13, 7:00p
Optogenetics: Controlling Neurons and Manipulating Behavior with Light *
Optogenetics is a new technique that is fundamentally changing what is possible in the field of neuroscience. Join us at Java Vino to hear Emory graduate student Kenneth McCullough discuss this revolutionary technology. This talk is part of our ongoing Young Researcher Series.


This week
Sat, Jan 26, 7:00p
Exploring Tracks and Prints, Marks and Holes on Georgia's Barrier Islands *
Emory paleontologist and professor of environmental studies - and our very first Manuel's Tavern speaker - returns for a third time to tell us the stories behind the prints and tracks on the seashore and the marks or dug holes in the dunes and forests of Georgia's barrier islands. Copies of Tony's new book, Life Traces of the Georgia Coast, will be available for purchase and signing.


Next week
Tue, Jan 29, 6:00p
Highly Advanced Mining Techniques in 16th-Century Europe - An EU Science Cafe
Join us at the Alliance Francaise for this European Union (EU) Science Cafe to hear Nicolas Florsch, Scientific Attache at French General Consulate here, discuss how highly advanced mining techniques contributed to the wealth of the Habsburg dynasty in 16th-century Europe. Snacks and light refreshments will be served.


In February
Sat, Feb 2, 10:00a
Squishy Physics 2013
This three-part lecture, including Atlanta Science Tavern member and Emory physicist Sidney Perkowitz, will cover interesting and entertaining physical questions that are critical to cooking and understanding the properties of food. Follow the link for details and be sure to register on the Eventbrite site.

Sat, Feb 2, 6:30p
Why Evolution is True - An Evening with Jerry Coyne
You are invited to join the Peachtree City Humanists as they celebrate Darwin Day with an evening lecture by preeminent evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne, Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. Visit the above Facebook page for details and to RSVP.

Sat, Feb 9, 8:00p
Pocket Protectors & Other Fashion Statements - A Dr. Pete Comedy Show
For those of you who missed Pete Ludovice's appearance at our meetup in June or for those that are looking for a science-comedy recharge, this show, sponsored by the MIT Club of Atlanta, will feature Dr. Pete, engineering professor by day and stand-up comedian by night. Follow the link above and be sure to book online to reserve yourself a seat.

Sun, Feb 10, 5:30p
Evolutionary Biology, Then and Now - A Darwin Day Dinner at Einstein's *
The response to this 2-speaker mini-symposium at Einstein's in Midtown has been overwhelming. The waiting is 70 deep. Some spaces may open up when reminders go out as the date of the event approaches.

Sat, Feb 23, 7:00p
Bringing Solar Astronomy to 50,000 People a Year - A Fundraiser *
Believe it or not, thanks to Stephen Ramsden, Atlanta is home to the world's largest solar astronomy outreach program, the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. Come hear Stephen tell us about sharing the fiery, magnetized plasma structures on our nearest star with more than 50,000 adults and students with over 70 appearances each year and help support this worthwhile cause.

* Denotes an event which is an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.

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