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New and Upcoming Events - March 3, 2013 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Sunday, March 3, 2013 8:59 AM

Heads up! There are a number of new events on the calendar, some scheduled for this week. Always remember to click through links to find out about important information about these meetups, including sponsorship, directions for parking and admission costs, if any.

Marc

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March meetup at Manuel’s
Sat, Mar 23, 7:00p
Single-molecule Biophysics: A Hands-on Approach to Your Molecules *
What if you could manipulate an individual DNA molecule and follow it as it interacts with a protein or as it mimics the action of an enzyme in the cell nucleus? Emory physicist Laura Finzi will explore these and other fascinating questions at our Manuel's meetup this month.


New
Mon, Mar 4, 6:00p
A Discovery: The Higgs - Why It is Important and How It was Done
Howard Gordon of Brookhaven National Laboratory will describe the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and it role in the search for and the discovery of the elusive Higgs boson, the last missing piece of the Standard Model of particle physics.

Wed, Mar 6, 6:00p
Lust, Romance, Attachment: The Drive to Love and Who We Choose
Visiting Rutgers Research Professor, Helen Fisher, using the results of brain studies, will help us understand why we are naturally, chemically drawn to some people rather than others and the biological as well as the evolutionary basis of monogamy, adultery and divorce.

Thu, Mar 14, 6:30p
Your Brain On Ocean: Merging Ocean Exploration and Neuroscience - Science on Tap $
Join us as the Georgia Aquarium hosts the engaging Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols for a brainy take on ocean conservation. J.’s work focuses on inspiring a deeper connection with nature. Note: Tickets must be purchased online in advance of this event. Also, the Aquarium suggests attendance by those 21 and older.

Thu, April 4, 6:00p
Baseball and Physics: "You Can Observe a Lot by Watching"
In this talk University of Illinois Professor of Physics Alan Nathan will focus on two broad aspects of the game: the physics of the baseball-bat collision and the flight of the baseball through the air and will show how a physicist goes about trying to investigate these phenomena.


Next week
Tue, Mar 12, 11:00a
How To Put Your Brain On The Internet: Lessons From A Cyborg
In this provocative and entertaining talk, author Michael Chorost will show emerging technologies that allow brain activity to be read and altered in unprecedented detail. He'll outline what a future "World Wide Mind" could look like and ask: Would you want to be part of it?

Tue, Mar 12, 4:00p
The Search for Human “Fingerprints” in Observed Records of Climate Change
Benjamin Santer, geoscientist who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to “build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change,” a member of the National Academy of Science and a MacArthur Fellow, will be the Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Year Plummer Lecturer.


Later in March
Wed, Mar 20, 6:00p
One Health: Humans and Non-Human Animals, We are All in this Together - An EU Science Cafe
The next installment of the European Union Science Cafe will feature Malcolm Bennett, Co-Director of the National Centre for Zoonosis Research in Liverpool which studies the transmission of diseases from non-human animals to humans. Come learn more about this increasingly important public health topic. Free snacks and refreshments will be served.

Sun, Mar 24, 2:30p
"Tracking Exotic Mammals on the Georgia Coast" at Fernbank Museum $
Take in the new Extreme Mammals exhibit and join Emory environmental scientist and paleontologist Tony Martin for a lively presentation about how to recognize the tracks and signs of feral hogs, cattle, horses and cats, and explore the effects these animals have on the ecosystems of the Georgia coast.


* Denotes an event which is an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.
$ Indicates that an admission fee may be required.

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