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SITN Lecture - Thinking about Thinking: Science of Decision Making

  • Nov 14, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Join us for the next in the series of Science in the News Fall Lectures, as they discuss their latest scientific findings about obesity.

For those of you not familiar with SITN's lecture format, lectures are free, accessible, and open to the public. All lectures are given entirely by graduate students at Harvard and focus on hot topics in science research and news.

All lectures are on Wednesdays starting at 7 PM at the Armenise Amphitheater at Harvard Medical School. They are 2 hours in length, with a 10 minute break in between.

They will have light refreshments before the lecture (coffee, tea, cookies, etc.)

The 2012 Fall Schedule is as Follows:

  • September 19:  Broken Genes: The Role of DNA Repair in Preventing Cancer
  • September 26:  Big Love: Monogamy and Promiscuity in the Animal Kingdom
  • October 3: How Evolution Generates "Endless Forms Most Beautiful"
  • October 10: Biotechnology and the Emergence of New Therapeutics
  • October 17: Living Foods: The Microbiology of Food and Drink
  • October 24: The Universe is a (Pretty Big) Box: From Cells to Galaxies using Supercomputers
  • November 7: Clean Energy of the Future: Solar cells, Biofuels and Fuel Cell Catalysts
  • November 14: Thinking about Thinking: the Science of Decision Making from an Economics and Neurobiology Perspective
  • November 28:  What's in Your Genes: Whole Genome Sequencing and its Impact on Personalized Medicine

Best way to get there is by T.  The closest Green Line stops are the E train at Longwood Medical Area, and the D train at Longwood.  The Harvard Medical School Quadrangle is on Longwood Avenue, across from the half traffic circle at Avenue Louis Pasteur.  The Armenise Amphitheater is the first building on the left (facing into the quadrangle).

There is parking at the Masco Garage at 375 Longwood.  Evening rate is $7

HMS Quadrangle Map

Longwood Medical Area Map

Interactive Google Map

Masco Parking Garage Info

We'll gather on the benches outside the main entrance of the Courtyard Cafe (or in the lobby if it's wet out). We'll hang out there until about 6:45, then go in to get seats and refreshments before the lecture.  Afterwards, they usually have lab tours, or if anyone's up for more food, drinks, and socializing in the 9:00 hour or so, there's a Bertucci's down the street.

Hope to see you there :)

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  • wei

    I left about 8 pm so it would be hard to comment to much. overall, It was interesting as I did learn something new

    November 15, 2012

  • M L


    November 12, 2012

  • Jane

    May I ask who are the speakers?

    November 10, 2012

    • Christopher V.

      Hi Jane, https://sitn.hms.harva...­ should have speaker info in the next few days (it's still showing last week's topic).

      November 10, 2012

    • Jane

      Hi Chris, thanks for the reply. Yes, I found that SITN website but didn't find the speakers. So, I wonder if anybody here could know the speakers.

      November 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So if there's a wait list, does that mean the lecture hall is at capacity?

    November 8, 2012

    • Christopher V.

      It's a public event, you can attend without RSVPing here, I think they just wanted to put a cap on the number.

      November 10, 2012

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