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If you are excited by science - but not necessarily a science professional - and you live in the Atlanta area, then the Atlanta Science Tavern is the meetup for you.

Our program is centered on a fourth Saturday of the month meeting at Manuel's Tavern, which features a speaker - typically a scientist from a nearby university or research center - who presents his or her work to a smart general audience of science enthusiasts. We also host occasional presentations as part of our ongoing Young Researchers Series, which features talks by graduate students and postdocs.

In addition, we organize social outings and field trips that provide opportunities for our members to experience science as it expresses itself in the community at large. Public lectures at local universities, most prominently the Georgia Tech College of Sciences, are a mainstay of our meetup calendar.

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Citizen Nobel: The Pressure and Power of Winning the Ultimate Scientific Prize

- This online event is a production of Consulate General of Switzerland and the Consulate General of Germany in Atlanta as part of the 2021 Atlanta Science Festival.
- Admission is free but advance registration at the following link is required:
- You can view a YouTube trailer for Citizen Nobel here:

A late night phone call comes in telling Swiss chemist Jacques Dubochet that he has won the 2017 Nobel Prize. Suddenly, Dubochet is not just a successful scientist - he is a Nobel Laureate. With this title comes immense power. His opinions, his words, his ideas all suddenly carry so much more weight. Join us for a moderated conversation about scientists and their social responsibility - sparked by the documentary Citoyen Nobel - a film that shares the story of how Nobel Prize winners navigate their sudden popularity. The film will be available to registrants for viewing to watch before or after the panel discussion during the week of March 13 - 20. Panelists include:

Dr. Deboleena Roy (moderator), Senior Associate Dean of Faculty, Professor of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology with a joint appointment in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University.

Dr. Asifa Akthar, Vice President of the Biology and Medicine Section in the Max Planck Society

Dr. Eri Saikawa, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, Emory University

Dr. Stefan Rahmstorf, Co-Head of Research Department on Earth System Analysis of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Professor of Physics of the Oceans at the University of Potsdam

Dr. Rico Buchli, Director of Research-TCRm Development at Pure Protein LLC

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