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New and Upcoming Events - March 7, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 9:46 AM

An exciting new meetup for April, the opening of the Neuro-Salon at Georgia Tech, has been added to our calendar this week. Pay careful attention, since some of the events listed have been sold-out or wait listed. Also, reminders and related news are posted to our Twitter feed @sciencetavern and to our Facebook page.

See You at the Tavern and around town!

Just added
Wed, Apr 11, 7p
Opening of the Neuro-Salon of the Neuro Humanities Entanglement Conference NEW
The Neuro-Salon, which features thought-provoking installations that demonstrate some of the remarkable conceptual collaborations underway between the neuroscience and the liberal arts, will kick off a two-day Neuro Humanities Entanglement Conference organized by Georgia Tech visiting professor and Science Tavern member, Barbara Stafford. This event is free and open to the public.

This week
Saturday, 9:30a
Squishy Physics - The Physics of Food and Cooking
This presentation by 3 prominent food physics experts will cover interesting and entertaining physical questions that are critical to cooking and understanding the properties of food. The Eventbrite site indicates that there is a wait list for this event. You will need to register and present a ticket in order to attend.

Next week
Wed, Mar 14, 7p
The Science of Creating Healthy, Beautiful Places *
Join us at Java Vino as land planner and landscape architect - and Science Tavern member - Joan Piccalo lets us know how the architectural, engineering, and construction Industry can meet the challenge of buildings that meet both functional and human needs. A pre-order box-dinner menu will be circulated in a few days. Your cooperation will help us to expedite food service at this event.

Sat, Mar 17, 10:30a
Behind the Scenes - the Clough Learning Commons and the Glass Shop at Georgia Tech *
This “behind the scenes” tour arranged by Science Tavern member and Georgia Tech Scientific Glassblower, Don Woodyard, is fully booked, but a waiting list is available. If you have signed up, but can’t attend, please update your RSVP. We will try to accommodate as many people as possible and let you know as soon as we decide.

Later this month
Sat, Mar 24, 7p
Using X-rays, Computers and Robots to Reveal the Secrets of Swimming in Sand *
At our March Manuel’s meetup Georgia Tech Physicist Dan Goldman will tell us how he uses X-ray imaging, as well as computer and robot modeling, to understand how the remarkable 10-cm-long sandfish swims rapidly below the surface of the sand.

Tue, Mar 27, 7p
The Science History Club Presents Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins appears at the Gwinnett Center for Performing Arts to speak and to celebrate the release of his most recent work, "The Magic of Reality" with a book signing and reception. This event is sold out. I have set up a Facebook event page, Dawkins Does Duluth, to facilitate ticket hunting and to make arrangements for a get-together after the show.

* denotes an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.

In order to celebrate the high-energy physics conference in Atlanta later this month, the American Physical Society is holding a contest to see who can make the best under-5-minute video about elementary particle physics. The grand prize is a "cosmic balloon ride". See this thread on our message board for details. The deadline for entries is March 19.

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