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New and Upcoming Events - October 29, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Monday, October 29, 2012 9:46 AM

Three new events have been added this week, a gallery reception at Georgia State and two lectures in the continuing Inquiring Mind series at Georgia Tech. 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 iTunes.

See you at the Tavern,
Marc


This week
Thursday, 5:30p
"Georgia's Amphibians and Reptiles" Photographic Exhibit - Special Reception NEW
The Atlanta Herpetology Club cordially invites you to attend to a special reception for this photographic exhibit highlighting the diverse amphibians and reptiles that live on the Georgia Coastal Plain.

Thursday, 6:00p
"Seeing and Building with Atoms: Adventures in the Nano World" at Georgia Tech NEW
Come hear Georgia Tech physicist Elisa Reido discuss her research which involves the investigation of nanometer scale mechanical, chemical and physical properties of surfaces and liquid-solid interfaces.


Next week
Thur, Nov 8, 6:00p
A Century of Superfluidity: From Mercury to Neutron Stars to Ultra-cold Atoms NEW
It’s been over a hundred years since superconductivity was discovered. Since then number of related phenomena have been been revealed on scales ranging from the nuclear to the astrophysical. Carlos Sa de Melo, Associate Professor of Physics at Georgia Tech, will discuss this fascinating variety of superfluids and how they might be controlled.

Sat, Nov 10, 7:00pm
A Model Science and Technology Internship Program for High School Students
We have to look no further than Wheeler High School in Cobb County to find a wonderful example of innovative science education in our own community. Please join us as teacher and coordinator Dawn Adams tells us about the model internship program that she has help to develop as part of the Center for Advanced Studies there.

Note: Our November Manuel’s event has been moved to the second Saturday of the month to avoid the Thanksgiving weekend and the third-Saturday Atlanta Skeptics meetup.


Shout-outs
I took another turn as the Atlanta Science Tavern monthly contributor to Holly Tucker's history blogging website Wonders & Marvels with this essay, A History of Diffusing Useful Knowledge.

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