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Nerd Nite is a monthly event during which several folks give fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. (It's like the Discovery Channel… with beer!)
Now from the comfort of your own home! Grab a beer from your fridge and do your thinking and drinking with us remotely.
Join us through Facebook Live here:
or through Zoom here:
This month's speakers and topics:
1) How Much for a Priceless Smile? Economics of Dental Tourism
by Shaka Brown
Shaka Brown was born with a tooth. It quickly fell out. He has since left many more teeth around the world. His goal? A smile that can be loved by someone that isn’t his mother. Join him for an adventure of international proportions, and learn some of the opportunities and obstacles when sharing your precious orifice in a strange land.
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2) Planets Under Construction: How to Study a Million Year Process
by Nienke van der Marel
Planets around other stars, also called exoplanets, are seen everywhere! In the last 25 years, thousands of exoplanets have been found throughout the Milky Way. How do we find these planets? What are the chances of discovering life there? And if they are so common, why is it that we still don't know how they are formed? With the ALMA telescope we can now finally zoom into the birth cradles of planets: dusty disks around young stars. The spectacular images have given us new insights, but also raised many more questions on the process of planet formation.
Nienke van der Marel is a Banting postdoctoral fellow at University of Victoria since December 2019, working on planet formation using the revolutionary ALMA telescope. Before this she worked for 2 years as NRC postdoctoral fellow at the Herzberg institute for Astronomy, and 2 years as Parrent fellow at the University of Hawaii. She received her PhD cum laude in 2015 at Leiden University in the Netherlands, where she originates. In September 2021 she will join Leiden University again as assistant professor. Nienke is also the founder and host of Nerd Nite Victoria, with public science talks in an informal setting every third Wednesday of the month since August 2018.
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3) Great Big Trivia (*Zoom Only!*)
This month, in place of a 3rd presentation join us for trivia and awesome tunes with David Blum of Great Big Trivia. Each round begins easy and gets progressively more difficult, so whether you're a casual trivia player or seasoned trivia buff there's something for everyone!
We're playing for fun (and pride), but like traditional pub trivia we'll keep score. You'll submit answers via this Google Form: https://forms.gle/uy527tsJj7YYrjVo8
Can you beat the competition?
**Every second Thursday of the month. Now from the comfort of your own home.**