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http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/7/9/5/6/event_207211062.jpegJoin us at the Burren for the next Science by the Pint, as Dr. Peter Girguis and colleagues present Life in the Deep Sea. For those of you who may have attended Heather Olins' lecture last month on The Alien World of Hydrothermal Vents (http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/events/121515942/), Dr Girguis is the PI for her lab, which studies the physiology and biochemistry of deep sea microorganisms. The team will be telling us all about their work with life forms and ecosystems at the bottom of our oceans.
For those who've never been, Science by the Pint is an event sponsored by an organization of Harvard graduate students called Science in the News. In between their sleepless hours of hard work at Harvard Med School, they bring cutting edge scientific research to the public in a fun and informal format. The event goes like this:
The main speaker gives a short 5-10 minute talk (not a full length lecture) about their research, then answers general questions from the audience. The team of colleagues comes around to individual tables and spends one-on-one time answering questions over food and refreshments. Lots of nerdy fun is had by all. Things officially start at 7:00, but arriving by 6:30 allows fellow nerds to find a place to sit together, order food and drinks, and be ready once things get going.
The Burren is located on Elm Street right in the heart of Davis Square, just a short walk from the Red Line stop. If you prefer to drive, there are metered spots on the street and in nearby municipal lots (see link below). Metered parking is active until 8:00 PM, and free thereafter. Municipal lot meters are good for three hours, and street spots are good for two.
Hope to see you there :)
SITN - Science by the Pint (https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/science-by-the-pint/)
Girguis Laboratory at Harvard (http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/faculty/girguis/index.html)
The Burren (http://www.burren.com/)
Davis Square Parking (http://www.somervillema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Davis%20Square%20Parking%20Map.pdf)