Next Meetup

Adventures in Big Data Analysis
Please join us May 4th as we welcome Tamás Budavári, Professor of Applied Mathematics & Statistics from Johns Hopkins University. Tamás will discuss how advances in open data, technology, and geospatial analysis have opened up new possibilities for cross-disciplinary research that blends mathematics and social science. The lecture will be held at The John Wesley Powell Auditorium, adjacent to the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. This event is free and open to curious minds! The entrance to the Powell Auditorium is through the Cosmos Club parking lot at the corner of Massachusetts and Florida Avenues. Note: There is NO onsite parking. For more information on this lecture, please visit:

The John Wesley Powell Auditorium, adjacent to the Cosmos Club

Corner of Massachusetts Ave NW and Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC · 20008, DC


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PSW Science ( was founded in 1871 as the Philosophical Society of Washington, by Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian Institution and other leading scientists. The Society invites prominent scientists from the United States and abroad to present the latest scientific research. Meetings are generally held every other Friday evening from September to May in the Powell Auditorium, adjacent to the Cosmos Club in downtown Washington.

There is no admission charge for the lectures. However, please note that joining the meetup group is not the same as joining PSW Science. Society membership helps to pay for the meetings and other expenses. Dues-paid members of the Society also have the opportunity to attend pre-meeting dinners with the speakers. Apply for Society membership here (

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