The Science Scene

Friday, June 26

"Dinosaurs After Dark." Emory paleontologist Anthony Martin is featured in a talk about the science, and Hollywood fiction, in the movie "Jurassic World," and its forerunner, "Jurassic Park." At 7 pm in the auditorium of the Fernbank Museum. 

Saturday, June 27

"Elevating Deceptions: A Mathematical Mystery Tour." Georgia Tech mathematician Matt Baker will give a "tour" of the boundary between science and magic, through a talk touching on quantum mechanics, the predictions of knot theory, randomness and the mysteries of the number 58008. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Wednesday, July 1

"A Textbook Case of Keeping Evolution in the Science Classroom." Jeffrey Selman, lead plantiff in the Selman v. Cobb County School District case, tells how it was that an average citizen took up the challenge to defend the integrity of science curriculum in public schools. Selman's new book, "God Sent Me: A Textbook Case on Evolution vs. Creation," will be available for purchase and signing. Part of the Young Researchers series of Atlanta Science Tavern. At 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Wednesday, July 8

"Solve for X Variety Show." The science of the ocean is featured in this variety show themed "Snark Week." From sharks to shrimp, from shores to submarines, enjoy performances by comedians, writers, actors and puppeteers. At 9 pm at the Highland Inn. 

Sunday, July 12

"Seeing the Light: Aspects of Photographic Light." John Mariana, of Mariana Photography, is the featured speaker at Atlanta Botanical Garden's Science Cafe. At 2 pm in the garden's Mershon Hall.
Seeing the Light

Thursday, July 16

"Arsenic as a Global Environmental Health Challenge." Exposure to the carcinogen arsenic is of public health interest in many countries, including Bangladesh and the United States. Matthew Gribble, an epidemiologist from the University of Southern California, will discuss how factors such as body mass index, nutrient intake, genetics and gender make a difference in arsenic metabolism and susceptibility. At noon at Rollins School of Public Health, in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, room 2001.

Saturday, July 25

"Using Digital Images and Supercomputers to Help Create Drought-resistant Crops." Georgia Tech biologist Alexander Bucksch will describe how he is applying computational biology to the challenge of developing much needed drought-resistant food crops. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Sunday, August 9
Being Seen and Unseen


"Being Seen and Unseen: What Organisms Can Teach Us About How to Manipulate Light." Marc Weissburg, an environmental scientist from Georgia Tech, is the featured speaker for Atlanta Botanical Garden's Science Cafe. At 2 pm in the garden's Mershon Hall.

Ongoing Events

"Brain: The Inside Story." A special exhibition at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History explores how the brain controls our senses and emotions and powers our thinking. The exhibition is filled with hands-on activities to bring to life topics such as the neurochemistry of love, how memory is formed, neuroplasticity and the health of the brain, and the intriguing, soon-to-be-reality of the futuristic brain. Through August 23.





For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Anthropology
Biology
Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Center for Science Education
Chemistry
Economics
Department of Pharmacology
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods
Math and Computer Science
Physics
Psychology
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds
Sociology