The Science Scene

Friday, September 13
Zoobiquity Conference

"Zoobiquity Conference." Emory primatologist Frans de Waal is the keynote for a conference bringing together leaders in human and veterinary medicine, wildlife biology, conservation and evolutionary biology and behavioral ecology for collaborations in research, clinical care and public health. The conference aims to create greater awareness of the species-spanning nature of health and disease and accelerate biomedical innovation through scientific collaboration between a diverse range of experts in human and animal health. Registration is required.

Monday, September 16

"Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet." The third annual Global Leaders Lecture features David Kaye, an expert on human rights and freedom expression and a leading voice on digital security, free speech and the internet. At 12:15 pm at Emory's School of Law, Tull Auditorium.

Thursday, September 19

"Infectious Disease Across Scales Symposium." Faculty, students and researchers across Emory University, and beyond, who are involved in interdisciplinary work that transcends traditional boundaries of infectious diseases are invited to come together to learn of new internal funding opportunities and to network. From 1:3 to 5:30 pm in Whitehead Auditorium.

"Swarm Robotics: Lessons from Biology and How Robots Can Help with Environmental Monitoring." By drawing inspiration from social insects, flocking birds or schooling fish, swarm robotics investigates how large teams of robots should be coordinated. Georgia Tech engineer Magnus Egerstedt will describe how to make robot teams do useful things, including performing environmental monitoring and conservation tasks. A Science Cafe event, at 7 pm at Atlanta Botanical Garden's Mershon Hall. From 8:15 am to 6 pm at Emory's Cox Ballroom.

Monday, September 23

"Multi-scale Computations in Chemistry and Biophysics: Where We are and Where to Go Next." A talk by chemist Qiang Cui, from Boston University. In Emory's Atwood Hall, room 360.

Tuesday, September 24

"Music and the Language of Emotions." Lawrence Zbikowski, a professor of music from the University of Chicago, will discuss his work applying cognitive science to a range of problems confronting music scholars, including the nature of musical grammar, the relationship between music and movement, text-music relations and the structure of theories of music. At 4 pm in Emory's PAIS, room 290.

"The Science of Breaking Bad Explained." Dave Trumbore, science writer, animator and editor of Collider will present a workshop based on his book "The Science of Breaking Bad," that he co-wrote with the science expert of the "Breaking Bad" series. The workshop will cover famous scenes from the show and include fun experiments. The event is billed as "a Walter White meets Bill Nye the Science Guy experience." At 7 pm at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Decatur.

Thursday, September 26

"The Unspoken Truth About Surgical Education." Surgeon Rachel Rapaport Kelz, from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, is the featured speaker for Emory's Surgical Grand Rounds. At 7 am in Emory University Hospital Auditorium.

Friday, September 27

"Global Climate Action Symposium: European Climate Diplomacy Week." A range of experts will come together to showcase climate change engagement by local student activists, scientists and engineers, business and policy experts, and artists. The free event is open to the public and is jointly sponsored by Georgia Tech and six European consulates. Beginning at 9 am, in Georgia Tech's Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design.

Tuesday, October 8

"Insights from Specialized Spiders into the Study of Animal Cognition." Fiona Cross, an entomologist from the University of Florida, will discuss her research into spider cognition and what she's learned from studying miniature brains. At 4 pm in Emory's PAIS, room 290.

Thursday, October 17
Impact of Biodiversity

"The Impact of Biodiversity on Human Health." A day-long Biodiversity Symposium, sponsored by Emory University and France Atlanta, will look at the role of biodiversity in disease, ecology and planetary health. The event will bring together French and American researchers who are studying a range of topics related to the topic of biodiversity and health. Two Emory faculty are chairing the event and will also speak: Ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave and primate disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie.

"Alien Invaders of the Georgia Coast." Emory ichnologist Anthony Martin will touch on conservation issues related to the ecological impact of invasive species on the Georgia barrier islands such as hogs, horses, cattle, cats and ambrosia beetles. A Science Cafe event, at 7 pm at Atlanta Botanical Garden's Mershon Hall.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds