The Science Scene

Monday, September 18

"'Big Chicken' Atlanta Book Launch." Atlanta journalist Mary McKenna will discuss her new book "Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats." The modern chicken industry started in Georgia, and led the rest of agriculture into routinely giving antibiotics to meat animals, forever changing the shape of farms and contributing to a worldwide epidemic of drug resistance. At 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

"Scientific Computing for Movies and Beyond." Mathematician Joseph Teran, from UCLA, will deliver a Frontiers in Science lecture. He will discuss simulations of virtual materials for water, smoke, fire and soft tissues, which require computing for solid and fluid mechanics problems. Both movie special effects and virtual surgery demand physically realistic simulations. At 6 pm at Georgia Tech's Engineered Biosystems Building, room 1005.

Tuesday, September 19

"Star Formation and Turbulent Clouds." Unraveling the star formation process requires an understanding of the complex interplay of gravity, magnetic fields and turbulence. Physicist David Collins, from Florida State University, will discuss the rich physics of star formation and his efforts to stimulate the process. At 2:30 pm in Emory's Math and Science Center, E300.

"The Unveiling of Frankenstein's Creation." Ross Rossin, Emory's Schwartz Artist-in-Residence, will unveil his interpretation of Victor Frankenstein's Creation, based on the novel by Mary Shelley. The event is part of the Frankenstein Anniversary Commemoration and Emory (FACE), a campus-wide initiative marking the 200th year of the publication of Frankenstein. At 7 pm at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. Registration required.

Saturday, September 23

"The Hidden Lives of Microbes in the Wild and How They Transform Our Planet." Most of us are familiar with microbes in our daily lives, both in a good way (yogurt) or a bad way (cavities). However, most microbes aren't so domestic. They live in the wild and have intriguing lifestyles that affect our existence at a global scale. Georgia Tech's Nadia Szeinbaum will discuss these invisible giants and what she has found out while investigating them in the lab. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

The Hidden Lives of Microbes
Friday, October 27

"Culture, Learning and Education." A symposium by Emory's Center for Mind, Brain and Culture bringing together perspectives from ethnography, developmental psychology, neuroscience and the sociology of education for a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary investigation of what we have learned about the many ways in which we learn. From 1 to 5:30 pm at PAIS, room 290.

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