The Next W&S

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

posted May 7, 2019, 3:16 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated May 7, 2019, 3:47 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  Every picture tells a story (also, mummies)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Art & engineering: Tracking the chemistry that makes paintings come to life

Becca Harmon, Graduate Student

Northwestern University


Unraveling the Secrets of a Roman-Egyptian Mummy

Victoria Cooley, Graduate Student in Materials Science & Engineering

Northwestern University


Hosted by Cortney & Erica

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

posted Mar 26, 2019, 6:01 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated May 7, 2019, 3:47 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  blind leading the naked
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Naked mole-rats getting high and living forever: lessons in endocannabinoid control of development

Brigitte M Browe, PhD Candidate

University of Illinois at Chicago


Naked, neuro-protected and cancer-free

Emily Vice, Graduate Student

University of Illinois at Chicago


Hosted by Erica & Natasha

Wednesday 13 March 2019

posted Feb 28, 2019, 4:36 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated May 7, 2019, 3:48 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  Where is my mind?
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Katie's Kainate Receptors: Using CRISPR to identify the link between a single genetic mutation and a mysterious neurodevelopmental disorder
Erica Binelli, PhD Candidate
Northwestern University

It's All Right: The right hemisphere's role in language comprehension
Andriana Christofalos, PhD Candidate 
University of Illinois at Chicago

Hosted by Hannah

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

posted Jan 22, 2019, 11:54 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated May 7, 2019, 3:48 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  You and me have a disease
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622
Cropped from TEM photo of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia by Dr. Linda Stannard
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: multi-faceted, multiplying, and multi-drug resistant
Megan Nas, PhD Candidate 
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Legionella pneumphilla: an accidental human infection
Lubov Grigoryeva, PhD Candidate 
Northwestern University

Hosted by Hannah

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

posted Nov 30, 2018, 7:59 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Feb 18, 2019, 4:16 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  Fireside Chat: Science Communication, whose job is it anyway?
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

It’s the day after Christmas: 
avoid your family, swig some nog, don your best smoking jacket, and join scientists Lizzie and Scott for a discussion (and debate) about scientific communication and who should be doing it

Wednesday 24 October 2018

posted Oct 10, 2018, 4:08 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Feb 18, 2019, 4:16 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  What's my age again?
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

“Hey, I just came here for the science!”: Reflections and lessons from a skeptic who studies parenting from the outside
Bridget McGann, BA
Indiana University

Neurogenesis: How the creation of new brain cells is key to a healthy life
Sylvia Ortega-Martinez, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Chicago

Hosted by Hannah

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

posted Sep 4, 2018, 2:14 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Feb 18, 2019, 4:17 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  Inside the Atom
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Neutrinos: The ghost particle
Mateus Carneiro, PhD, Postdoc
Oregon State University

Dark matter in cosmology and particle physics

Gordan Krnjaic, PhD

David Schramm Fellow, Fermilab & University of Chicago


Invisible, improbable, intrepid : 3D cameras for the subatomic world

Elena Gramellini, PhD

Lederman Fellow, Fermilab


Hosted by Hannah

Slides from these talks:

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

posted Aug 6, 2018, 7:03 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Feb 18, 2019, 4:15 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  Sunshine Tomorrow
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Mamma mia! Solar energy from spaghetti polymers

Micaela Matta, PhD

PostDoc, Northwestern


The microbial universe

Ashley Sidebottom, PhD

PostDoc, University of Chicago


Hosted by Hannah

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

posted Jul 2, 2018, 3:38 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 7:11 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  Let me show you the world in my eyes
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Making data beautiful: Cinematic visualization at the intersection of Hollywood visual effects and supercomputer science
Kalina Borkiewicz, Research Programmer, Advanced Visualization Laboratory
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Science Talk: Who needs to be “Schooled” about Science and Technology?
Joeli Brinkman, PhD, Research Center Manager,
Chicago CHEC, Northeastern Illinois University

Hosted by Hannah

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

posted May 7, 2018, 12:49 AM by Scott Burman   [ updated Feb 18, 2019, 4:19 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  You shake my nerves & you rattle my brain
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Electroceuticals: The Heart, The Brain, and the Tools We Use To Treat Them
Anne Roessler, PhD Candidate, Loyola University, Chicago

It Takes a Village to Order Chipotle: The Network of Neurons That Help You Point to the Guacamole
Jacqueline Patterson, PhD Student, Northwestern University

Hosted by Hannah

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