The Next W&S

Wednesday 24 October 2018

posted Oct 10, 2018, 4:08 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 1:44 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

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

posted Sep 4, 2018, 2:14 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Sep 26, 2018, 3:16 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  
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


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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

posted Aug 6, 2018, 7:03 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Aug 14, 2018, 2:08 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


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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

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

posted May 7, 2018, 12:49 AM by Scott Burman   [ updated Aug 23, 2018, 4:25 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

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

posted Apr 2, 2018, 12:25 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 7:12 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  Don't touch me I'm sick
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622
Polling place matters: where is your immune system and why we don't know how big it is
Lizzie Steinert, PostDoc, Northwestern University

How about getting off these antibiotics
Yeva Yue Shan, PostDoc, University of Chicago

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April 11, 2018

posted Feb 18, 2018, 1:13 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 7:13 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  "All models are wrong but some are useful" -George Box
April 11, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Why are there so many species? Exploring the boundaries of biodiversity using a combative fungal community
Dan Maynard, PostDoc, University of Chicago

The interaction between living things and an idea: conceptualizing  space as an active participant
Scott G Burman, PhD Student, UC Davis

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February 28, 2018

posted Jan 4, 2018, 2:09 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 7:14 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism: We Are Living In A Material World
February 28, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

The Dielectric Light Orchestra: Using Soft Matter for Hard Optics
James Dolan, PostDoc, Argonne National Laboratory & University of Chicago

Can wave dynamics save our precious coral reefs?
Sonny T Lee, Postdoc, Medicine, University of Chicago


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January 31 2018:

posted Jan 4, 2018, 2:09 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 7:15 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism: Proteins Rule Everything Around Me
January 31, 2018 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622
The biology of aging and protein folding: what we can learn from a short-lived, microscopic worm
Ambre Sala, Postdoc, Dept of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University

Well, tickle me PINK1: Using an alternative model to reveal a new gene role in neurodegenerative disease
Natasha Wadlington, University of Chicago & Museum of Science & Industry

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December 27 2017

posted Dec 28, 2017, 3:16 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 7:16 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism
December 27, 2017 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

What spatial patterns tell us about natural processes in biological systems, namely coral reefs and rivers
Scott Burman, PhD Student, Ecology, UC Davis

The power of poop: could poop transplants cure americans' digestive diseases? getting the facts right about fecal microbiota transplants
Sonny T Lee, Postdoc, Medicine, University of Chicago

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