Nerd Nite Ann Arbor
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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor: Genomes, Atoms, and Scientific Discovery
Thursday, April 20th, 6:30-9:30 PM
LIVE Ann Arbor, 101 S. 1st Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Join three of A2's nerdiest scientists to get geeky with an evening of fun, friends, and wacky science!
What Your Genome Can Say About You
Presented by Shweta Ramdas
In the last decade, we suddenly have access to each position in our DNA. My talk will focus on what this can (and cannot) tell us: about ancestry, health, and behavior.
A Supernova in the Lab: Nuclear Research at NSCL
Presented by Zach Constan
MSU’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) is one of the world’s leading rare isotope research facilities. How do researchers study atomic nuclei that are too small to see, exist for less than a second, and can’t be found on Earth? Simply accelerate them to half the speed of light, smash them, and then study the pieces. The secrets we learn could help explain what happens in exploding stars and the origins of elements in your body. In addition, MSU has begun constructing the $730 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, a DOE Office of Science project to design and establish a world-leading laboratory that will push the boundaries of nuclear science.
Unknown, Unknowns, and How We Make Scientific Discoveries
Presented by Terry McGlynn
Scientists do research to answer specific questions, but many of our biggest discoveries come out of the blue? How can scientists do research to make big discoveries when we don't see them coming?
Type: Talk or Demonstration
Nerd Nite Ann Arbor - Science Edition returns! Join three of A2's nerdiest scientists to get geeky with an evening of fun, friends, and wacky science! Proudly co-hosted by MSU SciFest, Nerd Nite Ann Arbor, and science communication organization RELATE, we'll conduct experiments to determine the best proportions of nerdy enthusiasm and malted beverages. See you there!
- Elyse Aurbach , Co-Boss , Nerd Nite Ann Arbor
Ages: All Ages
- Human or Animal Medicine
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Time and Location
Date/Time: 4/20/2017 6:30 - 9:30 PM
102 South 1st St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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