"The Global Fight Against Climate Change: Are We There Yet?" Emory graduate Daniel Rochberg, who is now with the U.S. State Department, will talk about the complex policy issues surrounding efforts to deal with our warming planet. At 4 pm in Emory's Math and Science Center, room N306.
"Cosmic Rays: Alien Invaders from Outer Space." Georgia Tech physicist Nepomuk Otte will talk about the microscopic, charged particles that bombard Earth from outer space,how they are detected, what has been learned about their origins from recent experiments, and how they are used to test the foundation of modern physics. At 6 pm in Georgia Tech's Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, room 144.
Tuesday, December 3
|"Celebrating Humpback Whales."|
"Integrated Molecular and Cellular Approach to Bacterial Decision Making." Who knew? Bacteria have to make decisions. Jose Onuchi of Rice University will describe the process. At 2:30 pm in Emory's Math and Science Center, room E300.
"Celebrating the Social Intelligence and Foraging of the Alaskan Humpback Whale." Fred Sharpe, from the Alaska Whale Foundation, will talk about remarkable feeding behaviors and a type of tool use by whales. A Science On Tap event of the Georgia Aquarium. At 6:30 pm in the aquarium's Oceans Ballroom.
Wednesday, December 4
"Exploring the Solar System with Robots." Chris Arridge, from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory at University College London, will talk about space exploration, from the birth of the space age to the present day and beyond. An Atlanta European Science Cafe event. At 6 pm at Alliance Franc̹aise.
Friday, December 6
"From Mechanism to Meaning: Neocortical Dynamics and Perception." A talk by Christopher Moore, a neuroscientist from Brown University. At noon, in Emory's Whitehead Biomedical Research Building Auditorium.
Tuesday, December 10
"Bias in the Academy: From Neural Networks to Social Networks." A day-long Emory symposium, featuring guest speakers in psychology from New York University, the University of Delaware and Stanford, along with Emory scholars of race and difference and ethics. The event starts at 9 am at the Emory School of Medicine, room 110.
"Using New Technology for Peace." Information technology is changing how non-governmental organizations do their work, from streamlining election observation to using social media to map the evolution of armed groups. A panel of experts will discuss these issues at The Carter Center, at 7 pm.
|"Science Trivia Challenge: Newtonmas 2013."|
"Science Trivia Challenge: Newtonmas 2013." Join the Atlanta Science Tavern for its popular team trivia competition. Student teams are welcome. At Manuel's Tavern at 7 pm.
Friday and Saturday, January 3 and 4
"Scientist Turned Comedian Tim Lee." A comic with a PhD, Tim Lee is known for his cerebral brand of humor infused with science. He has been described as a cross between "your high school chemistry teacher and George Carlin." At 8 pm at Georgia Tech's DramaTech Theater. Tickets required.
For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:
Center for Chemical Evolution
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds
Emory All-events Calendar
Emory Mobile Calendar