The Science Scene

Sunday to Tuesday, May 1 to May 3

"Bridging the Sciences: Zika Virus." A three-day meeting of Brazilian scientists and their international colleagues will feature sessions geared toward fundamental understanding of Zika virus biology and practical considerations for management of the infection. Topics will include aspects of epidemiology, pathophysiology and virology, as well as emerging preventive and therapeutic strategies. At the Emory Conference Center. Registration required.

Tuesday, May 3

"The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World." Best-selling author Andrea Wulf will discuss her book about the life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way nature is understood today. Von Humboldt was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. Wulf's biography brings this lost hero to science and the forgotten father of environmentalist back to life. At 7 pm in the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Saturday, May 7

"Fifth Annual Squishy Physics Saturday." You might be surprised that a great deal of science is required to produce your favorite ice cream with just the right texture, flavor and appearance. An expert food scientist and chefs will explore the entertaining intersection between science and ice cream. At 10 am at Georgia Tech's Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, room 152. This event is free, but registration is required.

Sunday, May 8

"Temple Grandin: Her Life, Her Work, and her Perspective on Autism." A talk by Temple Grandin, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3 and went on to become an animal scientist and a prominent speaker and author. At 2 pm at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall.

"Global Security and World Civilization." Amartya Sen, a Harvard professor of economics and philosophy, will deliver a lecture on global security. At 4 pm in White Hall, room 208.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Department of Pharmacology
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds