Science, Society & Culture
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The New York Academy of Sciences
Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University present the results of a new study showing that employees in high-performing, green-certified buildings had higher cognitive function test scores than those in similarly high-performing buildings that were not green certified, even after controlling for other potential explanatory factors.
November 7, 2016 - February 9, 2017
Instructor: Barbara Houtz (STEM Education Solutions, LLC)
Take the online course Scientists Teaching Science and learn about active vs. passive learning, creating course objectives and test items, and finding ways to improve your teaching and assessment techniques for students of all ages.
Monday, November 7, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome. All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.
Monday, September 26, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.
Friday, September 16, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speakers: Lori B. Andrews (Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology), Gary Bennett (Duke University), Barbara E. Millen (Millennium Prevention, Inc.), Tooraj Mirshahi (Geisinger Clinic), Satchidananda Panda (SALK Institute), Ruth E. Patterson (University of California San Diego), Michael K. Price (Georgia State University), Karandeep Singh (University of Michigan), and Nicholas Tatonetti (Columbia University)
Researchers, health professionals, and a growing wellness-conscious public use technology to monitor health status. Big Data harnessed from this technology have created a foundation for focused research targeting obesity, but at what cost?
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
The Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences cordially invites members to the 198th Annual Meeting.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Featuring: Daniel Harlow (Harvard University Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature), Scott Aaronson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Brian Swingle (Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Moderator: George Musser (Spooky Action at a Distance)
Recent research suggests that quantum information and entanglement of quantum states—a term coined by Schrödinger to describe "spooky action at a distance" between quantum particles in his letters to Einstein in which he also proposed his famous thought experiment, Schrödinger's cat, to illustrate quantum superposition—may be key to understanding quantum gravity, one of the greatest unsolved problems of modern physics. Physicists are now wrestling with another paradox thought experiment that describes the fate of quantum states at the event horizon of a black hole and may upend some of the time-tested fundamental theories. This panel will discuss the fascinating interplay between two great theories of the 20th century—quantum theory and general relativity—and how these phenomena may be exploited, from black holes to quantum computing.
Featured Speaker: Peter Godfrey-Faussett (UNAIDS)
Participants gathered at the New York Academy of Sciences to discuss one of the next frontiers in the HIV field: how NCDs and HIV interact, how they should be treated, and how policy needs to adapt to facilitate effective treatment for people living with NCDs.
Is there a limit to human knowledge? Where do philosophy and physics intersect? Are we alone in the universe? Answering these and other questions, this six-part series united some of our most vibrant public intellectuals and communicators for explorations that reflect on the current state of modern physical sciences, its greatest mysteries and future endeavors, and its philosophical significance for our understanding of reality and the spiritual dimension of human existence.
Edited by Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas
(World Health Organization), Maria Nieves Garcia-Casal
(Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research), and Luz María De-Regil
This Annals issue is the second of two issues stemming from a WHO consultation on the fortification of condiments and seasonings as a new approach to mitigate micronutrient deficiencies.
Free online access provided by the World Health Organization
Keynote Speakers: Richard Gilbertson (Cambridge Cancer Centre, University of Cambridge, UK) and Craig B. Thompson (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
This eBriefing covers the latest research on pediatric cancers.