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.
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.
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.
Monday, June 13, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Featuring: Adam Frank (University of Rochester), Louisa Preston (astrobiologist and author), Jason Thomas Wright (Pennsylvania State University), and Stephen M. Gardiner (University of Washington)
Moderator: Ira Flatow (PRI's Science Friday®)
The Fermi Paradox—the apparent contradiction between the high probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of contact with such civilizations—continues to captivate our minds. Join our panel of leading physicists and philosophers as they explore the question: "Where is everybody?" as well as other questions: How does scientific knowledge direct our future scientific and technological pursuits on Earth and in space? How does science inform human ethics? Does science make us better citizens of the universe?
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.
Keynote Speakers: Jo Handelsman (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), W. Ian Lipkin (Columbia University), Curtis Huttenhower (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), and Coby Schal (North Carolina State University)
This eBriefing reviews work to map the urban metagenome to probe the microbial communities in the buildings and subways, soil and sewers in our cities.
Edited by Markus Lambertz
and Steven F. Perry
(University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany)
Papers in this special issue of Annals discuss interdisciplinary topics in respiratory science
Keynote Speakers: Sonia Angell (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) and Rogan Kersh (Wake Forest University)
This eBriefing looks at current evidence in nutrition policy making, including assessments of recent public policy interventions intended to improve nutrition and reduce obesity.