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Monday, May 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Keynote Speakers: Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich), Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich)
While we may think of our intelligence and ability to make choices as properties of the human brain, insights from the fields of artificial intelligence and economics paint a more complicated picture. Join two experts in the field to learn more!
Friday, March 28, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speakers: Rayid Ghani (University of Chicago), Brian Kingsbury (IBM), Jorge Nocedal (Northwestern University)
Chief Data Scientist for the 'Obama for America' 2012 re-election campaign, and other experts, explore the latest innovations in harnessing the power of big data through machine learning.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Moderator: Carl Zimmer (Science Writer)
Speakers: Amy Lee Robinson (Eyewire), Jonathan Fisher (Rockefeller University, Blavatnik Award Winner), Oliver Medvedik (GenSpace)
Join the Academy and the Imagine Science Film Festival for a discussion that explores how data—from the huge data sets generated by genomics to a map of the brain—can be uniquely captured in the medium of film.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Moderator: Orla M. Smith (Science Translational Medicine)
Panelists: Amanda Boxtel (Ekso Bionics), Grégoire Courtine (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL), Nathan Harding (Ekso Bionics)
Join us for a discussion of cutting-edge technologies that may revolutionize spinal cord injury rehabilitation and treatment. Included in the discussion is a live demonstration of a wearable robot (or exoskeleton) that enables people with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to stand and walk. We will present perspectives from an innovator, a researcher, and a patient, who will share their insights on how these new technologies benefit the public now and in the future to come.
Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
This Annals volume presents a collection of papers stemming from two conferences: (1) Evolutionary Dynamics and Information Hierarchies in Biological Systems: Aspen Center for Physics workshop; and (2) Cracking the Neural Code: Third Annual Aspen Brain Forum.
Organizers: Johanne Morne (New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute), Sonja Noring (New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute), Cheryl Smith (New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute), AIDS Institute Social Media Workgroup (New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute), Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Kerstin Hofmeyer (The New York Academy of Sciences)
This eBriefing looks at the impact of digital technologies on clinical care, especially for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, exploring eHealth strategies for patient-centered care and clinical decision support.
Speakers: Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green), Cliff Majersik (Institute for Market Transformation), and Chris Pyke (U.S. Green Building Council)
There is an increasing focus on policy, standards, and interoperability of building data. Without the proper tools, the virtual tsunami of building data can overwhelm potential users. This eBriefing focuses on refining the data stream to drive green building innovation.
Speakers: Grégoire Altan-Bonnet (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Narendra Maheshri (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Johan Paulsson (Harvard Medical School), and Chris Wiggins (Columbia University)
Organizers: Andrea Califano (Columbia University), Manuel Duval (Network Therapeutics Inc.), Aris Economides (Regeneron Pharmaceuticals), Gustavo Stolovitzky (IBM Research), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Fluorescence microscopy advances have opened new avenues in the study of molecular dynamics in single cells. This eBriefing features systems biologists working on the elucidation of the effects of noise in mathematical and experimental methods analyzing single cells.
Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts the 2010 Isaac Asimov debate at the Hayden Planetarium. He and five panelists debate whether NASA should bother going back to the moon, or just focus on Mars instead.
Award-winning filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and astrophysicist Piet Hut discuss what chaos is and what it means when it comes to the universe.
December 18, 2009
We sit down with science photographer Felice Frankel and nanotechnology pioneer and Harvard chemist George Whitesides to hear about their new book on nanoscience, No Small Matter.
Translational Medicine Initiative
The Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.
Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.