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Genomes to Galaxies


for Members

Genomes to Galaxies

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By


Join the Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American, Mariette DiChristina, as she unveils her picks for the biggest science stories for 2011. DiChristina will share her insights on the most exciting finds, upcoming trends, and major controversies in science.

The range of topics will span the galaxy, to the genome, and beyond.

  • What does climate change mean for rain fall patterns around the world?
  • Can "crazy ideas" help us halt the most lethal parasite in the world?
  • Is mercury geologically dead?
  • Have we finally figured out Stonehenge?
  • How soon can we move to another habitable planet?
  • What is dark matter?
  • Does the large Hadron Collider mean the end of physics as we know it?

DiChristina is the eighth person and first woman to hold the title Editor-in-Chief at Scientific American. She joined the staff in 2001 as Executive Editor after a 14 year stint at Popular Science. She served as the President of the National Science Writers Association for 2009 and 2010 and has been an adjunct professor in the graduate Science, Health and Environmental Reporting program at New York University for the past few years.

There will be a free wine and cheese reception before the event from 6-7pm. 

This event will also be broadcast as a webinar.

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