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  • Guest Research Presentation

    Meet biologists, engineers, astronomers, meteorologists, and more in person and ask them questions.

    Array
  • Guest Research Presentation

    Meet biologists, engineers, astronomers, meteorologists, and more in person and ask them questions.

    Array

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Guest Research Presentation

Visiting scientists from laboratories and universities across the country present updates on their latest areas of research and experimentation. Get a chance to meet these researchers in person and ask them your questions.

Guests include biologists, engineers, astronomers, meteorologists, and more!

Check frequently for upcoming presentations.



Mount Everest Climbing, Rescuing

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1

Tuesday, February 19, 12:30 pm

Mountaineer Dan Mazur will recount some of his amazing tales from his experiences on the tallest peak on Earth. But it’s not just about climbing. He will also talk about the importance of education, health care, the environment, and cultural preservation of this natural wonder.



Quasars to the Rescue! A Cosmic Test for Quantum Entanglement

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1

Saturday, February 23, 12:30 pm

David Kaiser brought an international team to a mountaintop observatory in the Canary Islands to confirm once and for all the spookiest finding of quantum physics – entanglement. Is it really possible that particles light years apart could be so intimately connected that what happens to one also happens simultaneously to the other? Einstein doubted it. Kaiser, recently featured in the PBS NOVA program, Einstein’s Quantum Riddle, and author of “How the Hippies Saved Physics,” tells the story of his remarkable quest to end-run Einstein, then stays around to answer your questions.



Extreme Animal Adaptations

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1

Thursday, February 28, 12:30pm

Dr. Jeffrey Marlow, a Geo-Biologist at Harvard University, works at the intersection of marine environmental microbiology and geobiology. Learn more about his research into extreme lifeforms on Earth and how that may lead to insights into the search for life beyond Earth.



Running out of Africa

Shapiro Family Science Live! Stage, Green Wing, Lower Level

Saturday, April 6, 3:30pm

Dr. Adam Van Arsdale from Wellesley College will discuss the relationship between the evolution of running and ancient human’s dispersal out of Africa.



How To Train for a Marathon

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1

Sunday, April 7, 12:30pm

Coach Rick Muhr, founder of the Marathon Coalition, has run over 30 marathons himself and trains the Museum marathon team. During this presentation, he’ll share his experience with us, and afterwards, you’ll feel like training to run a marathon too!



The Evolution of Running

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1

Sunday, April 14, 12:30pm

Dr. Jeremy DeSilva from Dartmouth College examines fossil evidence that suggests a few reasons why humans have evolved to be such adept long-distance runners.

Length

Approximately 20 minutes

Location

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center. Find on map

Audience

Recommended for: Grades 6 – 12 and adults

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