Seminars / Conferences
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, November 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
About: Physics and chemistry have arrived at a deep understanding of the non-living world. Can we expect to reach similar insights, integrating concepts and quantitative explanation, in biology?...
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The Moon has been an object of mystery, curiosity, wonder, observation, fascination and speculation since the dawn of mankind. It has inspired fear and worship, medieval and renaissance art, the...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
The financial collapse of 2009 brought with it major changes in the economic, political, as well as media landscape. This talk will explore how these ongoing changes have affected the public’s...
Special Events
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first discovery of exoplanets - planets around other sun-like stars - the Carnegie Institution for Science and the NASA Exoplanet Exploration...
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Minerals record information that is vital to our understanding of Earth’s formation and evolution. Join me as I take you on a journey to explore a group of minerals that form from magmas....
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
How did a leafy tract on the rural fringe of Washington a century ago become home to a world-class think tank for scientific research? Join us for an evening of history and science as Carnegie...
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Modern tomatoes lack the intense flavor of heirloom, grown-in-your-back-yard varieties. What exactly is “tomato flavor”? Where did it go and what can we do about it? We believe that...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Modern science began with Copernicus speculating that the Earth is a planet and that all the planets orbit the Sun. Bruno followed up by speculating that the Sun is a star, that other stars have...
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 6:45pm to 7:30pm
The expanding universe was discovered at Mount Wilson almost 100 years ago. But there is something new! In the past 20 years, astronomers have found that cosmic expansion is speeding up, driven by a...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Humans have a longer childhood than any other animal—our children are more vulnerable and dependent than other species’ infants. Why is this so? In the last thirty years there has been a...

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