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School year calendar kicks off with Higgs, Voyager and the science of food.

Click here for Nature Boston’s full calendar of events.

Tuesday

Harvard’s popular food science lecture series is back. This session features two food writers,  Dave Arnold, chef and Equipment & Kitchen Science editor at Food Arts and Harold McGee, an expert on food chemistry and a columnist for the New York Times.

Wednesday

NASA

The MIT Department of Biology runs and tapes a seminar series titled “Conversations with Scientists” which features prominent and long-time members of the biology faculty This week’s speaker is Ethan R. Signer, professor emeritus at MIT, where he was on the faculty of Biology Department from 1966 to 1997.  Dr. Signer’s research covered genetics, genetic en­gineering, and genetic recombination in plants

Friday

The Voyager plasma science team is holding a reunion at MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research on September 7 celebrating the 35th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager spacecraft.  According to NASA Voyager 1 is “the only spacecraft to visit Uranus and Neptune and the longest-operating NASA spacecraft ever. Voyager 2 and its twin, Voyager 1, that launched 16 days later on Sept. 5, 1977, are still going strong, hurtling away from our sun”.

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