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This week: Science in the theater, in the kitchen and in the sky


Cinema versus Sous vide tonight. In Brookline, Harvard forensic psychiatrist Thomas G. Gutheil gives a talk before the film Se7en on,the psychology of serial killers and issues of insanity and the law.” Two detectives “hunt for a serial killer who meticulously stages each murder based on one of the seven deadly sins.” Part of the Science on Screen series.

Across the river, Spanish brothers Joan Roca and Jordi Roca of El Celler de Can Roca return to Harvard for the Science and Cooking program. They’ve been called pioneers of technologies that have transformed cooking. They are joined but Salvador Brugués, co-author of the book Sous-Vide Cuisine. This video is from Joan Roca’s 2010 visit:


Tufts Medical Center hosts its inaugural Innovation Day, where investors and the public are invited to attend to review translational research and development being conducted at the Medical Center. A Novel Therapeutic for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis a mobile radiation therapy system.


The Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston present Dennis diCicco, who they says began building telescopes and photographing the skies in the early 1960s. A former editor of Sky & Telescope magazine gave him early access to CCD camera and he’s been involved in digital imaging ever since.  He offers a progress report on long-term project of mapping the Milky Way’s large-scale nebulous structure with deep hydrogen-alpha exposures made from his backyard observatory in Boston’s western suburbs. One result is a 400 megapixel mosaic covering the winter Milky Way from Perseus to Puppis.

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