Are you a scientist with some fascinating results to discuss? Have you just published in Nature and are burning to tell the world about your new work? Would you like to see what it is like to give a virtual talk? We are looking to try out some events in our amphitheatre and meeting area at Second Nature in Second Life .
If you are interested in trying out a talk, presentation or question–answer seminar in this novel format, please do get in touch with us. Some of the events that have previously taken place in Second Life include:
•Dr Eric Chaisson, Director of the Wright Center for Science Education at Tufts University, author of the book Hubble Wars, talking about his work and answering questions from the audience.
•What can the world’s most powerful computers do now? Rez Tone, who works with IBM’s Blue Gene research project, explained his membrane protein science effort, including questions and discussion.
•The Spaceflight museum held a presentation about BLAST (Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope), a scientific ballooning project dedicated to understanding the origins of the Universe.
•Kevin Warwick, Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading, gave a talk entitled "Upgrading Humans: Why not ?”
If you would like to participate in this cutting-edge initiative, please contact Joanna Scott to suggest a topic and to find out more about this strange but exciting new format. You can contact her in the usual world directly by email or find her in Second Life, where she is known as Joanna Wombat. I would also be happy to forward any emails sent to her via the Nature journals authors’ email address, or you can drop a comment to this post.