Here’s just a sampling of some of the science events going on in New York City this week:
Tuesday, March 20
Where: Rockefeller University
When: 7-10 pm
This month’s SoNYC event focuses on checking the accuracy and integrity of the research record. Panelists from the Office of Research Integrity, Reuters Health, and the Journal of Cell Biology will discuss trends in retractions and careless or fraudulent research is dealt with.
Where: The American Museum of American History
When: 7:30-9:30 pm
How: Tickets for the live lecture are sold out. Call 212-769-5200 for Simulcast tickets
Recent data from the LHC on faster than light neutrinos seemed to cast a shadow of doubt on Einstein’s well-validated Theory of Relativity. New evidence, however, suggests that these experiments may be flawed, and it appears that Einstein’s theory will hold up. Even if the neutrino data prove to be untrue, they have sparked a lot of discussion over how and when scientific data should be communicated and how no theory is too strong to test. This debate, moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson will include six of the leading physicists in this subject.
Wednesday, March 21
Where: The City University of New York (CUNY)
When: 9 am – 5 pm
How: Registration for this event is closed
This event, held by the Feminist Press and the City University of New York Office of Research highlights several women and several different careers in science with the aim of supporting women students, faculty, and professionals in STEM areas. Check out Under the Microscope for profiles of the panelists and a write up of the event.
What: DNA Fingerprint Workshop
Where: Genspace NYC
When: 6 – 9pm
Cost: $70 Adults, $50 Students
How: Reserve a spot online here
The costs for this event is a bit steep, but it looks really cool. This is a three-hour workshop about DNA fingerprinting that goes into the basics of PCR and primer design. It’s a bit unclear to me whether you get to do any PCR and actually get any information on your own DNA fingerprint, which would be even cooler.
You can also find our calendar of science events in NYC here. Please let us know if there is anything missing.