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Upcoming Science Events in New York City 19 – 25 March

Here’s just a sampling of some of the science events going on in New York City this week:

Tuesday, March 20

What: SoNYC–On Setting the Record Straight 

Where: Rockefeller University

When: 7-10 pm

Cost: Free

How: Tickets are still available here. You can also follow the discussion online by watching the hashtag #sonyc, and be sure to check back here on Wednesday for our write-up of the event.

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.

What: The American Museum of Natural History 2012 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Faster Than the Speed of Light

Where: The American Museum of American History

When: 7:30-9:30 pm

Cost: Free

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

What: Inspiring Women Scientists 2012

Where: The City University of New York (CUNY)

When: 9 am – 5 pm

Cost: Free

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.


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