Secret Science Club presents: It’s a Wonderful (Quantum) Life with Physicist & Author Chad Orzel

Secret Science Club presents: It’s a Wonderful (Quantum) Life with Physicist & Author Chad Orzel

Chad Orzel

Wednesday · December 12, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Front Bar opens at 5:30pm. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Please bring ID: 21+.

No cover. Just bring your smart self!


Quantum physics is often thought of as abstract, exotic, and a little bit freaky. While classical physics gives us sensible laws governing the macroscopic world—why a ball rolls downhill and how a plane flies—quantum physics gives us particles that are actually waves, “spooky” action at a distance, and Schrodinger’s unlucky cat. The subatomic world is a shifty, uncertain place. But never fear, physicist Chad Orzel is here to unpack the quantum weirdness.

-Try our subatomic cocktail of the night, the Uncertainty Principle

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Our bodies - and the bodies of all animals - are fascinating and complex. The human body is made of over 35 trillion cells, and there are hundreds of different types: Brain cells, Blood cells. Muscle cells. The list goes on. All are essential to our living, breathing, functioning selves. But among those cells, there is only one kind that is considered "immortal:" the germ cells. Formed in the embryo, these all-powerful cells produce the eggs and sperm that carry our DNA, and allow us to keep on grooving, generation after generation.

At the next Secret Science Club, developmental biologist Ruth Lehmann explores the mysterious lives of cells and their role in reproduction. She asks:

--What's up in the embryo? How and when do germ cells form?

--In what ways are these "immortal" cells radically different from other cells in the body?

--How do germ cells get romanced into making eggs and sperm? Is there a matchmaking molecule?

Meeting every month @ the Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn. p: 718.643.6510
Chad Orzel
Chad Orzel is a professor of physics at Union College, a pop-science writer, and the co-creator of a series of TED-Ed videos on quantum physics that have been viewed millions of times. He is the author of four books, including the best-selling How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog and his latest Breakfast With Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects (named one of the “Best Science Books of 2018” by the Times of London).
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215