Secret Science Club

Secret Science Club

MIT physicist and author Max Tegmark

Wednesday · January 15, 2014

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


This event is 21 and over

Secret Science Club
Secret Science Club
Underground . . .
Shrouded in mystery . . .
Chock-full of brainiacs . . .

The Secret Science Club features:
• mind-bending lectures
• volatile experiments
• chemical libations
• star-gazing sounds

What happens to the human body when an astronaut blasts into orbit? Chris Mason wanted to know down to the molecular level. So he studied a pair of twins—one earthbound and one bound for space. In 2015, astronaut Scott Kelly spent 11 months on the International Space Station, while his identical brother Mark Kelly hung out on Earth. As part of the NASA Twins Study, Dr. Mason led the research comparing the twins’ “omics” (gene expression, transcriptome, metagenome, and more)—before and after the long spaceflight.

At the next Secret Science Club, Chris Mason discusses the results of the NASA Twins Study, as well as how future research and technologies will be used to monitor, protect, and potentially repair astronauts’ cells and bodies during, and after, long space missions—to the ISS, Mars, and beyond.

Meeting every month @ the Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn. p: 718.643.6510
MIT physicist and author Max Tegmark
Zero, one, one, two, three, five, eight, thirteen... Is math a human invention? Or is there something mathematical about nature itself? MIT physicist and author Max Tegmark doesn't think the Universe is just described by math---he proposes the Universe IS math. Take a joyride to another dimension as the Secret Science Club explores the multiverse, "quantum weirdness," computer models of the brain, and the probability of life in other galaxies. PLUS! Calculated cocktails and exponential grooves.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215