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
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
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