Worthy Of AtTENtion: 10 Years Of Discovery

Saturday April 16, 2016 6:00 pm
MIT Museum N51 (265 Massachusetts Avenue)

Saturday, April 16 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
The world has changed dramatically in the last ten years since the Cambridge Science Festival began. Hear from ten different researchers as they reflect on developments in their fields over the last ten years. Find out what scientists now know about memory, gravitational waves, CRSPR, exoplanets, robotics, and more. As you’d expect, each presenter will convey their exciting overview in just ten minutes!

Refreshments and cash bar available.

RSVP requested.


Amped Up: An Outlook on Batteries for Energy Storage
Sameer Rao, Postdoctoral Fellow, Wang Lab, MIT

Developments in Digital Learning: From a Student and Teacher Perspective
Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Development Specialist for Biology, MITx

Implanting Memories
Steve Ramirez, Research Affiliate, MIT

LIGO and the Detection of Gravity Waves
Lisa Barsotti, Research Scientist, MIT Kavli Institute

Liquid Biopsy: Finding Cancer in Blood
Mehmet Toner, Professor of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Robots as Collaborators: A Perspective on Their Potential to Improve Our Lives
Claudia D’Arpino, Graduate Researcher, Shah Lab, MIT

Social Media and Society
Briggs DeLoach, Researcher, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Synthetic Biology: Life Redesigned
James Collins, Professor of Bioengineering, Broad Institute

The Last Generation of Lonely Astronomers
Sarah Ballard, Postdoctoral Fellow, Winn Lab, MIT

Thinking Historically about Sexuality and Gender in the United States
Caley Horan, Assistant Professor of History, MIT