"Why Science Matters – Finding New Meaning in Life, the Universe & Everything"
What can the most ancient light of the universe tell us about how to live in the modern world? How can the stunning images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope shift our conceptions of life here on Earth? How can the cellular phospholipid bilayer help humans find consensus across the current political divide? How does the shape of a 400,000 year-old stone tool also shape the appeal of a Shakespearean sonnet?
In this talk, Dr. Rich Blundell, will explore new ways in which science can matter in our times. He will do this by telling scientific stories that highlight the latest insights from across the scientific disciplines of physics, astronomy, biology, ecology, and anthropology. Dr. Blundell will also integrate insights from his own work in the field of oikalogical research (ecological research that includes culture) over the past two seasons as the Scientist-in-Residence at the Maria Mitchell Association.
Through science, imagination and conversation he will help discover new sources of meaning that might help ease our way through the uncertain but surely exciting times ahead.
Join MMA's visiting scientist, Dr. Rich Blundell for this Science Speaker Series Talk: in-person at 33 Washington Street or Zoom. Free to the public.
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