When:
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 7:30p -
9:30p

Where:
First Parish in Cambridge
1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Admission:
$10

Categories:
Festivals & Fairs, Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/2014Festival/2014ScheduleOfEvents/BigIdeasforBusyPeople.aspx

Big Ideas for Busy People

Friday, April 18, 2014
7:30-9:30pm
First Parish in Cambridge, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Square (Map)
Cost: $10, tickets available at: http://csfbigideas2014.eventbrite.com.

Prepare for a whirlwind of Big Ideas around science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Come hear 10 short, sharp talks by some of the finest minds in the area. Speakers get 5 minutes to share their Big Idea, the audience gets 5 minutes for questions, and you get an evening of thought-provoking experiences!

Watch the 2013 Big Ideas for Busy People in our Media Gallery!

This year's line-up:

Dealing with Disaster
Paul Biddinger | Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness, Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Healthcare; Director, Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program

Video Surveillance: Enhancing Security Without Increasing Danger
Lawrence Candell | Assistant Division Head in Aerospace, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Dancing in the Age of Bionics
Elliott Rouse | Postdoctoral Associate in Biomechatronics, MIT Media Lab

From a Magic Trick to the Design of Materials
Tadashi Tokieda | William and Flora Foundation Fellow, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University; Director of Studies in Mathematics, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University

The Temporary Universe
Alan Lightman | Professor of the Practice of the Humanities, Creative Writing, Physics, MIT

How Did Our Atmosphere Become Breathable?
Tanja Bosak | Hayes Career Development Associate Professor of Geobiology, MIT

Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Concord
Richard Primack | Professor of Biology, Boston University

Can Supercomputers Help Diagnose Heart Disease?
Amanda Randles | Lawrence Fellow, Computational Physics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The End of History Illusion
Daniel Gilbert | Edgar Pierce Professor of Pscyhology, Harvard University

Addiction by Design
Natasha Schull | Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, MIT


Lectures begin promptly at 7:30pm. A reception with the speakers will follow immediately after the last talk.

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