Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

Physics Colloquium: Maya Fishbach

  • Monday, November 21, 2022. 12:30 to 1:30 pm.
  • Center for Theoretical Physics (Pupin Hall 8th Floor).
  • A “review of the latest LIGO-Virgo discoveries,” a discussion on “recent astrophysicsal lessons, including mass gaps, black hole evolution with cosmic time, and implications for cosmology,” and an investigaton into how “the latest gravitational-wave observations have answered a number of longstanding questions” while “also unlock[ing] new puzzles.” More information here.

Monkeypox and Protecting Communities of Color​

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022. 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “A panel considers how communities of color can protect against monkeypox.” Featuring Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH, Deputy Coordinator for the White House National Monkeypox Response; Debra Fraser-Howze, Founder of Choose Healthy Life and Member of the Mailman School of Public Health Board of Advisors; and Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, Executive Vice President of Columbia Global, University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, Mathilde Krim-amFAR Chair of Global Health, Director of ICAP at Columbia University and Lead, and NYC Pandemic Response Institute. More information here and here.

Pamela Smith – Making, Writing, and Knowing in Early Modern Europe

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022. 12:30 to 1:30 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “An intriguing late 16th century anonymous manuscript, Ms. Fr. 640 (now held by the Bibliothèque nationale de France), contains over 900 ‘recipes’ for objects of art and of everyday use. In 2020, the Making and Knowing Project released a digital critical edition and English translation of this manuscript. The technical and artistic ‘recipes’ contained in Ms. Fr. 640 provide an opportunity to explore the meanings and conceptualization of making and materials in the 16th century, and shed light on the type of knowledge possessed by handworkers, why their knowledge was of such interest to a literate audience, and how the work of making was related to knowing.” More information here.

Shamanism, Environmental Preservation, and Collective Healing

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022. 5:30 to 7 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “In the past decade, artists, curators, and art historians have been increasingly exploring performative and installation work tied to spiritual manifestations. The retrieval of Indigenous and Afro-Diasporic belief systems and cosmogonies has been at the heart of this discussion as the art world becomes more decolonized, de-centered, and polyphonic. This revamped spiritual turn in the arts signals an interest in building new, interconnected epistemologies with healing practices as a central source of concern. This conversation will highlight how ritualistic and collective acts can provide us with tools to build more sustainable relationships with nature and with each other.” More information here and here.

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