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February 2020

Fermentophone: Meet the Artist

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA
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Regular museum admission rates apply.

Special Event Fermentophone is a musical instrument played by live bacteria and yeast. It’s also an edible art installation that brings you closer to the microbes that help create some of our favorite foods and drinks. Meet artist Joshua Pablo Rosenstock and learn about his inspiration for this project during an informal conversation.

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Olfaction in Science and Society

February 26 @ 6:00 pm
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA
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Free and open to the public.

Free Public Lecture Catherine Dulac, Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Lee and Ezpeleta Professor of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University Dawn Goldworm, President and Chief Creative, 12.29 Venkatesh Murthy, Raymond Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University The sense of smell plays a critical role in human behavior, from warning us of potential dangers to attracting us to certain foods, places, and people. Harvard scientists Catherine Dulac and Venkatesh Murthy study the molecules,…

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March 2020

Who Discovered Evolution?

March 3 @ 6:00 pm
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA
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Free Public Lecture William Friedman, Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Director of the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University Charles Darwin is commonly cited as the person who “discovered” evolution. But, the historical record shows that roughly seventy different individuals published work on the topic of evolution between 1748 and 1859, the year that Darwin published On the Origin of Species. These early thinkers, now almost entirely forgotten, included biologists, geologists, horticulturists, physicians, clergymen, atheists, philosophers, teachers, and poets. William Friedman will…

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