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Nerd Nite 2015 - Pupa Gilbert, B. Venkat Mani, Dietram Scheufele - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 8:00pm</span>

Nerd Nite 2015

10/24/2015 - 8:00pm

Discovery Building - DeLuca Forum

Nerd Nite is a monthly-ish informal gathering at which nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts (well, mostly presentations and drinking). Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new. Back for a second consecutive year, the Wisconsin science festival edition of Nerd Nite features interactive audience participation with life science communications expert Dietram Scheufele on the science of science communication and physicist Pupa Gilbert on the essence of color and a focus on bibilomigrancy with German scholar Venkat Mani and will be hosted by Ben Taylor with an appearance from the Atlas Improv company. Be there and be square.

Pupa Gilbert

About Presenter Pupa Gilbert


Pupa Gilbert is an American Biophysicist and Geobiologist. She has been pioneering synchrotron spectromicroscopy methods since 1989, and she continues to use and develop them today. Since 2004 she has focused on biomineralization in sea urchins,mollusk shells, and tunicates. She and her group are frequent users of the Berkeley-Advanced Light Source.

B. Venkat Mani

About Presenter B. Venkat Mani


B. Venkat Mani is associate professor of German, European studies, and global studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on migration of peoples, cultures, ideas, and books. He is the author of Cosmopolitical Claims and has produced numerous articles and co-edited volumes on globalization and world literature. For his current research on world literature and libraries, he spent a year at the German National Library in Leipzig through a prestigious fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He judges books by their covers and cities by their public libraries. 


Cosmopolitical Claims

Dietram Scheufele

About Presenter Dietram Scheufele


Dietram A. Scheufele is the John E. Ross Professor in Science Communication and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in the Morgridge Institute for Research. He is also an Honorary Professor of Communication at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, and - during the fall 2016 semester - will be a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Scheufele's research deals with the public and political interfaces of emerging science. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, and a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering
In the past, Scheufele has been a tenured faculty member at Cornell University, a Shorenstein fellow at Harvard University, and a DAAD Visiting Professor at the Technische Universität Dresden (Germany). His consulting experience includes work for PBS, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and other corporate and public sector clients in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

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