Science Is Sexy-Ira Flatow | 9.26.13
Science Friday host and veteran science journalist Ira Flatow shows how science is popping up throughout pop culture, proving that despite what people think, science is, in fact, sexy.
Chemistry Imagined-Connecting Art and Science | 9.27.13
Artist Vivian Torrence and chemist, writer and Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann speak of the spirit of chemistry explored through art, and the tensions that emerge in any creative art-science collaboration, in a session moderated by Steve Paulson, executive producer and an interviewer with To the Best of Our Knowledge.
The Preschool Genius-Teaching Math & Science
to Early Learners | 9.28.13
Can preschoolers learn complex subjects? This interactive panel examines the intersection of STEM fields and the youngest learners, and the unmistakable benefit early exposure has on the academic careers of children.
WPR Presents the 9XM Players in Forbidden Planet Decoded | 9.28.13
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
In Forbidden Planet Decoded, the residents of Altaira 4 and their earthly visitors collide in a place where the ultimate power is not science but the human psyche. This performance is presented by Wisconsin Public Radio and features the 9XM Players. Video courtesy of Wisconsin Public Television.
Indian Music with Saaz | 9.29.13
Saaz, an Indian music group on the UW–Madison campus, introduces their instruments, provides a brief history and explains how they are played before performing several musical compositions.
Sean Carroll | 9.29.13
Sean Carroll chronicles the adventures of Jacques Monod, a co-founder of molecular biology, from the dark years of the German occupation of Paris to the heights of the Nobel Prize, his friendship with the great writer Albert Camus and his emergence as a public figure and leading voice of science.
New ways of thinking, probing, working, learning, living—the Wisconsin Science Festival explored science from every possible angle. Anchored at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the UW–Madison campus, with locations all around the state, the festival welcomed people of all ages to look, listen, feel, touch, taste and discover the wonders of all aspects of the sciences, and more. Through interactive exhibits, hands-on workshops, lectures, demonstrations and conversations with leading researchers and creative thinkers, you could unleash your curiosity and discover your inner scientist!
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