Why Do Germline Mutation Rates Depend on Sex and Age?

Join us in the Wisconsin Idea Room at the UW-Madison Education Building for the Hilldale Lecture in the Biological Sciences! Germline mutation is the source of all heritable differences and therefore of fundamental importance. In mammals, it has long been appreciated that mutation rates are higher in fathers, particularly older fathers. The textbook view is … Continued

Nisha Bansil Artist Talk

Nisha Bansil will deliver an artist talk as part of the Art Department Colloquium Lecture Series. Bansil works in sculptural forms that intersect glass, paper and sound. She strives to meld natural phenomena with geometric shapes in explorations that employ origami folds, tesselations and cymatics in the materiality of glass.  To view this virtual event … Continued

Big Ideas for Busy People

This popular, fast-paced event featuring five-minute flash talks from some of UW-Madison’s biggest brains is back! Join us for a fun-filled evening moderated by guest host Maynard Okereke, the Hip Hop MD, as part of the Kiss My Glass event at High Noon Saloon. Featuring Big Ideas from: * Kevin Eliceiri, medical physics: Cells under … Continued

Science of Biophilia Hypothesis and the Health Benefits of Relaxation

On Tuesday, October 11th, join us at MacMan to experience Atmosphere. The public is invited to this free talk as a part of Wisconsin Science Week. Wine, beer, cheese and crackers will be available starting at 5:30 pm. The presentation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm and will include multiple nature films in incredible … Continued

Wisconsin Science Festival at the Hudson Area Public Library

Join the Hudson Area Public Library for a weeklong series of on-site activities, talks, Take & Make Kits and outreach programming to area schools. Currently planned programming includes: Night sky telescope night and planisphere activity Dinosaur scavenger hunt and Ice Age Trail UW- Badger talk Citizen Science Programs and showcase of the library’s Air Monitor, … Continued

Drive-In Movies with the Madison Mallards

** NOTE: THIS IS A SAMPLE EVENT FROM 2020** Join the Wisconsin Science Festival and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery for drive-in movie events at the Madison Mallards Duck Pond! • Friday night (10/16) will be out of this world with a space-themed double feature showcasing the blockbuster films Hidden Figures (5:30 p.m.) and Apollo 13 … Continued

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