SftPublic Programs 2019

Science for the Public programs are recorded through the services of Belmont Media Center

March 18, 2019 Why the Earth Needs Its Oceans
Amala Mahadevan, Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations, Belmont Media Center

March 26, 2019 Innovative Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance Gautam Dantas, Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations, Belmont Media Center

April 09, 2019 Mass Extinctions Andrew Knoll, Ph.D., Harvard University
Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations, Belmont Media Center

April 23, 2019 Psychiatric Drugs: Why They Often Fail Us Over Long Term
Robert Whitaker Author of Anatomy of an Epidemic; Founder, Mad in America.com
SftPublic Lecture Series with Belmont Public Library

May 07, 2019 The Great Potential of Offshore WInd Farms Andrew Myers, Ph.D., P.E., Northeastern University
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Belmont Media Center

June 04, 2019 How Science Fiction Inspired Science David Toomey, Ph.D., UMass-Amherst
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Belmont Media Center

June 11, 2019 The Scientific Attitude Lee McIntyre, Ph.D., Boston University
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Belmont Media Center

July 10, 2019 Nectar, Pollen and the Health of Bees Lynn Adler, Ph.D., UMass-Amherst
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Belmont Media Center

July 16, 2019 Mathematical Prediction of a Sixth Mass Extinction Daniel Rothman, Ph.D., MIT
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Belmont Media Center

August 15, 2019 Light from Darkness? Searching for Dark Matter in the Sky Tracy Slatyer, Ph.D.,, MIT
Science for the Public Lectures (in partnership with Robbins Library, Arlington, MA), at Robbins Library

September 10, 2019 Herbal Medicines Decoded: How Plants That Soothe and Cure Do It
Jing-Ke Weng, Ph.D., MIT and Whitehead Institute
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Belmont Media Center

October 08, 2019 Cell Architecture: Self-Organization and Scaling
Jané Kondev, Ph.D., Brandeis University
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Belmont Media Center

November 06, 2019 They Didn’t Believe It!: The Atom. This is the first in our new series of mini-videos about advances in science that were initially ignored or rejected. The atom is one of those concepts -it was centuries in the making and the resistance continued up to the 20th century. The mini-videos are meant to supplement the They Didn’t Believe It! section on the Science for the Public homepage

November 25, 2019 Designing Sustainable Urban Development
Christoph Reinhart, Ph.D., MIT
Science for the Public Lectures (w/Robbins Library, Arlington MA)

December 02, 2019 They Didn’t Believe It!: Dark Matter Most matter is invisible “dark matter,” and scientists do not know what it is. The idea of some type of “different” matter emerged in the 1800s –and was ignored. The idea surfaced again in the early 1900s —ignored again. Finally dark matter was was confirmed and accepted in the 1970s.