Science Events

The known universe has some hard and fast rules to it. Learn a few and figure out some of this crazy world.

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September 23, 2020
5pm PT/ 8pm ET
Art Imitating Life: How Climate Fiction Addresses Climate Change
John Sitter
Wednesday, September 23rd, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

As ice caps melt and temperatures rise, novels about climate change have moved from the margins to the center of world literature. In this seminar, we will explore the emerging genre of climate fiction (aka "cli-fi") and discuss how the best work in this genre helps us understand our moment and imagine possible futures.

October 19, 2020
Health Care, Science Fiction, and Hope: The Ethics and Ramifications of Prenatal Genetic Testing
Chavi Karkowsky
Monday, October 19th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

They say knowledge is power, but is it always? As a maternal-fetal medicine physician, Dr. Chavi Karkowsky has seen how genetic testing can empower her patients -- and also open a Pandora’s Box they wish they could close. Join Dr. Karkowsky for this exploration of the history, science, and human experience of modern prenatal genetic testing.