August 12, 2019

SPECIAL EVENT! Secret Science Club (North) presents Physicist & Bestselling Author Sean Carroll, Tuesday, September 10, 8PM @ Symphony Space, $25

Adjust your trajectory! Secret Science Club is blasting off to Symphony Space for a special edition!
Secret Science Club (North) presents SOMETHING DEEPLY HIDDEN with Physicist & Bestselling Author Sean Carroll, Tuesday, September 10, 8PM @ Symphony Space (Use code SECRET20 to get $20 tickets.)

The quantum world is strange. Now theoretical physicist Sean Carroll is here to tell you it’s not just strange, but gob-smackingly wondrous.

Jumping off from his brilliant new book Something Deeply Hidden, Sean Carroll explores the current theories that describe the quantum realm. Taking these theories to their limits leads to mind-bending questions that could utterly transform how we think about space, time, and the Universe:

--Are we living in a multiverse?
--As you read these words, are multiple copies of you being created?
--Can Einstein’s theory of relativity be reconciled with quantum mechanics?
--Are there multiple pasts and multiple futures?
--Do we need to reboot our view of reality?

Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at Caltech, specializing in cosmology, gravitation, field theory, and quantum mechanics. The recipient of prizes and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, NASA, Guggenheim Foundation, American Institute of Physics, and Royal Society, Dr. Carroll has been a featured scientist on PBS’s NOVA, StarTalk, and Through the Wormhole, and hosts the Mindscape podcast. He has served as a science advisor on films such as Avengers: Endgame and Thor. A bestselling author, he has written four popular science books, The Particle at the End of the Universe, From Eternity to Here, The Big Picture, and most recently, Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime.

Before & After 
--Contemplate the Universe with quantum cocktails at our Space Station bar  
--Groove to the cosmic ballet & interstellar tunes
--Stick around for the far-out Q&A 
--Smoking-hot off the presses! Snag a signed copy of Sean Carroll’s new book, Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime.

Get $20 tickets for Sean Carroll here with code SECRET20 and enter the code at checkout. You can also use the code at the Symphony Space box office (call 212.864.5400 or visit in person).

This special edition of Secret Science Club (North) meets Tuesday, September 10, 8PM @ Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway @ 95th St in Manhattan. Subway: 1, 2, or 3 to 96th Street. Doors open at 7:30pm.

August 11, 2019

Secret Science Club & IFC Films present a sneak preview of THE SOUND OF SILENCE, Tuesday September 3, 8PM @ the Bell House, FREE!

We've got a special event at the Bell House right after Labor Day!  
It's a free sneak peek of The Sound of Silence before it comes out in theaters. The film received accolades at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and has a cool science-y theme.

This event is free, but please RSVP!
Secret Science Club & IFC Films present a sneak preview of THE SOUND OF SILENCE, Tuesday, September 3, 8pm @ the Bell House, FREE with RSVP!

THE SOUND OF SILENCE follows a self-taught scientist, Peter (Peter Sarsgaard), working in New York City as a "house tuner"—a unique, highly specialized profession he's invented. His clients approach him with troubles like depression, anxiety, or fatigue. After extensive analysis of their homes' acoustic characteristics, he identifies some sonic combination that's altering their mood—a radiator mixed with a kitchen appliance, for instance—and is able to calibrate it. But following a routine house call where he meets Ellen (Rashida Jones), who is experiencing exhaustion, Peter obsessively searches for the fault in his practice after his initial conclusion proves incorrect. 
THE SOUND OF SILENCE is a serene contemplation of people living in their modern environment—and their desire to understand and even control it. 

Join us for a sneak preview followed by a post-screening Q&A with co-writer Ben Nabors and neuroscientist Bianca Jones Marlin, moderated by SSC host Dorian Devins.

--Groove to ambient beats and dulcet tunes
--Sample our special cocktail of the night, the Ultrasonic

Reserve your free ticket here.  

This cinematic edition of Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, September 3, 8PM @ the Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn (between 2nd and 3rd aves). Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St 

Doors open at 7:30PM. Ages 21 and up.  

Beautiful Beasties! Secret Science Club presents Entomologist Jessica Ware, TUESDAY August 20, 8PM @ the Bell House, FREE!

Secret Science Club BUGS OUT with Entomologist & Evolutionary Biologist JESSICA WARE on Tuesday, August 20, 8PM @ the Bell House, FREE!
Strange, beautiful, overlooked, and essential—insects are the foundation of Earth’s ecosystems, representing 80 percent of all animal species. At the next Secret Science Club, we explore the “creepy, crawly residents of nature’s demi-monde.”

Entomologist Jessica Ware studies the amazing modern-day behaviors of insects, as well as their deep evolutionary origins. Ancestors of the wee beasties that Dr. Ware specializes in—dragonflies—were the first creatures on Earth to take to the air over 400 million years ago. Flash forward: Today there are more than 80 species of dragonflies in NYC alone. They can fly up, down, forwards, backwards—and migrate thousands of miles.

What can’t insects do? According to Dr. Ware not much: “Whatever people do, insects did it first. They waged war, they took slaves, they learned to work cooperatively, they flew, they farmed.”

Jessica Ware is an evolutionary biologist and entomologist at Rutgers University. She has conducted fieldwork around the globe in Guyana, Peru, Ecuador, Namibia, Canada, and good ol’ New Jersey. Earlier this year, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent research careers and showing exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. Her research has been featured in the Atlantic, Guardian, and New York Magazine.

Before & After
--Raise your glass (and your antennae) to incredible insects with our cocktail of the night, the Love Bug!
--Groove to six-legged tunes
--Stick around for the buzzin’ Q&A

This buggy edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, August 20, 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave; R to 9th St.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!