November 18, 2014

Secret Science Club North presents
Psycholinguist & Author Steven Pinker at
Symphony Space, Tuesday, December 2, 8PM

Tuesday, December 2, 8PM, Secret Science Club North presents Steven Pinker @ Symphony Space, $25
(Shh... use code SECRET15 to get $15 tickets)

Cognitive scientist, world-renowned linguist, and best-selling author Steven Pinker takes on the English language. In this special talk coinciding with the release of his new book The Sense of Style, Dr. Pinker asks: How does language evolve? What makes it so hard to put our thoughts on paper? How can we all be more effective communicators? What do our words say about ourselves and our culture?

Steven Pinker is professor of psychology at Harvard University and chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary.  His popular and critically acclaimed books include The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Stuff of Thought, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and most recently The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Before & After
--Try the cocktail of the night, the Zombie Noun
--Sway to our Steven Pinker-inspired playlist
--Stick around for the Q&A and snag a signed copy of Steven Pinker’s latest book

Get tickets for $15 here with code SECRET15, by phone at 212.864.5400 or in person at the Symphony Space box office.

Secret Science Club North meets Tuesday, December 2, 8pm @ Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway @ 95th St in ManhattanSubway: 1, 2, or 3 to 96th Street. All ages.

November 12, 2014

Monday, November 17, Secret Science Club presents Quantum Chemist Garnet Chan at the Bell House, FREE!

Delve into the mysterious borderland between chemistry and physics with Quantum Chemist Garnet Chan!

Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University and Fellow at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, Garnet Chan researches the interface of theoretical chemistry, condensed matter physics, and quantum information theory, and is concerned with quantum many-particle phenomena and the numerical methods to simulate them. He recently received the William O. Baker Award from the National Academy of Sciences.

Before & After 
--Sample our electron-filled libations
--Groove to music of the spheres
--Stick around for the supercharged Q&A 

This quantum edition of the Secret Science Club meets Monday, November 17, 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd aves) in Gowanus, BrooklynSubway: F/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!