February 21, 2021

LIVE ONLINE: Join us for a special brunch-time event! Sunday, February 28 @ 2PM, Secret Science Club presents Nobel Prize-winning Biologist & Author Paul Nurse on “What Is Life?” FREE!

Secret Science Club presents Nobel Prize-winning Biologist & Author Paul Nurse on "What Is Life?

Join us live via Zoom on Sunday, February 28 @ 2PM (Eastern Time USA) "Doors" open at 1:30PM 

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Life is all around us; it's abundant, diverse, and extraordinary. But what does "being alive" actually mean? Nobel prize-winner Paul Nurse has spent his career revealing how living cells work. At the next Secret Science Club, he takes up the challenge of answering one of the most intriguing questions in science: what is life?

In his new book – What Is Life? – Paul Nurse illuminates five great ideas that underpin biology: the cell, the gene, evolution by natural selection, life as chemistry, and life as information. He traces the roots of his own curiosity and knowledge to reveal how science works, both now and in the past. Using his personal experiences, in and out of the lab, he shares with us the obstacles, the lucky breaks, and the thrilling eureka moments of discovery. To survive the threats that face humanity today – from pandemics and climate change to loss of biodiversity and food security – it is vital that we all understand what life is.

Paul Nurse is a geneticist and cell biologist, and director of the Francis Crick Institute in London. He previously served as president of Rockefeller University, president of the Royal Society, and trustee of the British Museum. He is a recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. What Is Life? Five Great Ideas in Biology is his first book.

Before & After
--Mix up our brunch-time cocktail, the "Lust for Life”… (recipe below!)
--Prepare to groove to our ever-evolving playlist
--Bring your questions for the live Q&A
--Snag a copy of Paul Nurse’s brilliant new book, What Is Life? Five Great Ideas in Biology here or wherever you buy books!

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What’s next at Secret Science Club online?
Stay tuned for neuroscientist Yasmin Hurd on Tuesday, March 16 at 8PM (Eastern Time USA)

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Cocktail Recipe for the “Lust for Life” (created by Joe Cacciola/Mixologist)
Ingredients: Prosecco, 2½ oz Pineapple Juice, ¾ oz Grenadine, Squeeze of Lemon, Wedge of Lemon for Garnish
- In a bar shaker with ice, combine pineapple juice, grenadine, and squeeze of lemon
- Shake well
- Then strain into a wineglass and top off with Prosecco
- Garnish with a wedge of lemon

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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