The Pinhead Institute

Pinhead Town Talks

Pinhead Town Talks

Pinhead science isn?t just for kids. We?ve teamed up with the Telluride Science Research Center (TSRC) to bring science-based presentations to the general public.

The Pinhead Town Talk lecture series takes place every Tuesday evening during the summer, from 6:00 - 7:15 PM in the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village.

For questions regarding this series or any of the lectures below, please contact TSRC Executive Director, Nana Naisbitt, by phone at 970.708.0004 or via email at [email protected].

Here's what's coming up for the 7th season of this acclaimed series:

June 16
?How Life Works: The emerging revolution in biology"
Jeffrey Skolnick, Georgia Institute of Technology, Biology Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of Systems Biology
6:00 ? 7:15 pm
Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village
Free admission, cash bar

June 23
?Tipping Points: Avoiding collapse in economic, molecular, and social networks"
Rigoberto Hernandez, Professor of Chemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology
6:00 ? 7:15 pm
Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village
Free admission, cash bar

June 30
?Water, Water Everywhere: But do we understand a drop of it?"
Iwao Ohmine, Professor of Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry, Kyoto University
6:00 ? 7:15 pm
Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village
Free admission, cash bar

July 7
*?The Cannabis Conundrum: The science & politics of the world's most controversial plant"
George Weiblen, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota
6:00 ? 7:15 pm
Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village
Free admission, cash bar

July 14
?Extreme Honesty: Disclosing medical errors & patient harm"
Tim McDonald, M.D., J.D., Chief Safety & Quality Officer for health Affairs, University of Illinois

Rick Boothman, J.D., Chief Risk Officer, University of Michigan Health System

David mayer, M.D., Associate Dean for Education & Co-Executive Director Institute for Patient Safety Excellence, University of Illinois Medical Center
6:00 ? 7:15 pm
Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village
Free admission, cash bar

July 21
?Science of Explosions: Blowing things up for fun, profit, war, and medicine"
Dana D. Dlott, Unversity of Illinois Lycan Professor of Chemistry
6:00 ? 7:15 pm
Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village
Free admission, cash bar

July 28
?Chaos Theory: Weather prediction & climate change"
William P. Reinhardt, University of Washington Chemistry & Physics Professor

note: Presentaion to be followed by a panel discussion of scientists
6:00 ? 7:15 pm
Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village
Free admission, cash bar

August 4
?Personalized Energy: A carbon-netural energy supply for each individual (x 6 billion people"
Daniel G. Nocera, R. Stephen Berry Lecturer, "Henry Dreyfus Professor" of Energy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
6:00 ? 7:15 pm
Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village
Free admission, cash bar

August 11
"Sprites, Elves, & Blue Jets: Strange lights in the sky"
Earle Williams, Research Scientists, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
6:00 ? 7:15 pm
Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village
Free admission, cash bar

August 18
"Junk in the Trunk: How artifacts of infections tell a new evolutionary tale"
Ed Lyman, University of Utah Post-Doctoral Fellow
6:00 ? 7:15 pm
Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village
Free admission, cash bar

* This talk is solely presented by TSRC

The Pinhead Town Talks are supported by a generous grant from the
Mountain Village Owners Association.

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We love to hear from people with an interest in supporting, or finding out more about bioliteracy.

You can call us at: 970.708.7441

Send us an email: [email protected]

Visit: 120 S. Pine St. #201 Telluride, CO 81435

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Or Snail Mail: PO Box 2905, Telluride, CO 81435