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Dr. Hugh McDonald is a Project Director, Senior Science Writer, and Associate Curator for the museum’s Osher West Gallery, which focuses on the interplay among science, society, and culture. He is a social psychologist and Principal Investigator of the Science of Sharing project.

Dr. Jennifer Jacquet, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University, is an environmental social scientist. Much of her work focuses on transboundary cooperation issues such as overfishing, climate change, and wildlife preservation—challenges that depend in part on negotiation, communication, and trust, concepts at the heart of Science of Sharing.



Project: Science of Sharing | Browse All

Date: June 23, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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00:41:38
Dr. Athena Aktipis is a cooperation theorist and theoretical evolutionary biologist working at the intersection of social psychology, biology, anthropology, and medicine. She is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University and co-founder of the Center for Evolution and Cancer at UC San Francisco. She is particularly interested in cooperation in large complex systems, such as multicellular organisms and human societies.

Project: Science of Sharing | Browse All

Date: June 23, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general Science
Running Time:
00:27:41
Dick Simon is a photographer and philanthropist who studies human conflicts around the world and leads efforts to mediate, defuse, and learn from them. His photographs and accounts from Syria, North Korea, Iran, Israel/Palestine and elsewhere have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, BBC Persian, NPR/PBS, Huffington Post, and many other venues.

Project: Science of Sharing | Browse All

Date: June 23, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:05:31
Experimental physicist Carl Haber restores antique audio recordings too old, fragile, or damaged to be otherwise replayed—including recordings made in wax, soot, and foil. Using optical scanning technologies from his work at CERN in Switzerland, Haber has recovered and preserved a diverse collection of deteriorating sonic artifacts, voices from the past that otherwise would have been lost.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 10, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, physics, general science
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01:27:40
An evening of conversation on the Future of Medicine with Dr. Leroy Hood, President of the Institute for Systems Biology, and Dr. Deepak Srivastava, Younger Family Director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: June 5, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:05:00
Check out this video made by Field Trip Explainers to help teachers and students prepare for an Exploratorium field trip. Meet the Field Trip Explainers, learn what happens on arrival, and get a sense of the types of exhibits and demonstrations you can interact with during your visit.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: June 1, 2015
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
00:20:00
See live flameworking with Russell Taylor of Public Glass, and find out why borosilicate glass is used for both lab equipment and intricately beautiful artwork.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: May 25, 2015
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:20:00
Join Paul Stepahin for a presentation about quantum mechanics and the elements.Boron is complicated. Elusive. Tough. Created in collisions between cosmic rays and interstellar dust, pure boron may be found in meteoroids, but not naturally on Earth. And yet this relatively uncommon element is essential for plant growth, and readily appears in compounds such as borax, famously conveyed by 20-mule teams across Death Valley. A brittle metalloid, boron behaves somewhat like a metal, somewhat like a non-metal. It can be reactive or unreactive. Crystalline or powdered. It can shift from three to four atomic bonds. Imagine boron as elemental spy: enigmatic except in its useful effects.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: May 24, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:30:00
Follow the trail of this intriguing element through ceramics, cleaning agents, fireworks, nuclear reactors, and nanotubes. Get a primer on quantum mechanics, play with slime, and see live flameworking with Russell Taylor of Public Glass.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: May 23, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics, Chemistry
Running Time:
00:30:00
Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty for a update on the Rosetta Mission, the Philae lander, and Comet 67P. See the latest images and learn about the information gathered thus far!

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science