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Understanding Science: Awesome New Lecture Series This Wednesday

The “Understanding Science” evenings have been an underground institution in Beijing and Shanghai for the last two years. The series has drawn everyone from science majors to backroom enthusiasts, while always managing to entertain. The next event is at Bridge Café on Wednesday, November 21. And like all great things in life--it's free!

Professor David Evans at work

The Beijing branch was launched six months ago by professors David Evans and Richard de Grijs. Topics so far have included global warming, nanotechnology, genetically modified food and the Big Bang theory (not the television show).

The great thing about Understanding Science is that you don’t have to have a science background to enjoy it, and it’s not just for nerds. But don’t feel bad if you find yourself adrift, reassures Professor Evans.

“Afterwards, there is an opportunity for plenty of questions and discussion over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee,” he says.

For the next event, visiting specialist Dr. Arno Koning will discuss vision, and the spectacular way that hundreds of millions of cells inside our brain work together to allow us to see the world around us, including this magazine. That, my friends, is cool.

These evenings always leave us feeling curious and even a tad smarter. If you can make the trek to Wudaokou, it’s a great way to keep in touch with all things science—and it’s free.

Who said being a geek can’t be fun?

The Details

What: Understanding Science--The science of vision

When: Wednesday, November 21, 7:30pm

Where: Bridge Cafe in Wudaokou

Find Out More: understandingsciencebeijing@yahoo.com

How Much: Free Free Free!


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