The best and brightest minds in science will descend on New York City for the 2015 World Science Festival, May 27-31. NYU will be among the hosts for the highest-profile event of its kind in the United States.
The best and brightest minds in science will descend on New York City for the 2015 World Science Festival, May 27-31. New York University will be among the hosts for the highest-profile event of its kind in the United States. Now in its eighth year, the World Science Festival will feature events in scientific disciplines covering everything from the nature of “free will” to a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, from the psychology of imprisonment to the science of stuntmen, from what defines sleep to the botany behind the bar.
Among the 2015 World Science Festival events featuring NYU faculty include the following:
• “Who Run the Lab?”—a series of lab tours, in collaboration with NYU’s College of Arts and Science and Women in Science program, featuring: Chiye Aoki, a professor of neural science; Shara Bailey, an associate professor of anthropology; Jasna Brujic, an associate professor of physics; Jane Carlton, a professor of biology; Lara Mahal, an associate professor of chemistry; Wendy Suzuki, a professor of neural science and psychology; and Christine Vogel, an associate professor of biology; and Alexandra Zidovska, an assistant professor of physics (Wed., May 27, 9:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.)
• “The Moth: It’s All Relative,” with Danielle Ofri, an associate professor at the NYU School of Medicine (Thurs., May 28, 7-8:30 p.m.)
• “Science and the Story: Nature’s Dramas,” with Dan Fagin, director of the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute (Thurs., May 28, 7-8:30 p.m.)
• “Science and Story Café,” with Gary Marcus, a professor of psychology (Sat., May 30, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
• “Roboticist’s Apprentice,” with Maurizio Porfiri, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering (Sat., May 30, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
• “Neuroeconomist’s Apprentice,” with Paul Glimcher, a professor of neuroscience (Sat., May 30, 1-2:30 p.m.)
• “Scientific Kitchen: We All Scream for Stretchy (?!) Ice Cream,” with Kent Kirshenbaum, professor, NYU’s Department of Chemistry (Sat., May 30, 3-5 p.m.)
The Festival will conclude with the Ultimate Science Street Fair in and around Washington Square Park on Sun., May 31, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The full day of hands-on activities, interactive experiments, installations, and demonstrations will include a Mars rover obstacle course, the chance to suit up and train like an astronaut, and tips from scientists on how to search for life on other planets.
A full schedule and ticket information is available at www.worldsciencefestival.com.
NYU is a university partner of the 2015 World Science Festival.
Media requests for tickets should be submitted to email@example.com or by calling 718.643.9052. Media seating is limited, so all requests should be submitted as early as possible. Media credentials will be required for entry.
NYU Ticket Discounts
Tickets are currently on sale. The festival has sold out in previous years. Tickets can be purchased through the festival’s website.
The NYU community receives up to 50% off tickets at events taking place at the Skirball Center. Use promoo code WSFNYU. Skirball tickets can be purchased through NYUHome; click on the “Get Tix” links on the Skirball channel (under the NYU Life tab). Discount code: WSFNYU.
Festival tickets can be purchased in person from NYU Ticket Central, located at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South, Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. and two hours prior to performance, or call 212.998.4941.
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