New York University is proud to be a university partner of the annual World Science Festival, which is returning to campus beginning Wednesday, June 1 through Sunday, June 5 for a celebration of science.

NYU to Host Ninth Annual World Science Festival Events—June 1-5
NYU is a university partner of the annual World Science Festival, which is returning to campus beginning Wednesday, June 1 through Sunday, June 5 for a celebration of science.

New York University is proud to be a university partner of the annual World Science Festival, which is returning to campus beginning Wednesday, June 1 through Sunday, June 5 for a celebration of science.

Now in its ninth year, the World Science Festival will feature 50 programs in scientific disciplines ranging from astronomy, physics, and genetics to neuroscience, robotics, and mathematics.

The 2016 World Science Festival will open with “Awakening the Mind: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Oliver Sacks,” a multimedia production combining music, images, and text to pay tribute to Sacks (1933-2015), a physician, best-selling author, and a professor of neurology at NYU School of Medicine (June 1, 8 p.m.).

The Festival will conclude with “Street Science” in Washington Square Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun., June 5. This free, day-long public event will feature awe-inspiring, interactive demonstrations, larger than life activities, mind-blowing experiments, and live shows. 

NYU faculty will be featured in several events, including:

Gary Marcus, Professor of Cognitive Science
“Moral Math of Robots: Can Life and Death Decisions Be Coded?”
Sat, June 4, 4 p.m., Lynch Theater, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Neville Sanjana, New York Genome Center, Assistant Professor of Biology
SALON: “Game Change – CRISPR’s Brave New World”
Sat., June 4, 1:30 p.m., Grand Hall, 238 Thompson Street, NYU

Bijan Pesaran, Associate Professor, Center for Neural Science
SALON: “This is Your Brain on Neuroprosthetics”
Sat., June 4, 11 a.m., Grand Hall, 238 Thompson Street, NYU

Shara Bailey, Associate Professor of Anthropology
“Anthropologist's Apprentice”
Sat, June 4, 10:30 a.m., 25 Waverly Place, 9th Floor

Paul Glimcher, Director of Glimcher Lab, Professor in the Center for Neural Science
“Neuroscientist’s Apprentice”
Sun., June 5, 11 a.m., 4 Washington Place, NYU Neuroeconomics Lab, Room 911

Wendy Suzuki, Professor in the Center for Neural Science
Street Science
Sun., June 5

Kavli HUMAN Project at NYU
Street Science
“Learn How Scientists Measure what Makes us Human in ‘Mission H.U.M.A.N’ ”
Sun., June 5

NYU Women in Science (WINS)
Street Science
“Evolutionary Insect Discovery Tour”
Sun., June 5

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Street Science
Sun., June 5

NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program projects:
• Dragon VR
• Foggy Mountain
• Dandelions
• Digital Crayon Wall
• Fibonacci Galaxy
Street Science
Sun., June 5

Media queries should be directed to:
Blake Zidell and John Wyszniewski
Blake Zidell & Associates
718.643.9052, blake@blakezidell.com, john@blakezidell.com

A full schedule and ticket information is available at www.worldsciencefestival.com.
 

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