NERD NITE

We will be simulcasting the event on the first floor with audio and video.  FREE

Nerd Nite is an informal gathering at which nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts (well, mostly presentations and drinking). Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new. Each evening, three nerds will give short, fun presentations where they can nerd out about sperm transfer, string theory, Aztec mythology, or some similarly nerdilicious topic. While they talk, you drink, thereby increasing their wittiness, and your IQ.



"Hamilton, but French" by Dr. Taylor Winkleman
Summary: With a cast of characters including Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great, Gregory Potemkin, and John Paul Jones, Andre du Plessis is the coolest guy you’ve never heard of. He’s also possibly the first epidemiologist in the western world. Come see the drunk history version of Andre’s life—and maybe help act it out!

Bio: Dr. Taylor Winkleman is a veterinarian and global health security expert who moonlights as a writer and is developing a science-based podcast with her scientist friends. When she’s not doing any of those, you can find her baking macarons or doing flying trapeze and circus aerials.



"Spaced Out: The Consequences of Cosmic Radiation on the Brain" by Jose Rodriguez Molina
Summary: The intrigue of deep space travel comes with inherent risks, including exposure to the ionizing radiation fields in space. This talk will explore some of the known effects radiation has on the brain and delve into the countermeasures being taken to stop both the physical and potential psychologic problems facing future astronauts. 

Bio:Alexandra is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgetown University in the Tumor Biology T32 program. She currently researches radiation biomarkers using mass spectrometry-based metabolomics. Alexandra grew up near Cape Canaveral, FL and reveled in every bring your child to work day at NASA (AKA she is a space nerd).



"Lessons I Learned From Richard Butt." by Blake Lindsey
Summary: Is the District of Columbia "North" or "South"? I will be answering that question by examining the misadventures of soldiers who manned the Civil War Defenses of Washington and the civilians who lived in DC.  The question matters more than you might think....and yes we will talk about a guy named Richard Butt who lived on Georgia Avenue.

Bio: Blake lives in Adams Morgan, and considers DC “home.”  He has many passions, among them bocce ball and Super Smash Brothers. 

$10.00

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