Fake Out: The Science of Deception
Tue, Apr 25
06:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Price: $5 presale, $10 at the door
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
SpeakersAnna N. DhodyAnna Dhody is the Director and the Mütter Institute & Curator at the Mütter Museum. She earned her Masters in Forensic Science at George Washington University. Her interests include Forensic Anthropology, History of Medicine, and “dead stuff”. Anna oversees one of the most fascinating collections of medical history in the US. They have the largest human colon on display in the world and the second tallest human skeleton on display.Brian BaadeBrian Baade is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware, where he also received his Masters of Science. His interests include art conservation, painting conservation, and technical art history. One of his pigments that was used in a study was made from cow urine.Greg CowperGreg Cowper is an entomologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences. His interests include biodiversity, museums and society, the insects of Philadelphia, and the intersection between art and science. His research interests involve the systematics, evolution, and biogeography of Heteroptera, or the “True Bugs.”Jayatri DasJayatri Das is the Chief Bio-scientist at the Franklin Institute. She attended Princeton University, where she earned her PhD. She figures out ways to make science understandable, interesting, and relevant to people of all ages. She is interested in having conversations about how emerging bio-technologies will change our society and the decisions we make. Each year, thousands of people feel the texture of a human brain inside a 3D printed version of Jayatri’s head at The Franklin Institute.Karen YeeKaren Yee is a Research Associate at the Monell Center. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned her PhD in Physiology. Her interests included chemical senses (taste and olfaction), cellular mechanisms, and histology. “But mom there's an actual scientific reason why I don't like brussel sprouts or bitter melon!”Robert KurzbanRobert Kurzban is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his PhD in Psychology. His interests include evolutionary biology, cognitive science, behavioral economics, public administration, morality, cooperation, friendship, mating, and emotions. Robert is curious about why “victimless crimes” exist in our society today.
PartnersAcademy of Natural Sciences of Drexel UniversityAcademy of Natural Sciences of Drexel UniversityFounded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. The Academy is the place for young and old to experience natural science in a fun and engaging way. Visitors can stroll through a tropical butterfly garden, touch live animals, meet real scientists, get face-to-face with a towering T. rex, and more.Chemical Heritage FoundationChemical Heritage FoundationThe Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) initially was launched in 1982 as the Center for the History of Chemistry. Since its beginnings, CHF has striven to foster an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society. As an independent and educational nonprofit organization, CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books which preserve the rich and extensive history of chemistry. CHF continues to inspire a passion for chemistry within the city of Philadelphia through its public programs, museum exhibitions, conferences, and scholarly research center.Monell CenterMonell Chemical Senses CenterFounded in 1968, the Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world’s leading independent research organization dedicated to the science of taste and smell. The Center’s cutting–edge interdisciplinary research advances understanding of the mechanisms and functions of these primal senses to benefit human health and well-being. In its role as a nonprofit, Monell provides a comprehensive resource for information and serves as an authority on the science of taste and smell. An integral part of Monell’s mission is preparation of the next generation of scientists. Hundreds of PhD-level scientists have received training through Monell’s pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training programs, while the Center’s highly successful Science Apprenticeship Program for high school and college students is now in its 30th year. A Philadelphia asset, the Monell Center continues to pursue its groundbreaking exploration of taste and smell, building knowledge and the corresponding potential to benefit human life.University of DelawareUniversity of DelawareThe University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our founding as a small private academy in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today.University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of PennsylvaniaPenn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff.