The 2022 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) Program started June 21 and continues through August 12. The program’s principal lecturers include Prof. Peter Schmid of KAUST and Prof. Laure Zanna of NYU. The program has daily lectures held at Walsh Cottage and are focused on Data-driven GFD. For a weekly lecture schedule and more information, contact Julie Hildebrant.
Pole to Pole is an upcoming special event on August 1st at 2:00 pm. The event is presented by the Yawkey Foundation, Woods Hole Film Festival, and WHOI to honor literature, film, and science. At Redfield Auditorium on August 1, Pole to Pole panel discussions will feature explorer Will Steger, filmmakers Tasha Van Zandt, Holly Morris, Kathy Kasic, and WHOI polar scientists Sarah Das and Catherine Walker. Registration is required as seating is limited, but tickets are free for all attendants!
Woods Hole Library
The Woods Hole Public Library features a “Pop-Up Book Sale” on their front lawn throughout the summer. During library hours each day, books are available for prices as low as $1! Along with a book sale, each year the library has been challenging the community to create art out of different materials. This year’s material is sheet music. All artists and artisans at any level are inspired to take part in this challenge. If you are interested, the finished pieces will be on display from July 25-early August where items will be auctioned off.
Woods Hole Film Festival
The 31st Annual Woods Hole Film Festival takes place from July 30-August 6. Enjoy films, panels, and master classes in-person this year. If you are unable to attend in person, watch films virtually at home! This year’s venues include WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium, MBL’s Cornelia Clapp Auditorium, and the Captain Kidd Restaurant for evening parties and music. Ticket passes for online screenings are $130 for individuals and $175 for a household. The in-person ticket packages are $125 for 10 tickets and $80 6 tickets. Individual film, workshop, and panel discussion tickets range from $16-20.
Tabletop Tide Pool is an interactive event for family fun! Each weekday in August, visit the tent at Waterfront Park between 11 am-2 pm. See live marine creatures and learn how MBL scientists use nature to teach us more about the environment and ourselves. There is no registration required! Tabletop Tide Pool will be canceled in the case of inclement weather.
Learn about the Biology of the Inner Ear (BIE) in a course from August 3-25! The event directors include Ruth Anne Eatock of the University of Chicago, Andy Groves of Baylor College of Medicine, and Philip Joris of KU Leuven. The course will focus on experimental and analytical approaches of develop, function, and pathology of the inner era and downstream auditory and vestibular pathway in the central nervous system. BIE began in 2007 and is held every 2 years. Applicants are welcomed at the graduate, postdoctoral or resident level and beyond with biological, chemical, physical, computational, or medical sciences.
The Brains, Minds and Machines course will begin August 4 through August 25. Directors of this program include Boris Katz of MIT, Gabriel Kreiman of Harvard Medical School, and Tomaso Poggio of MIT. This course is designed to help produce a community of leaders educated in neuroscience, cognitive science, and computer science to understand biologically inspired AI.
The Friday Evening Lecture Series continues on Friday, August 5 at 8:00 pm. Zoe Cardon will be presenting “Plant Roots as Underground Allies on our Changing Planet.” Lectures are open to the public for in-person and virtual attendance. The venue requires masking for all visitors. No registration is required!
Dan Fletcher will present “Pocket Doctors: Diagnosing Diseases with Mobile Phones” in the Friday Evening Lectures Series on August 12 at 8:00 pm. Registration is not required for in-person or virtual attendance. At this time, masking is required for all individuals.
The Optical Microscopy & Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences course runs August 15-25. The directors include Joerg Bewersdorf of Yale University and Alison North of The Rockefeller University. The course allows participants to obtain and interpret microscope data to understand and assess potential artifacts, perform optical measurements, and to generate digital images.
The Walter Massey Family Lectureship will take place on Monday, August 15 from 7-9 pm. Tim Behrens, FRS is a professor of computational neuroscience at the University of Oxford and University College London. His presentation, titled “Abstraction and Interference in the Hippocampal Prefrontal Circuit,” focuses on the cellular representations and computations that allow rodents to navigate space.
The Deep Learning (DL@MBL) course takes place August 26-September 5. This course focuses on Deep Learning for Microscopy Image Analysis. Directors include Jan Funke of HHMI Janelia Research Campus, Anna Kreshuk of EMBL Heidelberg, and Florian Jug of Fondazione Human Technopole. The course allows students to familiarize themselves in life science with techniques for microscopy image analysis.
It’s clear that there is no shortage of fun (or science!) to be had in Woods Hole in August!