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MBL Friday Evening Lecture Series: “Big, Diverse, and Standardized: The Use of NEON Data in Scientific Discovery” – Paula Mabee
The collection and open release of the most highly standardized and diverse environmental data in the U.S. by the NSF National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) are facilitating new pathways of discovery across the sciences. These big data and massive samples, acquired at sites across the U.S. through the coordinated efforts of humans and technology, provision the opportunity for innovative research across biological scales and across multiple areas of science, including ecology, computer science, biodiversity, genetics, and engineering. Though only in…Find out more »
MBL Falmouth Forum: “From the MacArthur Fellows to Investing in Climate Solutions” – John Palfrey, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Join us in-person in the Cornelia Clapp (formerly Lillie) Auditorium or attend virtually. Social distancing and masking will be required for in-person attendance. Limited seating available. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation does many things for which it is well-known around the world, including the MacArthur Fellows program and support for public media. Some of these fellows make their professional home at the MBL and NPR reaches listeners in Woods Hole every day. The president of MacArthur Foundation,…Find out more »
MBL Friday Evening Lecture Series: “Big Ideas from the “Little Brain”: Insights from the Cerebellum about Learning and Meta-Learning” Jennifer L. Raymond
The brain is a learning machine, storing information about the statistical relationships between events in the world, and using that information to guide behavior. In this lecture, Raymond will share insights about the neural mechanisms of learning from her research on the cerebellum, or “little brain.” The cerebellum is well known for its role in motor skill learning and is increasingly implicated in cognitive functions ranging from navigation to emotion, social behavior, and reward prediction. Yet the circuit architecture of…Find out more »
MBL Friday Evening Lecture Series: “Pocket Doctors: Diagnosing Diseases with Mobile Phones” – Dan Fletcher
Lecture Abstract: Light microscopy remains a central tool for disease diagnosis. Direct imaging of pathogens in blood, sputum, and stool can enable rapid screening and diagnosis of multiple diseases and has been in use since the earliest days of the microscope. However, modern microscopy requires advanced equipment and skilled users typically not available outside of well-equipped laboratories and hospitals. In recent years, mobile phones have emerged as powerful tools for capturing clinically useful data. This talk will describe ongoing work…Find out more »
MBL Falmouth Forum: “Dare to be Naive” – Greg Watson, Director of Policy and Systems Design, Schumacher Center for a New Economics
Greg Watson and his family moved to Cape Cod in 1980 when he was hired as education director at the New Alchemy Institute. New Alchemy was a revolutionary “think-do tank” located on 12 acres in Falmouth, MA that became world renowned for its systems approach to the development environmentally sound and socially just approaches to meeting basic human needs. Watson’s lecture will focus on the lessons he learned during his four years there and how he has applied New Alchemy’s…Find out more »
WHFF presents A CAPE COD CHRISTMAS
Back by popular demand! On Friday, December 2, at 7 pm, the Woods Hole Film Festival presents a special event screening of A CAPE COD CHRISTMAS by John Stimpson at Clapp Auditorium, Marine Biological Laboratory, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. ABOUT THE FILM When a children’s author comes down to the Cape to host one last Christmas dinner with her disagreeable siblings before they sell the family house, she reunites with her childhood sweetheart, a local artist, who helps her…Find out more »