What do you get when you combine the TARDIS, a sonic screwdriver, and local scientists? An evening dedicated to exploring the science of Doctor Who! Hear from researchers who will share how their work is bringing our world closer to that of the Doctor’s. Excellent for Whovians, science fiction fans and science lovers alike.
$10 in advance - advance ticket sales end at 11:00 am on 4/23. Limited tickets available at the door for $15.
Costumes encouraged! Cash bar available. Cosplay welcome!
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Presentations (7:00-8:30 p.m.)
Why a TARDIS Is So Hard to Build:
Scott Hughes - Professor of Physics, MIT
From Adipose to Zygons: Looking for Life and Why We're all Made of Star Stuff:
Alexandra Pontefract - Postdoctoral Fellow, Search for Extraterrestrial Genomes, MIT
How the Silents Can Take Your Memories:
Marc Kaufman - Director of Translational Imaging Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Better Than The Doctor: Regeneration Non-Fiction
Peter Reddien, Deniz Atabay - Associate Professor of Biology, MIT
Cyber Limbs: You Will Now Be Upgraded
Mohsen Jamali, Ziev Moses - Postdoctoral Fellows, Williams Lab, Harvard Medical School
Using Shape-Shifting Matter To Build the TARDIS:
Amanda Ghassaei, William Langford, Prashant Patil - Graduate Researchers, Gershenfeld Lab, MIT
Brain Mechanisms For Moral Decision-Making (Why The Daleks Don't Care):
Charles Jennings - Director of the McGovern Institute Neurotechnology Program, MIT
Activities (8:30-9:30 p.m.):
Translating English to Gallifreyan with Loren Sherman
Electronics for Neural-Prosthetics
Build Your Own Adipose
Community-Knit Scarf For The Doctor
TARDIS Scavenger Hunt