Dimensions of Doctor Who

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

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