What happens in the brain of a baseball player as a 100-mph pitch hurtles toward him? How does a surfer on her board analyze the nuances of an evolving wave? In the upcoming five-week course for adults, Sackler Brain Bench – Neuroscience of Sports: Your Brain in Action, which starts Monday, September 16, experts including Columbia University Medical Center neurosurgeon and neuroscientist Sameer Sheth will explain more about the neuroscience of athletics.
Even geniuses make mistakes. That’s the reassuring message of the engrossing new book Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein—Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe, by theoretical astrophysicist and noted writer Mario Livio. Livio will give a Frontiers Lecture on Monday, June 10, at the Museum on the topic of brilliant blunders by such towering scientific figures as Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, and more.
This Thursday, May 16, in an American Museum of Natural History Adventure in the Global Kitchen program, Timothy Sullivan, of urbansake.com, will share behind-the-scenes details about how sake, sometimes called the “drink of the gods,” is brewed each winter in the Niigata Prefecture of Japan.
This Saturday, at 1 pm, model and journalist Gail O’Neill will moderate a Museum panel on the Power of Beauty, at Expressions of Beauty: Sights and Sounds, a two-day festival about beauty across cultures and time.