Café KITP is an evening event held at SOhO Restaurant (1221 State Street) every two months or so. It is a "physics café" which starts with a presentation by a speaker (a physicist) and is followed by questions and provocations facilitated by an interlocutor who inspires the audience to engage with the subject and the speaker. Food and drink are available and there is no cover charge.Our motto: "Eat, THINK, and be merry!"
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HOW THE BRAIN GOT ITS WRINKLES: On the Amazing Self-Organization of ‘Mini Brains’ in the LabEyal Karzbrun
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
The human brain is a remarkable computing machine. Like transistors on a microchip, its billion cells have a unique arrangement. How does the brain accommodate so many cells while maintaining that architecture? The answer hides in its folds. Over dinner and drinks, KITP Post Doctoral Scholar Eyal Karzbrun will share with attendees how recent advances allow scientists to grow “mini-brains” in the lab and use them as a tool to better understand the human brain. Please note, seating is first-come, first-serve.