On Being Human (5/11) and the Evolution of Science (5/13)

Dear Wonderfest friend,

Dr. Peter Schattner is a physicist and biologist who has something profound to tell us about being human. Peter earned his physics PhD at MIT under Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg. Peter has held research and teaching positions in computational biology and biomedical engineering as well as in physics. His most recent work, Sex, Love, and DNA, focuses on molecular biology, and was named the best general nonfiction book at the 2015 Great Southeast Book Festival.

Peter Schattner will enlighten and inspire us at San Francisco’s PianoFight on Monday, May 11, at 7 PM. Please come to this FREE event early to get a good seat and to order tasty food and drink. Get details and register (and donate to the Wonderfest cause!), here.

PeterSchattner       ***      Leonard-Mlodinow

Dr. Leonard Mlodinow is a physicist and an award-winning science writer. He has co-written two books with Stephen Hawking: A Briefer History of Time and The Grand Design. Leonard has also taught at Caltech, debated Deepak Chopra on ABC’s Nightline, and written screenplays for MacGyver and Star Trek. His latest book, The Upright Thinkers, explores “the human journey from living in trees to understanding the cosmos,” and will be the principal subject of this Wonderfest collaboration with the Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley.

Please enjoy The Evolution of Science with Leonard Mlodinow in Palo Alto’s Shultz Hall on Wednesday, May 13, at 6:30 PM. Here is more info. And, to get a WONDERFEST 40% ticket discount (with no ticketing fee), follow these steps: visit <http://bit.ly/science-evolution>, enter the quantity of tickets desired, and go straight to checkout; do not click on the “Apply” button.
Wondrous regards,
Tucker Hiatt
Founding Director
P.S. Today, Thursday 4/30, is the last day to purchase discounted tickets to SkeptiCal, the NorCal Conference on Science and Skepticism which takes place at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center on Saturday, June 6. If you seek penetrating insights into the GMO controversy, into the search for other Earths, into the fallibility of medical research (and MUCH more), SkeptiCal is the exciting, day-long, affordable event for you.