Francesca Casadio PhD., joined the Art Institute of Chicago as its first A.W. Mellon Conservation Scientist in July 2003, filling a critical role in establishing and directing a conservation science program. Her primary activities focus on equipping an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art instrumentation, and conducting analyses of works of art in the collections.
Dr. Phyllis Zee, Chief of the Sleep Medicine at Northwestern Hospital, warned the audience at Horner Park on Wednesday, August 15, that we cheat sleep at our peril. Dr. Zee’s excellent presentation was the first instance of C2ST’s collaboration with the Chicago Park District in the “Science in the Parks” series. Watch the video here.
Dr. Zee explained that three scientists recently shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work in the early 1980’s identifying the genes and protein molecules that drive our twenty-four-hour biological clocks, often referred to as our “circadian rhythm.” Every cell in our bodies has the clock mechanism, and all these clocks are coordinated by the master clock in our brains. The mechanism interacts with light and dark. It keeps us awake and productive (usually) during the day and early evening, and puts us to sleep at night to rejuvenate our systems for another day.
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Francesca Casadio PhD., A.W. Mellon Conservation Scientist and Allison Langley, Paintings Conservator at The Art Institute of Chicago, will discuss the works of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), one of the most important artists of the 20th century, at CSI: Picasso on October 10th at IIT.
Howard Tullman, co-founder of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, founder of over a dozen high-tech companies, adjunct professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and member of both Governor Quinn and Mayor Emanuel’s technology and innovation councils, will share with Chicago Council on Science and Technology members some of the tools, trends and technologies that will transform businesses in the coming year this Thursday, Sept. 20. Continue reading “Interview with Howard Tullman, President and CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy”
Fans of Nikola Tesla are hard at work raising funds for a museum to honor their hero, at the site of his last remaining laboratory in Shoreham, NY.
Tesla, who registered over 700 patents, brought electricity to the World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893. His discoveries include the alternating current, Tesla Coil, AC induction motor, fluorescent light, laser beam, remote control and wireless communications.
If you missed our program on Dark Matter and Dark Energy listen now the latest updates from the Aspen Center for Physics from Cosmologists Lisa Randall and Michael Turner or come to our fall program to learn the latest about the Universe.
Over 500 people curious about the Higgs boson visited Fermilab in Batavia on Sunday, July 29, to participate in ‘Ask A Scientist’ day, a program Chicago Council on Science and Technology was pleased to partner on with the National Laboratory.