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Thanks for making our 2016 First Fridays season a success.
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We've selected some of our favorites from the March 2011 event.
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Check out the lecture “Lucy's Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins” with Dr. Donald C. Johanson.
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Over the past decade, First Fridays has introduced adult audiences to a new kind of museum experience.
Explore past First Fridays and see which of your favorite scientists and musicians were here at NHM!
What would it take for the world to get away from fossil fuels and convert to renewable energy? The dirty secret is: It’ll take more than a Prius in the garage and solar panels on the roof. If we want to use wind, solar thermal and electric, biomass, hydroelectric and geothermal energy, it will take planning and willingness on the part of governments and industry. It will take R&D investment, a favorable price per unit of energy to get anyone to produce alternative energy, and plenty of resources. Nathan Lewis will discuss these and other hurdles — technical, political, and economic — that must be overcome before the widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies.[ ]
Nathan Lewis has been on the faculty at the California Institute of Technology since 1988 and has served as a professor since 1991. He has also served as the Principal Investigator of the Beckman Institute Molecular Materials Resource Center at Caltech since 1992. From 1981 to 1988, he was on the faculty at Stanford, as an assistant professor from 1981 to 1985 and as a tenured associate professor from 1986 to 1988. Lewis received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Energy & Environmental Science. He has published over 300 papers and has supervised approximately 60 graduate students and postdoctoral associates. His research interests include artificial photosynthesis and electronic noses.
Warpaint's hypnotic, layered, bass-driven music with ethereal vocals creates an atmosphere that seems to melt and float around the listener. This quartet is not to be missed. Hailing from Brooklyn, Yeasayer's music is a genre-bending journey into pop, rock, Middle Eastern and African musics, folk, and dub.
Ana Calderon's roots run deep with music and art with her father being a seventies psychedelic musician, and her mother an artist. This native of Peru will bring her passion for classic rock'n'roll with a mix of today's newest sounds.
With musical tastes spanning from hardcore punk to dancefloor-friendly hip-hop, post-rock to ambient electronic, Them Jeans never fails to deliver a set with the perfect mood for the gathering.