Science On Tap - Science is Stranger than Fiction: Death and the Afterlife
Apr 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 6:00

$15 General Admission
$8 Students with ID

Humanity’s fascination with death and the supernatural has influenced science for centuries. The desire to overcome death and understand the strange and unusual of the human condition has inspired many scientists throughout history, particularly within the fields of anatomy and medicine.

At this Science on Tap, Leslie New, PhD, assistant professor of statistics at WSU Vancouver, will take us on a tour of some of the weirdest specimens from museum collections in the western world and describe how scientists through the centuries have tried to understand death and the afterlife.

Not for the squeamish, join us for a walk through the more macabre corners of science as we celebrate Leonardo de Vinci’s 567th birthday!

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Science On Tap | 7:00 PM
Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge! more >>>
Dr. Leslie New | 7:00 PM
My research interests focus of the use of hierarchical Bayesian state-space models to study species interactions with the environment, other species and con-specifics. State-space models are particularly advantageous for ecological modelling, since they enable the direct inclusion of uncertainty associated with data collection and natural stochasticity. I am interested in using state-space, and other relevant statistical models, to investigate how changes in individual behavior due to disturbance, either anthropogenic or natural, can affect population dynamics. This can improve our understanding of species’ response to management and conservation initiative under various social, economic and environmental systems, as well as the sustainability of human activities. My current research is focused on estimating the impact of wind facilities on eagles in the United States and the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas in reducing the impacts of anthropogenic noise on cetaceans in the North Atlantic Ocean. more >>>