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Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Reaching out of the ivory tower

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Reaching out of the ivory tower

Do researchers have an obligation to take their work directly to the public?  The public, through the government and charities, funds most of the US' science research, but doesn't generally have access to the papers that result.  Increasingly, through on- and offline tools, researcher can speak directly to the public. 

Our panel will include scientists that use various media to connect directly with the public, either about their field of expertise or about their research. They'll talk about the challenges of balancing a career and public outreach, as well as the rewards of helping people to understand science.


Ethan Perlstein, who's faculty at Princeton and promotes open access research.

Sarah Weisberg, who helps run a program called the BioBus.

Matt Strassler, a blogging theoretical physicist.

And our own Jeanne Garbarino, a researcher at Rockefeller University.

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Weiss 305
Rockefeller University
E66th and York Ave.
New York, NY

Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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SpotOn NYC (#sonyc) is a monthly discussion series organised by Nature Publishing Group and Ars Technica and hosted at Rockefeller University. The organisers are Lou Woodley, John Timmer, Jeanne Garbarino and Joe Bonner

More information about our events, including related blog posts and Storify and livestream archives can be found on the SpotOn website.

You can also find SpotOn NYC on Facebook and Twitter.  

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