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ArtScience @ Le Lab Lecture Series:
Art, Design, Engineering & Biology

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Honeycomb, Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

Core faculty from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University will participate in a four part lecture series hosted by Le Laboratoire Cambridge on how the arts and design are informing the frontiers of science. Upcoming speakers will be Joanna Aizenberg, L. Mahadevan and Jim Collins. Past speakers include Don Ingber.

All lectures will take place at Le Laboratoire Cambridge from 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
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May 20: Shape and Flow: Art, Science,Technology

 

Speaker:

  • L. Mahadevan, Ph.D.
  • Core Faculty member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
  • Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary
  •      Biology, and Professor of Physics at Harvard University
  • Schlumberger Visiting Professor at the Mathematics Institute at the University of Oxford, UK
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National Center for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India

 

What is shape? And how can it change, be changed and controlled? This simple set of questions encompasses a range of fields, from structural biology to cosmology, and is easiest to perceive in "middle earth" - everyday phenomena that we can easily perceive and respond to. Mathematics is the language that can quantity these questions and together with experiments, help answer them. I will describe some of the problems, partial answers and perspectives associated with the role of shape in art, science and technology with examples drawn from origami, morphogenesis and smart and active materials.

Past Speakers:

  • Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Founding Director, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
  • Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology, Harvard Medical School & Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Professor of Bioengineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

 

  • Joanna Aizenberg, Ph.D.
  • Platform Leader and Core Faculty member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
  • Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Sciences, Harvard School of Engineering and
  •      Applied Sciences
  • Director, Science Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
  • Co-Director, Kavli Institute for Bionano Science & Technology

 

  • Jim Collins, Ph.D.
  • Platform leader and Core Faculty member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
  •      at Harvard University
  • Henri Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science
  • Professor, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact information:
ankica@lelabcambridge.com
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