Science Cafe at City Beer Hall: evolution

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The State Museum has set up another Science Cafe event at the City Beer Hall for May 12.

This time around the topic is evolution and the guest speaker will be Lisa Amati, the state paleontologist and the museum's curator of invertebrate paleontology. Craig Gravina, an exhibit designer for the museum (and, of course, also a beer historian and occasional AOA collaborator), will again serve as host for the informal discussion.

We hear Amati's short talk will center on evolution as an observable phenomenon, and its connection to examples such as antibiotic resistance and mosquitos adapting to the environment of the London Tube. After the talk, there will be Q&A with the crowd. (And we suspect Craig has a few fun questions of his own to ask...)

Here's a NYT profile of Amati and her research from last summer.

The Science Cafe event at the City Beer Hall is Thursday, May 12 at 6 pm. It's free to attend (food and drink not included). The first event was packed, so it's probably worth getting there a little early to grab a good spot.

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