Weizmann lecturers bring ‘Science on Tap’ to Tel Aviv bars

The topics to be discussed as part of the “Science on Tap” program include: Why are we so different from each other? Why does God play with the world using dice? Why is a raven like a writing desk?

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May 1, 2018 17:56
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Cocktail at the Moon sushi bar

Cocktail at the Moon sushi bar. (photo credit: SHAW RODGERS)

Professors, lecturers and outstanding research students at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot hope customers at 51 Tel Aviv bars will not be too inebriated by 8:30 p.m. on May 23 to listen to their free talks about science.

The topics to be discussed as part of the “Science on Tap” program include: Why are we so different from each other? Why in a democracy – the rule of the people – is the government not in the hands of the people? Why does evolution sometimes need help from friends? Why did I decide to dance my doctorate? Why do we need friends? Why will we not get to Mars soon? Why does the zebra wear pajamas and how does this relate to brain research? Why do humans still have a nose and how does it affect our conduct in the world? Why does God play with the world using dice? Why is a raven like a writing desk? A statement announcing the program on Tuesday said the institute sees itself as having a duty to share knowledge and enthusiasm for the great adventure of expanding human knowledge. This is the ninth time that Weizmann scientists will bring the news of science to bars in Tel Aviv. So far, the statement said, “It has been a resounding success story that changed the habits of entertainment and introduced a new, original and unexpected component of night life in the big city.”


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