Science Pub Series #9 - Halloween has never sounded better!
BOO! Bats have evolved the remarkable ability to use sound as a successful alternative to vision through “echolocation.” Celebrate Halloween with us as we learn about this incredible ability.
Sunday, October 23, 2016, 3:00-5:00 PM
Location: Skylight Gardens Restaurant and Bar, 1139 Glendon Avenue, Westwood Village, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Dr. Alan Grinnell (UCLA), one of the pioneers in the field, will describe the versatility of bats, their different echolocation strategies, and the neural adaptations that enable their auditory nervous systems to extract the information they need from echoes. Much has been learned about the mechanisms of echolocation and their application to the scientific field, but major challenges remain. Join us for what will be a batacular event!
Dr. Grinnell received his B.A. (1958) and PhD (1962) from Harvard and was a Junior Fellow (1959-62). After 2 years postdoctoral work at University College London, he joined the UCLA faculty, where he is now a Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Integrative Biology and Physiology and an Associate Dean of Life Sciences.
RAFFLE! Come dressed for Halloween and enter to win two free tickets to a future Science Pub! (one ticket per participant, must be present to win).
Seating is limited. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cost: $30 per person, includes an appetizer reception and nonalcoholic beverages.
Contact: Ethel Seminario Laczko, firstname.lastname@example.org or German Enciso, email@example.com
Order of the event: 3:00-4:00pm. food will be served at the Rotunda. At 4:00 pm. the presentation begins at the Studio Room.
Parking: Full self-validated parking in garage structure at 1100 Glendon. Across from the restaurant.