Max Planck Florida Announces 2020 Science Meets Music Series

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The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) announces the 2020 lineup for “Science Meets Music,” a popular series featuring scientific discussions and live music. This year, MFPI will offer three Science Meets Music events, beginning February 5 with Peter Dayan, director of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, who will be accompanied by noted South Florida pianist Sofiya Uryvayeva Martin.

Science Meets Music takes place at the Benjamin Upper School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and is free and open to the public. This year will be the seventh year that the series has been presented. In addition to Dayan, speakers will include Jens Frahm, inventor of fMRI technology, as well as Silvia Cappello who is making headlines for her work on lab grown replicas of organs known as organoids.

In addition to Martin, musical performances will include pianists Madison Yan and Sallie Zhou, both from West Palm Beach’s Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The full schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6 PM

Peter Dayan, Ph.D.

Director, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany

Musical Guest: Sofiya Martin, piano

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6 PM

Jens Frahm, Ph.D.– “Our Body in Motion – MRI Movies in Real Time”

Director, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

Musical Guest: Sallie Zhou, piano, Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6 PM

Silvia Cappello, Ph.D., “Following Neuronal Trajectories”

Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany

Musical Guest: Madison Yan, piano, Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts

For more information and to reserve seats, please visit mpfi.org or call (561) 972-9027.

 

About the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), a not-for-profit research organization, is part of the world-renowned Max Planck Society, Germany’s most successful research organization with over 80 institutes worldwide. Since its establishment in 1948, 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists. As its first U.S. institution, MPFI provides exceptional neuroscientists from around the world with the resources and technology to answer fundamental questions about brain development and function. MPFI researchers use a curiosity-driven approach to science to develop new technologies that make groundbreaking scientific discoveries possible. For more information, visit http://www.mpfi.org/.

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