Science and technology progress at a thrilling pace, and often in novel directions. How can the average citizen keep up with developments, not only out of interest, but also out of the need to be informed when advances pose difficult ethical questions? One answer is the World Science Festival, an annual event providing lively and informed discussions of the Big Questions.
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Tickets are still available for many of the events at the 2014 World Science Festival, which runs from May 28 to June 1 in New York City. Several sessions are part of the Big Ideas Series, funded in part by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
Almost 300 people joined together on April 7th to celebrate science, art, and food at the annual World Science Festival Gala. The Gala, a “performing arts salute to science,” provides support for the World Science Festival’s educational programs, hosts musical performances, and serves up science-inspired delicacies for its gala-goers.
The human drama of scientific discovery was a focus for Krista Tippett’s recent conversation with physicist Brian Greene, a John Templeton Foundation grantee and co-founder of the World Science Festival. The interview, “Reimagining the Cosmos,” was broadcast on January 30 as an episode of Tippett’s radio show On Being and was sponsored by the Foundation.