Microworlds: Art and Science Through the Microscope

Posted by Science on Tap on April 4, 2016

Monday, April 11th, 2016
6:00pm at National Mechanics Bar

The world around us can be smaller than you think. Take a journey with James Hayden from the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia down through the microscope and explore the living (and not-so-living) world found at the cellular level. Imaging is an integral part of most scientific exploration and James will guide you through some of the ways that microscopes are used to collect scientific data, or record simple observations. From stereomicroscopes to 2-Photon confocal systems, see the ways imaging helps to answer unique questions in biological research. As an added bonus, he will also use his instrumentation to take a closer look at the contents in your bar glasses!
James Hayden is a Registered Biological Photographer and Managing Director of the Wistar Institute’s Imaging Shared Resource where he collaborates and supports efforts in basic cancer research and vaccine development. In addition to the standard applications of microscopy to research, his work has graced the covers of many scientific journals, appeared in calendars and children’s books, and occasionally shows up in mathematics blogs. His particular soapbox area of interest is the ethics of image manipulation in scientific images.

This month’s Science on Tap is brought to you by:

The Wagner Free Institute of Science


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