The Max Planck Society has broken barriers in the research industry, so it should come as no surprise that they have created another brilliant event, this time for the public.
“Scientific director and CEO, Dr. David Fitzpatrick, envisioned a public lecture series featuring passionate and dedicated members of both the science and art communities as a unique cultural experience for the Palm Beach County community,” says a representative from the Max Planck Florida Institute.
This idea birthed the annual series, Science Meets Music. This encapsulating succession of events in its second year combines intellectual lectures on various science topics with musical performances. Each event features a top scientist from one of the Max Planck Society’s 80 institutes around the world. Their thought-provoking topics share the scientists’ insights about the mysterious human brain. A musical performance follows the lecture from top acclaimed musicians around the world.
Science Meets Music’s goal is to bring together two fields that appear to be completely unrelated and show the audience that science and music complement each other quite well. Having a science lecture precede a musical performance might uncover a new interest a classical music lover might never know they had. Similarly, a scientist may find they have a deeper appreciation for music.
The hour-long upcoming events for the Science Meets Music series are:
- Jan. 28, 2015 at Max Planck in Jupiter
- Feb. 25 at Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach
- April 1 at Max Planck in Jupiter
It’s possible that one additional date will be added to the schedule.
Musical guests have not yet been confirmed, but expect nothing but greatness as last year, the institute invited several musicians from the prestigious Kronberg Academy in Germany.
Previous years’ topics at the Max Planck Florida Institutes include:
- “A Spotlight on the Brain” by Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D, scientific director, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (2014)
- “Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain” by Dr. David Fitzpatrick, scientific director and CEO, Max Planck Florida Institute (2013)
- “Illuminating Brain Circuits” by Dr. David Fitzpatrick, scientific director and CEO, Functional Architecture and Development of Visual Cortex (2012)
This event is free of charge. For more information about the upcoming 2015 series, visit www.maxplanckflorida.org/pls.html.
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