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Lectures & Events

The Talking Science event is presented as the 2013 Holiday Lecture on Science for High School Students, which was established in 1959 by Alfred E. Mirsky, a biochemist and Rockefeller University librarian. Dr. Mirsky modeled the lectures on a popular series of science talks for children pioneered in London in 1826 by Michael Faraday, who is considered to be one of the greatest experimenters in the history of science. Now in its 54th year, the Holiday Lecture attracts over 300 high school students and teachers from across the tri-state area.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Bacteria's Deadly Design: How Earth's Most Prevalent Life-form Uses a Microscopic Syringe to Invade and Attack
C. Erec Stebbins, Ph.D., associate professor, head, Laboratory of Structural Microbiology, The Rockefeller University