Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Nergis Mavalvala '97 -- The Warped Side of the Universe
Some of the most violent events in the universe are accompanied by spectacular warpages of space-time that travel to us in the form of gravitational waves. Dr. Nergis Mavalvala, Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics at MIT, will describe how we search for these space-time ripples with the goal of observing the Universe with a new sense entirely. Then, surprisingly, she will link our quest to detect gravitational radiation to the bizarre world of quantum mechanics, thus connecting some of the largest scales of exploration to the some of the smallest. Join us on a journey from the far reaches of the Universe to the subatomic world. Dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda. $43 pp members/guests; $50 pp non-members. *** REGISTRATION IS CLOSED ***
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Karaoke Night Out in Old Town Alexandria
Meet old friends and make new ones.You don't need any Karaoke experience. Join us to cheer fellow MIT alums. All MIT alums and friends are welcome.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Rock It Grill, 1319 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Cost: Pay individually
More Info: www.rockit-grill.com.
RSVP to Rezaur Sikder at email@example.com
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Ken Shapiro -- I Am a Vegetarian: Reflections on a Way of Being
A life-long animal protectionist and vegetarian, Ken Shapiro describes vegetarianism as more than a restrictive diet, a way of living that radically addresses and redresses these relationships. Joint with the Harvard Club. Dinner meeting at Hogan Lovells in DC. $35 pp members/guests; $65 pp non-members. Register by October 9.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Seminar Series — The Human Brain
Six Monthly Dinner Seminars: The Human Brain: Research, Progress, and Policy
The MIT Club of Washington is pleased to present its 33rd annual Seminar Series on an important national topic related to science, technology, and public policy.
DATE: October, 2014 through March, 2015
TIME: 6:15 p.m.—9:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
ADDRESS: 5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Monday, November 17, 2014
Studio Theatre Backstage Tour
David Muse, Artistic Director of the Studio Theatre, will be our host for a one-hour backstage tour followed by a reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, and soft drinks. At this time, registration is open only to current Partners and Patrons, each of whom may also register one guest. No charge for Partners. $37 per person for Patrons and guests.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Matt Brinckman -- Reviving the American Chestnut Tree
Matt Brinckman is The American Chestnut Foundation's Mid-Atlantic Regional Scientist. His presentation will cover the history, demise, and restoration efforts of the American Chestnut in the United States, including economic, ecological, cultural, and technical aspects of this iconic tree species. (For more information, listen to a 4-minute audio clip from Bonnie Ralston of Allegheny Mountain Radio on reviving the American Chestnut, with Matt Brinckman explaining his project.) Lecture at UDC. $5 pp members/guests; $10 pp non-members. Register by November 25.