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University Forum: The Amazing Saga of Albert Einstein's Brain

When

Oct. 8, 2013, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Auditorium

Description

Please join the College of Liberal Arts for the University Forum Lecture "The Amazing Saga of Albert Einstein’s Brain: Truth IS Stranger-Than-Fiction,"  a talk by Dean Falk, professor of anthropology, Florida State University/Tallahassee.

After his death in 1955, Albert Einstein’s brain was removed from his body (against his earlier wishes), photographed, and dissected. Although bits and pieces of the brain were distributed to a few scientists, most of the materials were lost to science until last year. Intended for non-specialists, this talk discusses the extraordinary saga of Einstein’s brain and surprising findings that scientists have made from the new materials.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact information

Name: Phyllis Thompson
Office: College of Liberal Arts
Phone: 702-895-3401
E-mail: liberalarts@unlv.edu

Event Sponsor

College of Liberal Arts dean's office and co-sponsored by UNLV’s department of anthropology and the Anthropology Society