Nature creates reliable, robust patterns via different mechanisms and for different purposes.

How does this happen? Can you tell the difference between a neuron in the human brain and dark matter in the universe? Join physics theorist Eve Armstrong in this family-friendly program to learn about the unexpected connections between “small worlds architecture” in our nervous system versus the “cosmic web” in cosmology. From the formation of galaxies to electrical circuit activity of our hearts, there’s a pattern that connects.

Join the watch party on Thursday, December 10, at 2 pm ET, or view on this page at the designated time. Link coming soon.

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020

Time: 2 pm ET

Location: AMNH Facebook

Neural circuits that underly brain function. Courtesy of Leterrier, NeuroCyto Lab, INP, Marseille, France/NIH