Join us for ISC’s 5th annual Chicago Science Fest!
Chicago Science Expo
Saturday, May 18, 10:00am -5:30pm
1871 at The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL, 60654
The main “Science Expo” day of Chicago Science Fest 2019 will feature a day full of exciting science talks and interactive demonstrations for curious people like you! Expo tickets get you access to ALL the talks by fascinating Chicago-area scientists — visit as many as you like. In between talks you can visit an array of cool demonstrations.
** Special Science Sweepstakes! One lucky science fan will win a complimentary night for two at the boutique Chicago Hotel EMC2 – the intersection of art & science – including breakfast in The Albert, EMC2’s book-lined restaurant. (One entry per ticket purchased. Official Rules here. See official rules for free entry chance.)
Check out these other amazing events that are part of Chicago Science Fest 2019 (ticketed separately)
A Scientist Walks Into A Bar: Braaaaiiiinnnns
Tuesday, May 14, 6:30pm (6pm doors)
The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago, IL 60642
Chemistry of Beer
Wednesday, May 15, 6:30pm
Metropolitan Brewing Company, 3057 N Rockwell St, Chicago, IL 60618
Breathalyze This! Science of Drug & Alcohol Testing
Thursday, May 16, 6:00pm
Axion Analytical Labs, 14 N Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607
Deep-Sea Bioluminescence – Recent Explorations and Discoveries
Friday, May 17, 8:00pm
Fermi National Laboratory, Ramsey Auditorium, Batavia, IL 60510
Morbid Curiosities: Surgical History Tour
Tuesday, May 21, 5:30-8:30pm
International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60610
The Biggest Explosions in the Universe
Wednesday, May 22, 6:30-8:00pm
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor, 750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202
New telescopes are sampling the night sky with unprecedented sensitivity across the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio wavelengths to the X-rays. These exercises have led to the discovery of completely new types of stellar explosions and revolutionized our understanding of phenomena that we thought we already knew. At Northwestern University’s Science Café you’ll get to hear Raffaella Margutti, PhD, review some very recent developments in the field that have resulted from the capability to acquire a true panchromatic view of the most extreme stellar deaths in nature. Free; no registration required.
Artificial Intelligence – to Accelerate Development and Discovery
Thursday, May 23, 5:30pm (reception); 7:00pm (talk and Q&A)
Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, 60439
Scientists at Argonne and across the globe develop new technologies to accelerate scientific discoveries from atomic to universe scale. Argonne researchers are fundamentally changing the foundation of the scientific discovery process using artificial intelligence, or AI. But what exactly is artificial intelligence? How can it revolutionize scientific discovery? Join us as Argonne computer scientist Prasanna Balaprakash explains the development, role and importance of AI in science, our understanding of the world, and the development of beneficial, advanced technologies. Free but registration is required for access. Details here.