An Evening of Science and Magic

An Evening of Science and Magic

January 23, 2019


781 S. Terrace Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85281


Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building IV

Date and Time

February 12, 2019, 5:30 pm (Length: 2 hours 0 minutes)

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Parag Mallick, PhD, Stanford School of Medicine

Magic. Science. They are complete opposites, right? After all, scientists seek to discover the truth and share it widely. Magicians are known for deceit and secrecy. But the two communities actually have a lot in common, including a healthy disregard for the impossible and an obsessive attention to detail.

What can a magician teach us about science? A lot. Good science depends on accurate observation. Unfortunately, our brains are constantly lying to us and distorting our view of the world. Magicians exploit this disconnect between perception and reality to entertain and delight us. By going behind the curtain to look at the world through the eyes of a magician, maybe we’ll do a better job of seeing the world as it truly is.

Join us for a magical presentation (yes, there will be magic) from Parag Mallick, a computer scientist and biochemist at Stanford University and world-renowned magician. 

Registration is required. Seating is limited.