J. James Woods - Lectures in the Sciences & Mathematics

J. James Woods - Lectures in the Sciences & Mathematics

The "Woods" Series was established by a generous gift from the estate of J. James Woods. The goal of the Woods bequest is to bring prominent mathematicians and scientists to Butler University in order to speak on theories at the frontier of their disciplines, as well as on related technologies and other issues of public concern.  

The 2014-2015 Season is announced! See our entire 2014-2015 Woods Series Schedule.

 

Jessica Green

Cities Unseen: How Microbes Can Make Better Public Spaces, Buildings, and Human Beings Healthier

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 7:30 p.m., Reilly Room

GreenHow can a deeper understanding of microbes help us create sustainable cities, healthier buildings (including our hospitals and homes), and more robust green spaces? Green explains how in this visually stunning talk, while ultimately touching on even deeper questions about humanity: What does it mean to be an individual? Where does your identity begin, and where does it end?

Every person has a unique and unseen universe of microorganisms living in, on, and around them. These trillions of tiny creatures define who we are. Yet we are only just beginning to understand how our microbes interact with the people around us, our buildings, and the natural environment. How do microbes make us healthier, more resilient, and more vibrant? How do microbes influence our moods, our public spaces, our relationships with everything we touch? Green, a scientist and TED Fellow, explores the microbial cities living in our gut, on our skin, and in our homes.

 

 

All Woods Lectures are free & open to the public - no tickets required.
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