Museum Announcements

Join CPNAS on May 15 for Prometheus Unbound: A D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous Special


Join Cultural Program of the National Acacemy of Sciences (CPNAS) for a D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) on Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event will be held in the NAS Auditorium at 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. This special DASER brings together a diverse group of experts for an entertaining and engaging look at the science behind the movie Prometheus (2012). 

April 29: Henry and Bryna David Lecture with Dr. Ronald Fryer, “21st Century Inequality: Does Discrimination Still Matter?”

Join the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education on Tuesday, April 29, at 5:00 p.m. for the 2014 Henry and Bryan David Lecture featuring Dr. Roland Fryer, Harvard University, who will address the significance of inequality and discrimination in the 21st Century with an emphasis on educational inequality. A reception in his honor will immediately follow the lecture.

New Video: Convergence in the Life Sciences

The life sciences are poised to change the 21st century the way that physics and engineering changed the 20th century.  Significant advances can be made with novel approaches to problem solving—one that brings together of the best of the life sciences with the physical sciences, computational sciences, and engineering.    
Watch this new 90-second video to learn why convergence in the life sciences is needed and how to make it happen.