Yale Peabody Museum Science Café
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Coldscapes: The Science and Fiction of Freezing Life

With Joanna Radin

Tuesday, November 12, 7:00pm

Location: BAR, 254 Crown Street, New Haven, CT 06511


What does it mean to freeze?  We'll talk about the practice and possibilities of using cold storage technologies to keep bits of bodies viable for a range of future uses. What can scientists do with frozen specimens of humans, animals, seeds and microbes right now? What might they do? Who should decide? In this conversation, nothing is off limits: bringing back mammoths or freezing whole humans… Joanna Radin is Assistant Professor of History of Medicine and History at Yale.


Science Café is a lively event where members of the public can learn about current research from a scientist over pizza and beer. Join us for craft brews, laughs, and a spirited discussion! Admission is free, you buy the food and drink. Must be 21 or older to attend.