Join us for a night of innovation as four scientists from the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), together with the science winners of the 2017 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards, present on the new technologies, different scales of investigation, and fresh perspectives that are changing how we perceive the world and understand our place within it.
Engage with explorers and visionaries, learn more about the cutting edge research taking place at NMNH, and get an up-close look at the specimens, objects, and tools inspiring scientists to look to the future as well as dig into the past.
Natalie Batalha, Astrophysicist and Project Scientist for the Kepler Mission, NASA
Gary Steinberg, Chair of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical School
Rich Barclay, Paleobotanist and Peter Buck Fellow
Logan Kistler, Curator of Archaeology
Sabrina Sholts, Curator of Physical Anthropology
Nick Pyenson, Curator of Fossil Marine Mammals