CPNAS Explores the Relationship between Culture and Science

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Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences
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Experienced educator and geneticist Dr. Jef Boeke works as a professor at NYU School of Medicine and leads as the founding director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. In recognition of his accomplishments, Dr. Jef Boeke has earned induction into three national academies, including the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.

In addition to overseeing activities aimed at providing the nation with independent, objective guidance on scientific and technological matters, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) conducts its diverse Cultural Programs initiative in an effort to highlight the relationship between culture and science. Through permanent and rotating art exhibits, theatrical readings, lectures, and other public events, Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) showcases interdisciplinary projects and helps communicate the history of science to NAS visitors.

Currently, CPNAS is showing several exhibitions, including Sentient Chamber, an interactive architectural installation that reacts to the presence of visitors through effects of light and sound. Created with the help of architects, engineers, scientists, and artists, the interdisciplinary exhibit opened on November 2, 2015, and will be on display at the NAS building in Washington, DC, until May 31, 2016.

As with other CPNAS exhibitions and events, Sentient Chamber is open to the public free of charge. For more information about it and/or CPNAS, visit www.cpnas.org.

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