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Announcements / 03.31.21

[VIDEO] Women in Poetry and Science panel | “Measure of the Moment: How We Observe. How We Explore. Poetry and Science.”

Watch a recording of Catalyst Conversations’ “Measure of the Moment” panel about how poetry and science interact with each other.

Measure of the Moment: How We Observe. How We Explore. Poetry and Science.

A virtual panel discussion celebrating Women’s History Month, co-presented with Catalyst Conversations

Watch a recording:

Inspired by Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem, in celebration of Women’s History Month (March), and in anticipation of National Poetry Month (April), Catalyst Conversations and Broad Institute’s Art/Science Connection are pleased to present this virtual discussion, bringing together poetry and science in conversation. The poets and Broad researchers explore how their respective work demonstrates their desire to make something that does not exist yet, something we want to see in the universe, a measure of a moment.

This event is presented concurrently with the exhibit, Poets for Science: Exploring the Connection between Science and Poetry. Broadies currently working onsite are invited to view the exhibit in the 415 Main and 75 Ames 2nd Floor Connector.

About the panelists

Renowned poets Lillian-Yvonne Bertram and Crystal Williams joined Broad Institute researchers Diane Généreux and Bronwyn MacInnis. Moderated by Deborah Davidson.

About the exhibit

Poets for Science: Exploring the Connection between Science and Poetry
March 20-May 8, 2021
415 Main, 2nd-floor connector

Poetry and science are both instruments of discovery and curiosity.

Broadies working onsite are invited to read the poems about science in this exhibit. Each poem was chosen with them in mind and shows the deep connection between science and poetry. Hopefully, these words inspire Broad’s researchers at the bench and beyond!

Poets for Science started on Earth Day, April 22, 2017, when demonstrators around the world participated in a March for Science in a call to support and safeguard the scientific community, fact-based decision making, basic research, and freedom of speech for scientists.

Learn more about Poets for Science at poetsforscience.org