Next June, Patrick Cramer will become the new president of the Max Planck Society, the world’s top biomedical nonprofit research organization. But before that, he’ll be making a stop right here in Jupiter, Florida. Cramer, along with other esteemed Max Planck Society Researchers, will be a part of Science Meets Music, a free community series offered to the public by the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI).
Cramer will speak on January 18, accompanied by a string trio from the Palm Beach Symphony. On March 15, MPFI’s own Hidehiko Inagaki will talk about his research into movement and decision-making, along with musical guests Jordan Anderson on cello and Ryohei Yasuda on piano. The musicians are also neuroscience researchers; Anderson is a student in MPFI’s postbaccalaureate program, and Yasuda is one of MPFI’s scientific directors. Finally, on April 5, Daniela Sammler of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics will discuss her research on music and learning, along with pianist Patricia Izbicki, also a neuroscientist by training.
Science Meets Music takes place at the Benjamin Upper School, 4875 Grandiflora Circle, Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33418. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required and can be made at https://www.mpfi.org/smm-registration/. Doors open at 6 p.m. The program begins at 6:15.