Welcome to Nerd Nite Los Angeles!

We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. It’s like the Discovery Channel… with beer.

The next Nerd Nite:

Tuesday, September 16
Doors open at 7 p.m. – Presentations start at 7:45 p.m.

The Mint
6010 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

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THIS MONTH’S PRESENTATIONS:

PRESENTATION #1: How to Write ‘Genius’ Dialogue for Television
by Walter O’Brien and Executive Producers of CBS’s new Fall show “Scorpion.”

This talk will discuss how the producers of “Scorpion” create dialogue for their genius characters, when in fact, none of the show’s writers are identified geniuses themselves. They will explain how they find voices for this team of misfit geniuses who don’t exactly speak like the rest of us do.

Bios:
Walter O’Brien (Executive Producer, hacker name SCORPION) was identified as a child prodigy with an IQ of 197. His company, ScorpionComputerServices.com, has mitigated risk for seven years on $1.9 trillion of investments and has saved countless lives using Artificial Intelligence to protect United States soldiers in Afghanistan.

Nick Santora (Executive Producer) has written for numerous television programs including “The Sopranos,” “The Guardian,” “Law & Order,” “Prison Break” and “Breakout Kings,” for which he also served as co-creator and showrunner. A best-selling author, Santora’s novels include “Slip & Fall” and “Fifteen Digits.”

Nicholas Wootton (Executive Producer) he has written on and produced some of television’s most engaging series such as “NYPD Blue,” “Law & Order,” “Prison Break,” “Chuck,” “Golden Boy,” “The Tomorrow People,” “Brooklyn South,” “City of Angels” and “Blind Justice.”

PRESENTATION #2: Grand Theft Autophagosome: How coxsackievirus exits the infected host
by Jon Sin*

Coxsackievirus is a common human pathogen that can cause an array
of inflammatory diseases such as meningitis, pancreatitis, and myocarditis. This talk will describe a new mechanism by which the virus escapes the infected host cell by strategically hijacking cellular components.

Bio: I am a postdoctoral scientist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. My work revolves around looking at the heart in the context of various infectious diseases.

PRESENTATION #3: The Search for Gravitational Waves
by Larry Price

One of the most dramatic predictions of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity is the existence of gravitational waves–ripples in the fabric of space and time. These waves are thought to be created by some of the most energetic processes in the universe, such as colliding black holes. In this presentation I’ll give an overview of what gravitational waves are, where they come from, and the effort to detect them.

Bio: Larry is a Senior Postdoctoral Scholar in Physics at Caltech. He spends his time looking for gravitational waves and figuring out what finding them can tell us about the universe.

*Speaker brought to you in collaboration with the Society of Postdoctoral Scholars at UCLA – http://www.postdoc.ucla.edu/