Watch this bloodcurdling, spine-chilling collection of Nobel Laureate lectures from Lindau sharing indispendable life hacks for all the monsters, ghosts, witches and zombies out there. Creatures, which have been hiding throughout the year are currently preparing for their annual night out. Today, they are given advice by some of the greatest (non-mad) scientists of modern times. Welcome to the Halloween Treatment! Sir John Eccles (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1963) is giving a lecture about the human brain and about the so-called “Split brain” experiments. These shed light on the consciousness, the language center and the motor cortex. Here Zombies can learn more about their missing capabilities: Richard Synge (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1952) talks about the variety of plant toxins; he calls them a “galaxy of organic compounds”. Witches, magicians and poisoners might discover some inspiration for their next recipe: George Whipple (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1934) earned scientific reputation by analyzing components of the human blood. By taking this lecture into consideration, a vampire`s nutrition might be optimized: Hamilton Smith (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1978) gives some advice for designing and building novel biological systems. This might be useful for creating another Frankenstein’s Monster: Roy Glauber (Nobel Prize in Physics 2005) deals with several paradoxic incidents of quantum theory and investigates occurences of ghostly apparitions: In case you are interested in wielding the powers of science yourself and make a lasting impression at a Halloween party the internet offers plenty of advice. Visit Inspiration Labs, Science Sparks or Planet Science for example to get some ideas. Happy Halloween, everyone!
Photo used in slider graphic: Dave McLauchlan (Screenshot from the 1931 movie ‘Frankenstein’).
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Dr. Martina Ahr holds a PhD in cultural studies and has a background in TV journalism.Website