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Celebrating the Life

October 27, 2011 - 2:13pm
Event: Dr. Jim Bryant and Dr. Sam Gosling reflect on the science in two recent popular television productions about Sherlock Holmes.  The event is free and open to the public.
 
When: Thursday, November 10, 6 p.m.                                              
 
Where: The University of Texas at Austin, Student Activity Center, Auditorium, Room 1.402 (map).Sherlock Holmes
 
Background: The concluding Science Study Break of the fall semester features a tag team takedown of the methods and madness in two contemporary television productions following the exploits of master sleuth Sherlock Holmes.
 
Dr. Jim Bryant (Department of Biology) and Dr. Sam Gosling (Department of Psychology) investigate and illustrate the immortalized detective’s use of statistics, observations of personality and deductive prowess in the BBC’s Sherlock and Granada Television’s Sherlock Holmes series.
 
Pop culture and the academy collide as Science Study Break features relevant faculty and experts from the University of Texas at Austin discussing the reality and fantasy portrayed as fact in science-themed television and movies. Science Study Break is hosted by the University of Texas Libraries and supported by the University Federal Credit Union.
 
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This looks marvelous!! I'm

This looks marvelous!! I'm teaching at that time or I'd be there with my Irene Adler smile. Any chance of a video coming out?

Video of Science Study Breaks

Video of Science Study Breaks eventually make their way to the University's YouTube channel, though it may take a few weeks or so for the editing and captioning process to take place. Thanks for your interest in the event; the presenters are top notch, so it should be a fun and informative evening. 


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