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“Oats and beans and barley grow…”
September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Some insights into the way plants sense the world around them, make choices, shape their environment and communicate with each other with the help of other species from other natural kingdoms, all without a brain. I might even propose some answers to intriguing questions like “where does the mass of a tree come from?”, “which plants have been the most successful at manipulating humans?” and “what is life anyway?”
The title is from an English nursery rhyme, which continues “… but not you nor I nor does anyone know how oats and beans and barley grow”.
James wanted to be a poet or a watchmaker when he was younger, and then learnt that he could do both by writing elegant lines of computer code that work together in intricate ways. He is currently developing a web site where learners of English and Russian can play language games with each other and with their teachers, all from a safe social distance. The slides for this talk are hosted on his site, and as the result, he can control the slide show from his mobile phone. His interest in biology stems from the realization that the chemical clockwork that plants run on is so much more intricate and elegant than words can begin to describe.
N.B. Due to new sanitary regulations, the library capacity has been decreased to 35 guests and we have to set up a registration system. If you’d like to attend the event, please complete the registration form.
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