Nerd Nite No. 52: Pickling! Clinical Trials! Sabermetrics!
Greetings Nerds! Are you ready for back-to-school time? Yea neither are we. But, this just means we must muster through with some good beers, friendly nerds, and some old-fashioned learning.
What’s up for Nerd Nite No. 52? Well…
Amanda Feifer from Phickle talking the science and art of pickling
Dr. Ralph Riviello, “The Status of Status: Emergency Seizure Research”
When you are having a seizure how can you give consent to join a research study? Which medicine works best to stop seizures when the first line medicines have failed? Find out about the FDA rules for emergency research and a new seizure study starting this fall in many Philadelphia hospitals.
Josh Godick, “Sabermetrics: The statistical analysis of baseball”
If you’re a casual fan of baseball (or even if you aren’t!), you likely know that there are a lot of numbers in the game. From batting average to ERA, the language of baseball is all about the numbers. Sabermetrics attempts to make that language more precise by applying statistical analysis and the scientific method. Professional teams (even the Phillies) are hiring economists, mathematicians, statisticians, and programmers to evaluate players on the field. Come learn about some of the “rock stars” in sabermetrics, what OPS and defense-independent-pitching mean, and how teams are using this information to get better.
Plus Music by Nardo Lilly!
When: Wednesday, September 2
What time: Doors open at 4pm. Show starts at 7:30pm
How much: $5 cover gets you admission plus happy hour specials all night
Where: Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125
Be there and be square!
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