For the March FIG Meeting, FIG is partnering with the Skeptical Society of Cincinnati and their Skeptic Cafe to host Dr. Mark Fischer, a professor at College of Mount St. Joseph.
In this talk, Dr. Fischer will shed light on some legendary freethinkers and scientists who are personal heroes. Take a glimpse at the psyche of a professor who isn't bashful about his atheism, and learn about the great minds who have inspired an office door mosaic and a year of unusual alter egos.
Dr. Fischer attended Kalamazoo College, a small, liberal arts school, where he studied Physics and Math. As part of Kalamazoo's built-in foreign study program, he got to live and study for 7 months in Germany. He attended the University of Michigan for graduate school where he used Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy to study protein structure, function and dynamics. After a post-doc at the University of Georgia, he landed a job at the College of Mount St. Joseph where he teaches physics, astronomy, and a little forensic science. Mark's main research collaboration is with Nicholas Money, who spoke at a very popular Science Cafe on the biophysics of fungal spore dispersal.
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