Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s Science Meets Music Third Event


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Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI)
Science Meets Music – 2017 events

WHAT: Science Meets Music is an innovative four-part series featuring a scientific lecture accompanied by a classical music performance. The very popular series has expanded from three events to four events this season based on high demand and the first two events in the series have seen record attendance.

WHAT | WHEN (info on the remaining two events):

• Friday, March 24, 2017; reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; Science and Music Presentation begins at 6:15 p.m.
Iain D. Couzin, Ph.D., Director of Max Planck Institute for Ornithology From Democratic Consensus to Cannibalistic Hordes: The Principals of Collective Behavior
Dr. Couzin is a National Geographic Explorer and has won multiple awards for his research including the Searle Scholar Award, Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” Award and the Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society of London. Dr. Couzin’s lecture will provide a visual guide to ‘collective animal behavior’, using the latest imaging technologies to reveal how and why animals exhibit collective motion, the huge impact swarms have on human life, and the remarkable collective sensing and decision-making capabilities that have arisen in animal groups.

Music by Sofiya Uryvayeva, D.M.A, Pianist. Described as a phenomenal pianist, Dr. Uryvayeva has performed with great success throughout the world. Born in Siberia into a musical family, she graduated from the Odessa Stolyarsky Music School for highly talented children. While in Germany, she earned both Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in music performance. Critics have described her concerts as “a festival of all the senses,” “a magic ride on the witch’s broom,” and “brilliant technique with soul.”

• Wednesday, April 19, 2017; reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; Science and Music Presentation begins at 6:15 p.m.
Samuel M. Young, Jr., PhD, Research Group Leader of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

WHERE: All performances to be held at Benjamin Hall, The Benjamin Upper School; 4875 Grandiflora Road; Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

HOW MUCH: Free admission; seating is limited, so RSVP is required

MORE INFO: RSVP at or call 561-972-9027 for more information

About the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), a not-for-profit research organization, is part of the world-renowned Max Planck Society, Germany’s most successful research organization with over 80 institutes worldwide. Since its establishment in 1948, 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists. It has produced over 15,000 publications, more than 3,000 inventions and over 90 spin-off companies, putting it on par with the best and most prestigious research institutions in the world. As its first U.S. institution, MPFI brings together exceptional neuroscientists from around the world to answer fundamental questions about brain development and function and to develop new technologies that make groundbreaking scientific discoveries possible. Their research is shared publicly with scholars, universities and other organizations around the globe, providing the necessary foundation of knowledge to develop treatments and cures for brain disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, visit