WBEZ & Mindworks Present: Science Friday Live
WBEZ & Mindworks Present: Science Friday Live Tickets

WBEZ & Mindworks Present: Science Friday Live Tickets

Studebaker Theater, Chicago
Oct 29, 2023 - Oct 29, 2023

About WBEZ & Mindworks Present: Science Friday Live

Join Ira Flatow and the rest of the SciFri crew as they hit the road to uncover and report on the amazing science news and stories happening in Chicago, IL! This is your chance to look behind the curtain of your favorite national radio show and participate in a special live performance with the experts and conversations you love. This 90-minute program typically features interactive moments, props, video screenings, and science demonstrations. And as a bonus, the event will be recorded for the Science Friday radio show, so you can be a part of a future broadcast! (We’ll give attendees a head’s up when they can tune in to re-listen to their favorite moments.) This time, we’ll be talking about exciting research in behavioral science with a focus on social connection and well-being. We hear a lot about how to stay physically healthy as we age: take vitamins, go for walks, and cook at home. But what do researchers know about social and psychological health in our golden years? Linda Waite, sociologist and professor at the University of Chicago, will tell us all about her work to understand how improving our social lives may improve our overall health—and audience members get the chance to see what it’s like to be part of her study by answering some of the questions research participants answer!