Milford Library is hosting “Science in the News,” a lecture series starting on February 8.

The series will be presented by the Yale Science Diplomats, a group of graduate students dedicated to bringing science to everyone.

Science in the News is a free public lecture series, given by Yale graduate students, that aims to deconstruct complex scientific topics and explain them in a way that is easy to understand.  Their goal is to make science fun and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, and to provide people with a better understanding of the science underpinning many of the complex issues in the news every day.

On February 8, the first lecture is “Distortion of Perception: From Brain to Mind to Behavior.  How does our brain control our perception of the world? How does this perception dictate behavior? Can our brains be tricked into believing things that may not be true? The Yale Science Diplomats will answer these questions and more.

March 14’s lecture is “The Quantum Factory: Creating Solar Storms, Particles, and Uncertainty.

April 11’s lecture is “Hacking the Genetic Code: Editing Our Destiny.

May 9’s lecture is “Trust Your Gut: How Helpful Bacteria Impact Health

The four-part series will be held once a month on the second Monday of each month. Each lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served