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The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome to Birmingham this month our Distinguished Visiting Fellow Professor Martin Grossmann. Professor Grossmann is the director of the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo (IEA USP) and Professor in the School of Communication and Arts at USP. During this and his next visit in June Martin will be working on this current research project ‘The Stranger's Guide to the Paradoxical Museum’. Details of his seminar on 10 December can be found below and further information on the visit can be found here.

If you would like to propose a workshop we welcome applications at any point during the year. Please contact Sue Gilligan for guidelines. Please visit our website for details of our programmes, Internal Fellowships and Distinguished Visiting Fellowships . Sue would be happy to discuss proposals, advise on drafts and deadlines.

Forthcoming Events
Dr Saidel
Big Data Lunchtime Seminar: ‘R or Python? What’s your favourite data analysis tool?’
9 December 2015, 1.00–2.00pm
Learning Centre UG05

Dr Grace Garner will demonstrate how R code and R’s library of user contributed packages can be used to provide solutions to hydrological problems and Doctoral Researcher Christoph Stich will outline the main reason for using and not using Python for data-analysis for understanding and modelling human behaviour. If you would like to register for this seminar and join the Institute of Advanced Studies Big Data Network please email Sarah Jeffery.
Dr Saidel
The Stranger’s Guide to the Paradoxical Museum
10 December 2015, 1.10–1.50pm; networking lunch from 12.15pm
JB Priestly Room, Staff House

In this seminar Professor Grossmann, (University of São Paulo) will discuss his current research and share a storyboard of a critical guide to museum goers facing the contemporary cultural phenomenon of ‘The Paradoxical Museum’ .

If you would like to register to attend this seminar please email Sarah Jeffery.
Dr Saidel
Myth-busting the Barriers to Public Engagement
11 December 2015, 9.00am–3.00pm
The Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham

Researchers from across the University will join The Public Engagement with Research Committee (PERC) to share best practice, helping to myth-bust some of the key barriers which typically inhibit researchers from undertaking public engagement. Full details and how to register can be found here.
Dr Saidel
Sedentary behaviour and physical activity in people with multiple sclerosis
11 December 2015

Jointly funded by the BiRmingham-Illinois Alliance for Discovery, EnGagement and Education (BRIDGE), this workshop will explore the consequences of sedentary behaviour with expertise from psychological, physiological and clinical researchers, practitioners, and those affected by MS.

To register to attend this event please email Sarah Jeffery, indicating which day you wish to attend.

Human Brain Health
14 December 2015, 1.00-4.30pm

Combining the considerable and varied expertise in brain science across the University and in the local area this workshop will facilitate discussions for the potential development of a Centre for Human Brain Health at the University of Birmingham.

To register to attend this workshop please email Sarah Jeffery.

We welcome workshop proposals at any point during the year. Please contact Sue Gilligan for guidelines.

You can view further details and who to contact to attend workshops at the IAS Workshops page.

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