Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 p.m.
SRI Menlo Park, Middlefield Road at Ringwood, Menlo Park
A Co-Production of the Bay Area Science Festival and Café Scientifique Silicon Valley @SRI
Widely regarded as the toughest man in the NHL, Derek Boogaard was a gentle man off the ice but a merciless fighter on it. We'll explore Boogaard's unlikely journey from lumbering kid playing pond-hockey; to his junior hockey days, when one brutal outburst of violence brought Boogaard to the attention of professional scouts; to his days and nights as a star enforcer with the Minnesota Wild and the storied New York Rangers.
Boogaard's story raises deep and disturbing questions about the systemic brutality of contact sports—and the damage that reaches far beyond the game and does so more quickly and at younger ages than has ever been suspected. We'll discuss the current science and technology being used to diagnose and detect these injuries and what that may mean to the future of these sports.
Speakers: John Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning sports reporter for The New York Times Dr. Joel Kramer, Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology and Director of the Memory and Aging Center Neuropsychology Program, UC San Francisco Dr. David Camarillo, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University Moderator, Katie Baker, Grantland
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Location: Street: SRI Additional: Middlefield Road at Ringwood City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)