Science in Harry Potter

Themes:
Questions of the Wizarding WorldWizarding World Knowledge & Skills
What:
Panel
When:
11:30 AM, Friday 11 Oct 2019 EDT (1 hour)
Where:
Seaport World Trade Center - Cityview Ballroom
What happens if a dementor eats chocolate? Are there “wizard genes”? Could we develop a pensieve-like technology in the muggle world? How do we as readers understand magic, such that Hogwarts students learn to transfigure buttons before hedgehogs? Can dragons get respiratory infections? As Unspeakables and Magizoologists (Muggle Disguise: Scientists), we have investigated how the Wizarding World works both formally and informally and we're excited to share our thoughts and findings to answer your questions!
Participant
Professor
Participant
Biologist
Participant
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Senior Research Technician
Participant
Southern Illinois University, Forestry Department
Associate Professor of Forest Recreation & Park/Wildland Management
Participant
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Associate Veterinarian and Ph.D. Candidate