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    Tahirah Whittington: Bach's Cello Suite No.1 in Three Styles

    Tahirah Whittington is a founding member of the Ritz Chamber Players and is currently the cellist for "Hamilton: An American Musical" in Chicago. Here, she performs Bach's Cello Suite No.1 in G Major (Prelude) in three different styles during Chicago Ideas Week.

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    Breakthroughs: Advancing the Way We Live

    What do breakthroughs in humanity look like, from the genetic level to how we operate in society?

    Sam Sternberg
    Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University
    Moran Cerf
    Professor, Neuroscience & Business, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
    Shaifali Puri
    CEO, Uplift
    Ramille Shah
    Assistant Professor, Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology, Northwestern University
    Tali Sharot
    Associate Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience; Founder & Director, Affective Brain Lab, University College London

    As science continually advances, yesterday’s limitations become today’s starting points. In this Talk, we’ll explore how breakthroughs in one field can be transferable to another, like how gene splicing makes it so fresh vegetables last weeks instead of days and how that same advancement is revolutionizing the medical world. Here, we’ll learn how these assorted advancements are changing the way we live, even if we don’t know it yet.

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