Science Meets Music | Building Brains

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, 6:00 PM
MPFI - One Max Planck Way, Jupiter, FL 33458
David Fitzpatrick, PhD
(561) 972-9027

Event Information

Ingenuity and dedication: essential elements for both Science and Art. The musician and the scientist require them alike to break through towards new frontiers, where discipline, perfection and attention to the minutest details are just as important as curiosity, courage and inspiration.

Visionary scientists are at the origin of most ground-breaking discoveries. Creative and inspired musicians have led to many magnificent compositions and world-class musical performances throughout history.

Due to the success of last year’s inaugural program, the Max Planck Society, one of the most prestigious and successful research institutions, and the Kronberg Academy, recognized as the preeminent string academy for the world’s best young soloists, will once again reach out to the public, offering a new way to experience the encounter of science and music.

This event series will establish a new cultural highlight for all of those interested in science and music here in Florida. Joining brainpower and passion in this new edition of its well established public lectures series, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience is inviting the public to exciting science talks on new discoveries in brain research together with outstanding musical performances by some of the most talented young musicians presented by the American Friends of Kronberg Academy.


Building Brains | David Fitzpatrick, PhD, Scientific Director and CEO, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Unraveling the mysteries of the brain is essential for understanding behavior and for developing effective treatments for a host of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, autism, schizophrenia and depression. How is this remarkable biological structure assembled during development? How do the forces of nature and nurture contribute to this process?

Dr. David Fitzpatrick, MPFI Scientific Director and CEO, will be your guide for a remarkable journey through the latest research advancing our knowledge of the amazing human brain.



Bach, Schubert, Sarasate | Niklas Liepe, violin & Tao Lin, piano, American Friends of Kronberg Academy

Niklas Liepe, born in Göttingen, Germany, started playing violin at the age of four. He has since won a prestigious German national youth competition three times and the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland twice. He is now a Young Soloist at The Kronberg Academy, the preeminent string academy for the world’s best young soloists.

Chinese-American concert pianist, Tao Lin, is a Steinway Artist and a winner of numerous piano competitions. He performs both as a soloist, as well as with major orchestras and chamber ensembles and is actively engaged in teaching promising young artists. His warm tone and musical sensitivity define his versatility when accompanying outstanding young musicians.


Time: Doors Open at 5:30 pm, Lecture Begins Promptly at 6:00 pm

Place: Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, One Max Planck Way, Jupiter, FL 33458

Free Admission | Limited Seating