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Monday, 01/22/18
  • Tests of Cosmological GravityModern theories of dark energy can be epitomized by two words: modified gravity. In this talk I will discuss a popular and well-motivated model for dark energy, galileon gravity, and how it can be constrained using two novel astrophysical probes. The first, is the absence of offset black holes in ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Law, Order, and AlgorithmsData and algorithms are increasingly used in the criminal justice system, from tracking individuals with aerial cameras to deciding which defendants to release on bail. These developments offer the promise of greater efficiency and equity, but also pose serious challenges for traditional notions of privacy and fairness. I'll describe some ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Meso and Microstructural Properties in Lithium-Ion Batteries
    Rechargeable batteries are porous electrochemical structures composed of secondary particles, which are aggregates of single crystal primary particles, pores, cracks, and processing-induced phases and features. The underlying meso and microstructural topology, including its size, size distribution, morphology and crystallographic orientation of each of the underlying phases impacts the delivered power and energy density. While ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • One Water Approach to Urban Water ManagementTo kick off 2018, at the next Landscape Advisory Committee meeting, Rosey Jencks (Vice President of One Water-Norcal, Brown and Caldwell) will present the One Water concept, an integrated planning and implementation approach to manage finite urban water resources.This collaborative approach, involving a wide variety of stakeholders, breaks down barriers separating ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  Free
  • Einstein, Gravitational Waves and a New ScienceAlbert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves 100 years ago, but the effects are so tiny that even Einstein thought they could never be detected. After 40 years of controversy, theorists finally developed a consensus that they really do exist. Then the problem became whether experimental physicists could develop ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • People and Robots SeminarContinuum manipulators are a class of long, slender soft robots that can be employed for minimally invasive surgical procedures such are cardiac cath eterization, colonoscopy, and bronchoscopy.  The soft nature of these devices introduces uncertainty in modeling both due to the deformable nature of the manip ulator and the environment. ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Decoupling Economic Growth and Carbon Emissions
    John Deutch is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Deutch has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1970, and has served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Dean of Science, and Provost. Mr. Deutch has published over 160 technical publications in physical chemistry, ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • AI in the Clouds: Data, ML and AI in the new world of software in the CloudIn the recent years we have seen how Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI, in general, have been influencing and rewriting the rules in everything from commerce to healthcare to finance. Additionally, deploying to the cloud and has opened new opportunities for collecting and using data. We have quickly moved ...
    Where:  Santa Clara Cost:  Free
  • An Evening with MacArthur Fellows: Breaking Down Barriers to STEM EducationScience, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs are projected to grow 17 percent between 2014 and 2024 compared to just 12 percent for non-STEM related fields. Many of those jobs will reside right here in Silicon Valley. That’s the good news. The bad news is that despite progress, minorities, women ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Science Vs Cinema: 'GALAXY QUEST'Science Vs Cinema is a new monthly series exploring the awesome science behind your favorite movies. We'll explore what's right, what's wrong, and why the scientist always seems to be the first one to die in so many films. Get ready for a way-too-deep dive into the science - from ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  
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