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Wednesday, 02/07/18
  • First Free Wednesday at Bay Area Discovery MuseumFirst Wednesdays are free for all at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.  Group visits of 10 or more people are not available on Free Wednesdays.
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Free First Wednesday at UC Botanical GardenEvery first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Data Driven Modeling and Optimization of Oil and Gas AssetsThere is a significant opportunity to enhance traditional reservoir management with new quantitative tools and technologies that allow integration of all kinds to data to create accurate predictive models while significantly reducing the cycle time from data to decisions. This talk describes Data Physics, a unique modeling approach which is ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • The Horrors of Fake News Today - Can it be Stopped?Fake news played a role in the 2016 elections and have only become a larger issue since then. From compromised accounts spreading propaganda to websites that imitate legitimate new organizations, fake news can be seen everywhere. Together we’ll see how misinformation spreads, where it exists, and talk through potential paths ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Managing for resilience in California's inland fishesSince joining the faculty in UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management in 2008, I have been working to develop a research program centered on the ecology and conservation of California’s inland and anadromous fishes. California’s waterways are generally altered, degraded, and invaded, and native fishes are in ...
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • Quantum Measurements at LIGOThe precision of gravitational wave measurements by the Advanced LIGO interferometers is limited by the quantization of light. The current generation of detectors will use squeezed light to reduce this quantum noise. I will discuss a new method for generating squeezed states of light that uses optomechancal interaction between light ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Integrating Regional Energy Policy with California’s Go-it-Alone Climate Policy
    California recently extended its cap-and-trade program to 2030, including very ambitious economy wide targets. At the same time, the success of renewable support policies in the state is increasing the urgency of moving from a single-state wholesale electricity market to a western regional structure. These two processes interact in important ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Lecture 1: Mathematics and Computation (through the lens of one problem and one algorithm). The problem, the algorithm and the connections.In this lecture, we introduce and motivate the main characters in this plot: - Singularity of symbolic matrices: a basic problem in both computational complexity. - Alternating Minimization: a basic heuristic in non-convex optimization. I will explain how variants of this algorithm are applied to variants of ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Water, Water (Not) EverywhereDrought in California is inevitable. How ready is the Bay Area for when it happens? And how will we make sure that we have enough water for our region’s projected growth? Join us to learn more about where we look for water supplies, how our cities plan for resilience, the ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $10 General, Free for Members
  • Building Intuition into Adversarial Examples in Deep LearningIn recent years, deep neural networks have found wide ranging applications in the general field of AI. However, it has been shown that deep learning suffers from Adversarial Examples which have puzzled AI scientists. For acceptance of deep learning based AI solutions, it is important to understand this intriguing phenomenon ...
    Where:  Santa Clara Cost:  $5 General, Free for IEEE members
  • Understanding Bone Marrow Transplantation - from the Clinical and Personal PerspectivesA bone marrow transplant is a multi-step procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells, and it is used to treat certain blood cancers like lymphoma and leukemia, as well as aplastic anemia and other immune and genetic diseases. This talk will discuss current treatment ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • It’s a Small World: Viewing Life with Electrons
    A revolution is occurring in biology due to new technologies in the world of electron microscopy.  In addition to the monumental advances in the Cryo-EM, which garnered the Nobel Prize last year, a new wave of 3-dimensional imaging is taking over the rest of the electron microscopy field.  With these advanced ...
    Where:  Albany Cost:  Free
  • Weathering the Storm: Mayors of Houston, Miami and ColumbiaHow are cities coping with political and climatic upheaval? Battles over immigration, sanctuary status, federal funding and other hot-button issues are creating tension between local and federal government at a time when the impacts of climate change are hitting home.Miami and Houston are recovering from epic storms that were amplified ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $12 Members, $7 Students
  • Building a Deep Map -- Beyond Buildings and ViewsCelebrating the release of a new map of San Francisco, "Nature in the City" reflects a rich and fairly recent understanding of what comprises a place. An update of an original 2006 map, the rework includes a total of five maps, highlighting species that live alongside Homo sapiens, geology, gardening, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
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