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Thursday, 03/08/18
  • Earth’s Nearest Neighbors: Asteroids and CometsSpeaker: Amy Mainzer, JPL
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium - CANCELED
    Speaker: Charlie Gay, Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • Surveillance and Policing in the Era of Big DataCatherine Crump, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, and Andrew Ferguson, from the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, will discuss issues related to surveillance and policing in the era of “big data.” In his talk, “The Rise of Big ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Nursery Series: Planning for a Year in the NurseriesThis class will introduce participants to planning for collection and growing of native plants. Covered subjects will include: communicating with restoration managers about their plant requests; calculating amounts of seed to collect; scheduling of collection, pre-germination treatments, propagation, facility maintenance; after care issues, monitoring, managers responsibilities for safety, resources available ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Donations encouraged
  • The Nature of Star Formation Scaling Relations in the Milky Way and Galaxies Near and FarStar formation drives galaxy evolution.  Yet, our relatively poor understanding of the process of star formation in the extragalactic realm has been a major impediment toward obtaining a complete understanding of galaxy formation and evolution.  Intriguing clues have been provided by empirical scaling relations between the star formation rates and ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Hard Earth Talk: Going Green
    A leading climate fighter dissects what works -- and what doesn’t -- in the push to protect the planet.What works, really, in the fight against climate change? What does it take on personal, national, and global levels to win? The founder of multiple philanthropies and consultancies working to curb carbon ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, 'The Lancet'Join Stanford Medicine's Office of the Dean and Rambam Health Care Campus in welcoming Richard Horton.Richard Horton is Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, having previously served as North American Editor. He was the first President of the World Association of Medical Editors and he is a Past-President of the U.S. Council of ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • After Dark: RiceRice is eaten by more people around the world than any other food. You'll find it in grain bowls and noodles, cakes and soups, puddings and chips and beverages; it can be steamed or boiled or fried or pulverized to be creamy or crispy or fluffy or jiggly. Find out ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $17.95 advance, $19.95 at the door
  • Curious Creatures NightLife
    Show your love for the tentacled, the slimy, and the lumpy at this NightLife dedicated to all the curious creatures sometimes overlooked for the fuzzy and cuddly.-----> Visit the West Garden to meet animal guests from Classroom Safari’s menagerie - including snakes, spiders, and a rather cuddly - but still very ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members
  • Running Sparse and Low-Precision Neural Networks: An Interactive Play between Software and HardwareFollowing technology advances in high performance computation systems and fast growth of data acquisition, machine learning, especially deep learning, made remarkable success in many research areas and applications. Such a success, to a great extent, is enabled by developing large-scale deep neural networks (DNN) that learn from a huge volume ...
    Where:  Santa Clara Cost:  $10 Pre-registration, $15 at door General
  • Multiple Sclerosis - The State of the ArtMultiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system. This talk will focus on the current and emerging diagnostic and treatment protocols for Multiple Sclerosis.Speaker: Lucas Kipp, MD
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • A Quirky Colloquium Quashing Quantum Quackery
    It’s fashionable for the names of products and services to include the word "quantum", but does that have any validity in the realm of quantum physics? Is it just a nonsense buzzword? From "quantum computing" to "quantum biology" to "quantum jumping", this colloquium will put you in a super-position to ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • At Last: A Case for Cautious OptimismThe number of people on this planet quadrupled in the 20th century. Currently at 7.6 billion people, world population continues to grow by millions every year. If it continues at the rapid rate it’s going, the impacts upon our planet and way of life may be enormous. But what ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with After Dark Admission
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