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taste of science sf: Cosmology, Superbugs and Building Satellites

pi with a taste of scienceJoin us and celebrate Pi-day with a taste of science!

Stories of Discovery: The Universe on Large Scales

Over the past century, astronomers have made many exciting observational discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of the history and size of the Universe.

I will share stories of the humans and the science behind two such discoveries, and one story-in-progress happening at UC Berkeley that aims to connect the dots between what we know about beginnings of the Universe and its existence today.

Speaker: Carina Cheng, UC Berkeley

Tackling Superbugs with Phages

You've probably heard of superbugs,  antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause death from simple infections. While regular antibiotics cannot kill superbugs, there is a class of naturally occurring drugs that can: phages!

Before antibiotics were discovered, phages were used around the world. They can be utilized against problem bacteria in food, water, livestock and people. We will discuss what exactly phages are and why the world is now giving them a second look.

Speaker: Tobi Nagel, Phages for Global Health

A Day in the Life of a Rocket Scientist

Ever wondered what it's like to build stuff that goes to space? GOOD NEWS! You can now find out! Aerospace engineer Steph Evans talks about what it's like to work for one of the largest commercial producer of satellites in the world, and how cool it is to send stuff to space.

Steph will discuss what her job entails, what it’s like to survive launch base, and what the future of the satellite industry looks like.

Speaker: Steph Evans, Loral

Wednesday, 03/14/18

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$7 advance, $10 at door

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