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Thursday, 11/09/17
  • QFT: A New HopeI will describe a new approach for defining and solving a QFT in the non-perturbative regime. In this method, the QFT is thought of as an RG-flow from some mother UV CFT. Conjectured properties of this underlying CFT are used to numerically determine dynamical quantities along the flow. It should ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Hard Earth Talk: The Science of Storytelling
    Climate change is the mother of all complex scientific problems. Telling its story requires new methods. Through how-to videos on agroforestry, blog posts about droughts, and photo essays about climate change adaptation crowdsourced from farmers, Amy Cruz, a communication specialist, has found ways to connect real people with this vast ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Improving SleepToday, more than 70 million people domestically and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), over one billion people worldwide are afflicted with sleep disorders. According to a Harvard Medical School study, the economic and medical costs attributed tosleep disorders can cost between $65 to $167 billion annually. Yet sleep ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, $7 Students
  • A Technical Overview of AV1 Video Codec from Open Media AllianceGoogle embarked on the WebM Project in 2010 to develop open source, royalty-­free video codecs designed specifically for media on the Web. The second generation codec released by the WebM project, VP9, ­is currently served by YouTube, and enjoys billions of views per day. Realizing the need for even greater ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • Animal Appetites
    Food: A Four-Course After Dark ProgramHerbivore, carnivore, omnivore: these are just a few of the dietary preferences found in the animal kingdom. From drinking only nectar to devouring a mate, delve into the immense variety of animal dining habits, including our own.A sample menu may include seeing what’s for lunch ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  17.95 advance, 19.95 door, AD members free
  • Brain & Body NightLifeJoin NightLife for an on-going event series that explores the brain and body with mind-expanding talks, cutting edge demos, and yoga sessions around the museum. Treat your mind and body to yoga sessions around the museum by Yoga Tree, Yoga Works and Outdoor Yoga SF.Feed your brain and body this week as ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members
  • Northern California Bats: Demystifying and Discovering these Amazing AnimalsCome learn about the local bats with Director of NorCal Bats Corky Quirk. In her presentation you will learn about bats and discuss the harmful myths that surround these animals. You'll also learn the importance of bats in our environment. Live bats will be presented for viewing and discussion.Editor's Note: ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $15 General, $10 Member, $5 Youth
  • Dark Matter Search: UC Berkeley Lab Tours
    What is dark matter? Why is it so important to understand what it is? And why has finding it been so hard? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Introduction to Integrative RheumatologyIntegrative Rheumatology looks at the whole patient and includes therapies that are appropriate to the individual. These can include diet, nutrition, and botanicals that have been proven to be effective against inflammation in rheumatic disease and autoimmune conditions.Speaker: Neha Shah
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Mind in the Making and Vroom - An Evening with Ellen Galinsky
    Mind in the Making at the Bezos Family Foundation is an unprecedented effort to share the science of children’s learning with the general public families, and professionals who work with children and their families and to translate this research into action. The overall goal of Mind in the Making and ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Taste of Science: 'Humanity Needs Dreamers - Marie Curie'In honor of Curie's 150th birthday, experience a preview screening of the new immersive science film Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie.Written and performed by former engineer & living history scholar Susan Marie Frontczak, Humanity Needs Dreamers presents a first-hand look at Curie's early life in Poland through ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Myths of Mass Extinctions
    Everyone talks about mass extinctions. But what are they, really? Can anyone even define them? Let’s see...Dr. Kevin Padian is a professor of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley and a curator in the Museum of Paleontology. An expert on dinosaurs and the origin of flight, he has authored or edited ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
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