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Wednesday, 01/24/18
  • Real-time underwater imaging and microscopy
    Over the past 18 years I have worked in the Jaffe Laboratory for Underwater Imaging on building acoustic and optical in situ sensing systems. A central theme of this work is building instruments that provide detailed information about individual organisms while leveraging advances in industrial technology. In this seminar, I’ll ...
    Where:  Moss Landing Cost:  Free
  • Energy Driven Pattern Formation in Thin Fluid Layers: The Good, the Bad and the BeautifulSpeaker: by Andrew J. Bernoff, Harvey Mudd College
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • Demand-side, User-centered, Sustainable Decarbonization in Resource Constrained Environments
    Future growth in urbanization will mainly occur in cities of the rising south. UN Habitat reports that in the past decade, the urban population in emerging economies grew on average 1.2 million people per week. By 2050, it is expected that seven out of ten people will be living in ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Cosmic Gold: Neutron Star Mergers, Gravitational Waves, and the Origin of the Heavy ElementsScientists have recently developed a new way to `see' the universe, using the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein nearly a century ago. These waves can teach us about some of the most exotic objects known, including star “corpses” known as black holes and neutron stars.   Remarkably, they have also helped ...
    Where:  Los Altos Hills Cost:  Free ($3 parking)
  • Skeptics in the Pub: Millbrae
    If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the flim-flam man, join us, your friends. We are a group who informally discuss the latest in science or pseudoscience over good eats & ale. Sponsored by Bay Area Skeptics.WHY: Because we’re curious creatures.
    Where:  Millbrae Cost:  Free
  • ExoplanetsMarin Science SeminarSpeaker: Warren Wiscombe, NASA Goddard
    Where:  San Rafael Cost:  Free
  • Kepler's Literary Foundation Presents Michael ShermerMichael Shermer is the Founding Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine. He is the author of Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time, How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science, and Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It? (with ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  $15, $25, $50
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