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Monday, 02/12/18
  • Surprises in the small scale Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)Information about the late-time Universe is imprinted on the small scale CMB as photons travel to us from the surface of last scattering. Several processes are at play and small scale fluctuations are very rich and non-Gaussian in nature.  I will review some of the most important effects and I ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • National Engineers Week: AviationLaunch a journey in innovation and prepare for National Engineers Week!This year’s exploration into the Engineering Design Process will explore the challenge of spaceflight as participants learn the science of rocketry and built a water-powered rocket able to meet a challenging altitude goal!Programs are designed for Grades 4-8 and participants will ...
    Where:  San Carlos Cost:  Free
  • COSMOS EPISODE 1 - 1980The 1980 COSMOS series has inspired many for generations. We will be looking at the first episode in the original series, and comparing the contents with developments in astronomy since its broadcast.
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Fast Computation of Reachable Tubes for Provably Safe Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic ManagementThere is a pressing demand to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly termed as drones, in the national airspace to enable a plethora of services such as package delivery, infrastructure monitoring, news and sports coverage, and precision agriculture. Recent research and development efforts in industry, Government and academia have focused on designing a ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • THE QUANTUM AND THE COSMOS: THE QUEST FOR THE ORIGIN OF ORDINARY AND DARK MATTER - RESCHEDULEDStefano Profumo will explain why modern cosmology is a scientific theory, and introduce the two key ingredients that this scientific theory is based upon: dark matter and dark energy. Stefano will argue that it is far more interesting to think about what the dark matter is, as this is the ...
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Pathways of Batteries Towards Sustainable Electric Transportation and Stationary Storage
    Increased demands of high energy density, long lasting batteries, low cost and safe batteries for applications in consumer electronics, electric vehicle and grid with renewable energy integration present great opportunities and challenges to the society. This seminar will review the status of existing battery technology and present the challenges, opportunities ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Science vs Cinema: ALIENThe crew of the merchant vessel Nostromo answers a distress call on an abandoned moon.  There are no life forms on the surface to speak of, except for a field of eggs and a giant structure...An "old dark house" mystery updated for the jittery nerves and wounded psyche of the ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15.25
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