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Tuesday, 02/20/18
  • A few topics in gravitational-wave astrophysicsSpeaker: Daniel Holz (KICP)
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Our Plastic Ocean - An Unnatural Journey
    A photography talk with Mandy Barker, an international award-winning photographer whose work involving marine plastic debris has received global recognition. The motivation for her science-based photographic works is to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the world's oceans whilst highlighting the harmful effects on marine life and ultimately ourselves. She ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Zoo Animal Behavior and Welfare: Observations, Ideas and ExperimentsSpeaker: Dr. Jason Watters, San Francisco ZooRescheduled from April, 2017.
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • The History of the Decline and Fall of Little hFor over four decades, the dimensionless Hubble constant (or little h) has been a constant presence in distances, times, masses, and luminosities for cosmologists and extragalactic astrophysicists, baffling the uninitiated to no end about the interpretation of these values. But one theorist dared to submit a paper to Publications of ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Think Like an EngineerIn science, we research, explore and analyze in order to understand our environment.  In design, we create our environment, and then research and analyze to justify our creation.  While the skill sets in science and mathematics are core competencies for engineering, in practice these activities are often derivatives of the ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Sloppy Models, Differential Geometry, and How Science WorksApplied Physics/Physics ColloquiumSpeaker:James Sethna, Cornell Univ.
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Free Bay Currents talk: Climate, Fire, and the Future of our ForestsThe earth is warming -- but what do we know about how that may affect California's varied plants and animals, including humans? Learn about recent findings, including what is known so far of impacts of the recent North Bay fires, from Dr. David Ackerly, UC Berkeley Professor of Integrative Biology. ...
    Where:  Albany Cost:  Free
  • Flares and Fireworks from Black Holes
    Black holes are some of the most exotic and extreme objects in the universe. Though they sound like the stuff of science fiction, they are real and much more common than you might think. Every galaxy has a black hole lurking at its center! Black holes are not actually black, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Wonderfest: Mission: MarsThe first human mission to Mars will be the greatest adventure of the 21st-century. As with all expeditions, its success will depend on planning. The first steps are already under way: achieving longer spaceflight missions, planning for deep space journeys beyond the Moon, and exploring extreme terrestrial environments as Mars ...
    Where:  Redwood City Cost:  Free
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