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Monday, 02/26/18
  • High Redshift Quasars: Constraining their Lifetime and the Epoch of ReionizationOne of the major goals in observational cosmology today is to understand how our Universe transitioned from the "dark ages", following recombination, into the ionized universe we can observe today. For this purpose we compiled a new data set of 34 high redshift (5.8<z<6.5) quasar spectra of moderate resolution, containing ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Accelerating Eulerian Fluid Simulation With Convolutional Networks
    Efficient simulation of the Navier-Stokes equations for fluid flow is a long standing problem in applied mathematics, for which state-of-the-art methods require large compute resources. In this work, we propose a data-driven approach that leverages the approximation power of deep-learning with the precision of standard solvers to obtain fast and ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Thirty Year Perspective on Medical Robotics: Yesterday, Today, and TomorrowThis talk will discuss insights gathered over nearly thirty years of research on medical robotics and computer-integrated interventional medicine (CIIM), both at IBM and at Johns Hopkins University. The goal of this research has been the creation of a three-way partnership between physicians, technology, and information to improve treatment processes. ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Data Privacy : The European Union Invades Silicon Valley | GDPRSession #6 takes a hard pan-Europe look at how European Union regulations are reaching deep into the operations of Silicon Valley companies and startups, including enterprise software architecure, data storage and management policies, product development, overseas market entry, management of intellectual property and business strategy. The EU's General Data Protection ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • What supervolcanoes have to do with electric vehicles: Lithium and other energy-critical-element resources in rhyolite caldera settings
    Rhyolitic calderas - the explosive “supervolcanoes” like modern-day Yellowstone that spread ash continent-wide - have long been recognized as hosts for traditional metal resources such as Ag, Au, Pb, Zn, and Cu, which form by circulation of hydrothermal fluids driven by the heat of the magmatic intrusions below. Recently, calderas ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Broadening and Deepening the Role of Artificial Intelligence in Computational NeuroscienceAdvances combining artificial intelligence techniques with computational neuroscience have shown that time-averaged neural responses in the primate visual and auditory systems can be modeled with reasonable accuracy by task-optimized deep neural networks. I'll discuss our lab's recent work to broaden and deepen these results, using convolutional recurrent networks to model ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Nerd Nite East Bay: Thirsty Flies, Star Wars Law, Trauma ResponsesThe Thirst Is Real(ly an Interesting Question in Fruit Flies)Why don’t flies get fat, how do they know when to stop drinking, and what can humans learn from the BMI and brains of Drosophila melanogaster? Learn how new transgenic techniques allow us to see the real time activity of neurons ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $8 Advance, $10 at door
  • The Silk RoadArchaeologist, photographer, and author Michael Frachetti researches Asia’s ancient Silk Roads to understand Central Asian societies and their unique role in shaping ancient and modern civilization. He uses high-resolution satellite imagery, 3-D modeling, and computer simulations to help predict, discover, and document the ancient archaeology of Central Asia, while studying ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free for Members
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