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Wednesday, 02/07/18
  • First Free Wednesday at Bay Area Discovery MuseumFirst Wednesdays are free for all at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.  Group visits of 10 or more people are not available on Free Wednesdays.
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Free First Wednesday at UC Botanical GardenEvery first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Quantum Measurements at LIGOThe precision of gravitational wave measurements by the Advanced LIGO interferometers is limited by the quantization of light. The current generation of detectors will use squeezed light to reduce this quantum noise. I will discuss a new method for generating squeezed states of light that uses optomechancal interaction between light ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Lecture 1: Mathematics and Computation (through the lens of one problem and one algorithm). The problem, the algorithm and the connections.In this lecture, we introduce and motivate the main characters in this plot: - Singularity of symbolic matrices: a basic problem in both computational complexity. - Alternating Minimization: a basic heuristic in non-convex optimization. I will explain how variants of this algorithm are applied to variants of ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Water, Water (Not) EverywhereDrought in California is inevitable. How ready is the Bay Area for when it happens? And how will we make sure that we have enough water for our region’s projected growth? Join us to learn more about where we look for water supplies, how our cities plan for resilience, the ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $10 General, Free for Members
  • Understanding Bone Marrow Transplantation - from the Clinical and Personal PerspectivesA bone marrow transplant is a multi-step procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells, and it is used to treat certain blood cancers like lymphoma and leukemia, as well as aplastic anemia and other immune and genetic diseases. This talk will discuss current treatment ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Building a Deep Map -- Beyond Buildings and ViewsCelebrating the release of a new map of San Francisco, "Nature in the City" reflects a rich and fairly recent understanding of what comprises a place. An update of an original 2006 map, the rework includes a total of five maps, highlighting species that live alongside Homo sapiens, geology, gardening, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
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