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Monday, 04/23/18
  • Overinformativeness? Rationally Redundant ReferenceReferring is one of the most basic and prevalent uses of language. How do speakers choose from the wealth of referring expressions at their disposal?Rational theories of language use have come under attack for decades for not being able to account for the seemingly irrational overinformativeness ubiquitous in referring expressions. ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • People and Robots SeminarSpeaker: David Lentink, Stanford
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • THE QUANTUM AND THE COSMOS: THE QUEST FOR THE ORIGIN OF ORDINARY AND DARK MATTERStefano 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
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