October 27, 2012
Ever wonder how plants live? Or how worms produce compost? Curious about solar beads and solar cookers? Get hands-on with science to find out! Join Cal scientists for some cool, food-related investigations at East Bay farmers’ markets during the Bay Area Science Festival.
In celebration of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s 50th Anniversary, the laboratory, in cooperation with the Bay Area Science Festival, will open its doors for “Unveiling the Universe Day.” Participants will learn about the cutting-edge science underway at SLAC in fields ranging from physics and chemistry to astrophysics and materials science that is revealing the universe at its smallest and largest scales, at its fastest and most extreme.
Explore the unique qualities that have made San Francisco’s landscape what it is, while getting to know the local geology and munching our way through edible seismic science activities.
Author Harold McGee and chemistry professor Richard Zare contend that science intensifies the joy of cooking. Come join McGee and Zare in spirited conversation about the joy of a scientific approach to cooking.