November 2012

SLAC: 50 Years of Scientific Discovery

Wed, Nov 28 2012 - 7:00pm

SLAC, Celebrating 50 Years of Scientific Discovery

Burton Richter, Ph.D., Nobel Prize-winning Physicist; Director Emeritus, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Norbert Holtkamp, Ph.D., SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

 
For five decades, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has pioneered groundbreaking discoveries from astrophysics to energy science. Read more »

Ray Kurzweil: How to Create a Mind

Thu, Nov 15 2012 - 7:00pm

Ray Kurzweil

This program is sold out

Inventor; Futurist; Author, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

For decades pioneering inventor and theorist Kurzweil has explored how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. Now he takes this exploration to the next step: reverse-engineering the brain to understand how it works, then applying that knowledge to create vastly intelligent machines. Read more »

Chasing Ice Screening and Discussion

Fri, Nov 23 2012 - 7:30pm

Chasing Ice Screening and Discussion

James BalogJames Balog, Director of Time-Lapse and Still Photography, Chasing Ice; Author, Extreme Ice Now: Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate Read more »

New Member Open House

Thu, Dec 6 2012 - 5:30pm

New Member Open House
 
Are you new to the Club?  Just want to explore and check it out? Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all The Commonwealth Club offers. Experience firsthand how The Commonwealth Club has become the nation’s leading public forum. Bring a friend and explore the Club together!

Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30–7 p.m. with brief remarks at 6 p.m.
Cost: FREE (with reservation)

Sheldon H. Kardener: Breaking Free- How Chains From Childhood Keep Us From What We Want

Mon, Nov 19 2012 - 5:15pm

Sheldon H. Kardener:Breaking Free- How Chains from Childhood Keep Us from What We Want

Sheldon H. Kardener, M.D.

Why do our best intentions so often go awry? What prompts people to engage in behaviors that have the opposite outcome from what they wished to have happen? Read more »