Science

Upcoming event

Janna Levin: Black Hole Blues

Image - Janna Levin
Wed, Jun 22 2016 - 7:00pm

Janna Levin, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College; Author, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

If black holes collide in outer space and no one can see it, does it make a sound? Read more »

Upcoming event

Mary Roach: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Image - Mary Roach
Tue, Jun 21 2016 - 7:00pm

Mary Roach, Author, Bonk, Stiff, Packing for Mars, and Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War; Twitter Read more »

Past event

Sean Carroll: The Origins of Life and the Universe Itself

Image - Sean Carroll
Mon, May 16 2016 - 7:00pm

Sean Carroll, Theoretical Physicist and Professor, Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology; Author, The Particle at the End of the Universe and The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
Lynn J. Rothschild, Evolutionary Biologist and Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center—Moderator Read more »

Past event

Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly: Tipping Point for Planet Earth

Image - Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly
Wed, May 4 2016 - 7:00pm

Anthony Barnosky, Principal Investigator and Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Co-author, Tipping Point for Planet Earth: How Close Are We to the Edge?
Elizabeth Hadly, Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University; Co-authors, Tipping Point for Planet Earth: How Close Are We to the Edge?
Lisa Krieger, Science and Medicine Reporter, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator

Planet Earth is headed for a tipping point. Read more »

Past event

Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths: Algorithms and Human Decisions

Image - Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
Thu, Apr 28 2016 - 7:00pm

Brian Christian, Author, The Most Human Human; Co-author, Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
Tom Griffiths, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, UC Berkeley; Co-Author, Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Are you an algorithmic thinker? Acclaimed author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths provide insights into the human mind and explain how computer algorithms can help solve daily dilemmas. Read more »

Past event

Sean Carroll: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters

Image - Sean Carroll
Wed, Mar 23 2016 - 7:00pm

This event is about biologist Sean Carroll. If you are looking for the theoretical physicist Sean Carroll on May 16, . Read more »

Past event

The Science of Love

Image - The Science of Love
Wed, Feb 3 2016 - 7:00pm

Dr. Thomas Lewis, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF, Co-author, A General Theory of Love 
Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director, Greater Good Science Center, University of California Berkeley
Read more »

Past event

The Orbital Perspective

Image - The Orbital Perspective
Fri, Nov 13 2015 - 12:00pm

Ron Garan, Former NASA Astronaut; Author, The Orbital Perspective

Garan, a retired NASA astronaut who logged 178 days in space and 71 million miles in orbit, will discuss his perspective of his experience as an astronaut and his time spent on the International Space Station. He was a long-term resident of the ISS, where he lived and worked with U.S. and Russian crewmates. He also served aboard the space shuttle Discovery. He left NASA in 2013, but not before becoming the first person ever to give a TED Talk from space. Read more »

Past event

Andrew Fraknoi: The Revenge of the Dwarf Planet

Image - Andrew Fraknoi: The Revenge of the Dwarf Planet
Mon, Oct 26 2015 - 7:00pm

Andrew Fraknoi, Chair of the Astronomy Department, Foothill College

The Revenge of the Dwarf Planet: What Really Happened to Pluto and What We Are Now Learning about this Intriguing World Read more »

Past event

The Food Lab: Cooking with Science

Image - The Food Lab: Cooking with Science
Thu, Oct 22 2015 - 6:30pm

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Managing Culinary Director, Serious Eats; Author, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science 
In conversation with Joanna Pearlstein, Deputy Managing Editor, Wired

Food Lit event underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

Syndicate content