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Robert Lang: Origami — Between the Folds of Art and Technology

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Wed, Oct 26 2016 - 7:00pm

Roberg Lang, Origami Artist; Physicist

Origami is the centuries-old Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Lang, a world-renowned origami artist, has taken this traditional art form one step further.

Lang is one of the pioneers of cross-disciplinary origami that combines mathematics, science, technology, engineering and design with origami. His applications have been used on medical devices, air bag designs and expandable space telescopes. Read more »

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Einstein's Greatest Mistake

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Mon, Oct 24 2016 - 6:00pm

David Bodanis, Author, Einstein's Greatest Mistake

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Mary Ellen Hannibal: How to Be a Citizen Scientist

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Fri, Oct 21 2016 - 7:00pm

Mary Ellen Hannibal, Science Writer; Author, Citizen Scientist

Digging deeply, Mary Ellen Hannibal traces today’s tech-enabled citizen science movement to its roots: the centuries-long tradition of amateur observation by writers and naturalists. Combining original reporting, meticulous research, and memoir in impassioned prose, Citizen Scientist is a literary event, a blueprint for action, and the story of how one woman rescued herself from an odyssey of loss—with a new kind of science. Read more »

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Pascal Lee and Andy Weir: Exploring Mars

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Wed, Oct 19 2016 - 7:00pm

Dr. Pascal Lee, Co-founder, Mars Institute; Planetary Scientist, SETI Institute; Principal Investigator of the Haughton-Mars Project, NASA Ames Research Center; Author, Mission: Mars
Andy Weir, Author, The Martian Read more »

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Larry Brilliant: Sometimes Brilliant

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Mon, Oct 10 2016 - 7:00pm

Larry Brilliant, Chairman, Skoll Global Threats; Former Executive Director, Google.org; Author, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History; Twitter:

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Sir Roger Penrose: What We All Need to Know About Physics

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Tue, Oct 4 2016 - 6:30pm

Roger Penrose, Theoretical Physicist; Author, Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe 
In conversation with Dr. David Eisenbud, director, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley Read more »

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Janna Levin: Black Hole Blues

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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 »

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Mary Roach: The Curious Science of Humans at War

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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 »

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Sean Carroll: The Origins of Life and the Universe Itself

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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 »

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Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly: Tipping Point for Planet Earth

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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 »

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