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Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths: Algorithms and Human Decisions

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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 »

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

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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 »

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The Science of Love

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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
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The Orbital Perspective

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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 »

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Andrew Fraknoi: The Revenge of the Dwarf Planet

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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 »

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The Food Lab: Cooking with Science

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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 »

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The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

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Wed, Oct 7 2015 - 6:00pm

Pedro Domingos, Professor, University of Washington; Co-founder, International Machine Learning Society Read more »

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Richard Dawkins: My Life in Science

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Sat, Oct 3 2015 - 2:00pm

Richard Dawkins, Evolutionary Biologist; Author, The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, and Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science
Lynn J. Rothschild, Evolutionary Biologist and Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center—moderator

Dawkins has been central to kick-starting new conversations and debates surrounding creationism and intelligent design. His gene-centric view of evolution helped popularize the radical new understanding of Darwinism. Read more »

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The Revolution in Small Satellites

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Thu, Sep 24 2015 - 6:00pm

Mike Safyan, Director of Launch and Regulatory Affairs, Planet Labs Read more »

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Counting from Infinity: A Special Film Screening with Keith Devlin

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Tue, Aug 18 2015 - 7:00pm

Keith Devlin, Mathematician, Stanford University

In April 2013, a little-known lecturer — working in isolation — proved something that rocked the mathematical world. Yitang Zhang’s insight into one of the great challenges of number theory, the Twin Prime Conjecture, is beautifully portrayed in the new film Counting From Infinity.

Join us as we view a special screening of the film with NPR’s “Math Guy” and Stanford mathematician Keith Devlin alongside for expert commentary.

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