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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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Exploring Mars with Pascal Lee, Andy Weir and Mary Roach

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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
Mary Roach, Author, Packing for Mars—Moderator 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:
In conversation with Elliot Schrage, Vice President of Communications and Publicy Policy, Facebook

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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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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