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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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The Neuroscience of Love

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Tue, Aug 4 2015 - 7:00pm

Thomas Lewis, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF; Co-Author, A General Theory of Love Read more »

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Why Do People Reject Good Science?

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Mon, Aug 3 2015 - 5:15pm

Dr. Eugenie Scott, Physical Anthropologist; Former Executive Director, National Center for Science Education; Author, Evolution vs. Creationism; Co-editor, Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools Read more »

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Big Science and the Launch of the Military Industrial Complex

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Thu, Jul 30 2015 - 6:00pm

Michael Hiltzik, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Los Angeles Times

The birth of Big Science can be traced to Berkeley, California, nearly nine decades ago, when a resourceful young scientist pondered his new invention and declared, “I’m going to be famous!” Ernest Orlando Lawrence’s cyclotron would change our understanding of the basic building blocks of nature. Its influence would be felt in academia and international politics. It was the beginning of Big Science. Read more »

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Alzheimer’s: New Insights and the Search for a Cure

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Wed, Jul 8 2015 - 7:45pm

Geoffrey Kerchner, M.D., Ph.D., Behavioral Neurologist and Associate Medical Director, Genentech, Inc.; Consulting Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University
Lennart Mucke, M.D., Founding Director, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease and Joseph B. Martin Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, UCSF
Brian Kennedy, Ph.D., CEO and President, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging – Moderator

Sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors Read more »

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How to Clone a Mammoth – The Science of De-Extinction

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Thu, Jun 25 2015 - 6:00pm
Beth Shapiro, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
 
Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, will discuss the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction.
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Christiana Figueres: The Road to Paris

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Tue, Jun 16 2015 - 12:00pm

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

William K. Reilly, Senior Advisor, TPG Read more »

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