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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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Video Games and Neuroscience: A Vision of the Future of Medicine and Education

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Wed, Jun 10 2015 - 6:30pm

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center and Associate Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, UCSF
In conversation with Christina Farr, Editor and Host, Future of You Blog, KQED; Twitter Read more »

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I Never Knew There Were so Many Stars: San Francisco Ninth Graders at Camp Mather in the Sierras

Thu, Jun 4 2015 - 6:00pm

Erik Rice, Supervisor, College and Career Readiness, San Francisco Unified School District
Vanessa Varko-Fontana, Community Health Outreach Worker, John O'Connell High School Ninth Grade Students from John O'Connell High School
Laura Page, Arts and Education Program Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission - Moderator

In association with San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

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Digital Gold, The History and Future of Bitcoin

Tue, Jun 2 2015 - 6:00pm

Nathaniel Popper, Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Digital Gold

Believers in Bitcoin see it as a potential basis for a financial system free of banks and governments. So far it has made millions for some people and prison terms for others. National banking regulators are just beginning to set rules and regulations for bitcoin in light of recent scandals and its use by criminal enterprises. Read more »

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Kelly McGonigal: The Upside of Stress

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Thu, May 21 2015 - 7:00pm

Kelly McGonigal, Health Psychologist; Lecturer, Stanford University; Author, The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP - Moderator

We’ve all heard stress can make us sick, but can it be a good thing? McGonigal debunks stress myths and shares how it can make us stronger, smarter and happier.

So stop losing sleep – you don’t need to get rid of stress, she says, just learn how to embrace it.

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Leonard Mlodinow: The Evolution of Science

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Wed, May 13 2015 - 7:00pm

Leonard Mlodinow, Theoretical Physicist; Author, The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos; Twitter: Read more »

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Hacking the Climate

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Fri, May 8 2015 - 12:00pm

Ken Caldeira, Atmospheric Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford
Albert Lin, Professor, UC Davis School of Law
Jane Long, Co-chair, Task Force on Geoengineering, Bipartisan Policy Center Read more »

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