Boston Science and Engineering Lectures Archive

Tuesday, March 1

8:30 - 5:30p.   "Urban Physics Workshop."   MIT:  E14-674.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

11a.  "Dissecting Synaptic and Circuitry Mechanisms of Psychiatric Disorders."   Guoping Feng.   McLean Hospital:  deMarneffe 132.   Details.

11a.  "Motion Planning for Real World Robots."   Kris Hauser.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

11:45a.   "To Grow an Arm: Regeneration and Biomaterials Go Hand in Hand."   Buddy Ratner.   Harvard:  Geological Museum 102.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.   "The Big Reverse of the Web: Are Our Policies and Standards Ready?"   A Berkman Luncheon.   Dries Buytaert.   Webcast details.   Podcast details.   RSVP required for lunch.   HLS: Wasserstein B010.   Details, RSVP, Summary.

Noon.  "The Future of Floating Forests in a Changing World."   Jarrett Byrnes.   Byrnes Lab.   Harvard Herbaria:  22 Divinity Ave.   Details.

4p.  "Recurrently Breaking Genes in Neural Progenitors that may Contribute to Diversity and Disease."   Fred Alt.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4p.  "The Dark Energy Survey and Gravitational Waves."   Marcelle Soares-Santos.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details, Abstract.

6 - 8:30p.  "Carbon Realities."   A panel discussion.   Venture Café, 5th Floor, Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway.   Details, Registration.

6:30p.  "Environmental RNAi in Agriculture."   A Meetup.   Larry Gilbertson.   500 Technology Square.   Details.

7:30p.  "Paying my Dues in Mexico?."   (Mineral Field Collection in Mexico.)   Jeff Fast.   Harvard:  Mineral Museum.   Details, Alias.

Wednesday, March 2

11:30a.  "In Silico Predictive Modelling of CRISPR/Cas9 Guide Efficiency."   Nicolo Fusi.   MIT:  32-G882  Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Digital Humanities: Everything you wanted to know but haven’t yet asked."   Thomas Koentges.   Tufts:  Eaton Hall 202.   All talks will be broadcast as Google Hangouts and published on YouTube.   Details.

Noon.  "Engineering Quantum Systems."   Will Oliver.   MIT:  34-401.   Details.

12:15p.  "Why are Children in India so Short?   What Toilets, Moms, and Families have to do with Child Nutrition."   Dean Spears.   Tufts:  Behrakis Auditorium, 150 Harrison Ave.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "It Takes Brains: Germline and Somatic Mutations in Neurodevelopmental Disorders."   Alissa D'Gama.   HMS:  NRB 350, 77 Ave Louis Pasteur.   Details.*

3:30p.  "Designing Surfaces with Extreme Wettabilities."   Anish Tuteja.   MIT:  56-114.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Cultural Heritage in Crisis: Digital Solutions for a Modern World."   Benjamin Altschuler.   BU:  School of Theology Rm. 625.   Details.

4p.  "Learning to Make Choices in the Era of Big Data."   Shivani Agarwal.   Harvard:  Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street.   Details.

4p.  "Understanding Self-Injury: What it is and How to be Helpful."   Michael Hollander.   A webinar.   Details, Registration.

4p.  "The Living Bridge: Creating a Benchmark for Smart, Sustainable, User-Centered Transportation Infrastructure."   Erin Bell.   MIT:  1-131.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "How to Think About Circuits as a Language."   Gerald Jay Sussman.   MIT:  26-168.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Sound: the healing musician healing the musician."   Steven D. Rauch and Lisa M. Wong.   Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall St.   Details, RSVP.

7p.  "Grave Matters."   Sheldon Soloman.   Museum of Science, Cahners Theater.   Details.

7p.  "Restoring Nature's Relationships at Home."   Douglas Tallamy.   Cambridge Public Library.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, March 3

2:50p.  "Interactive Machine Learning for Information Extraction."   Sameer Singh.   Tufts:  Halligan 102.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Building New Chemical Function in Living Cells."   Michelle Chang.   MIT:  32-141.   Details.

4p.  "Consciousness and the Brain: Replacing the 'Hard Problem' with the Hard Question."   Dan Dennett.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Evolution When Selection is Pervasive."   Michael Desai.   Harvard:  Main Lecture Hall, BioLabs.   Details.

4p.  "Smart Data Pricing."   Carlee Joe-Wong.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details.

4p.  "The Event Horizon Telescope: Imaging and Time-Resolving a Black Hole."   Shep Doeleman.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "Intelligent Macromolecular Structures for Protein Delivery, Targeting and Molecular Sensing."   Nicholas Peppas.   MIT E25-111.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "Therapeutic Misconception in ALS Trials."   A panel discussion.   HMS:  TMEC 209, 260 Longwood Ave.   This event will be webcast.   Details, tickets.   Those not affiliated with Harvard need to register and bring ID.

7p.  "Civic Ecology: Healing and Growing in Community."   Marianne E. Krasny.   Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

March 4 - 5.  "MIT Energy Conference."   Cambridge Marriot.   Details, Registration.

March 4 - 6.  "Emotional Intelligence Hackathon."   Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive.   Details, Registration, Abstract.

Friday, March 4

8:30a.  "The Politics of Bacterial Quorum Sensing Signaling: Small messengers with influential messages."   Laurence Rahme.   Harvard:  HUCE Seminar Room (310), 24 Oxford St.   Details.

11a.   "Programming Genomes to Expand Life's Functional Repertoire."   Farren Isaacs.   MIT:  9-057.   Telecast from Georgia Institute of Technology.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Biogenic Organic Emissions in a Changing World."   Alex Guenther.   Harvard:  Pierce 100F.   Details.

Noon.   "Genome Sequencing in Neonates: An Update on the Baby Seq Project."   Ingrid Holm.   More on the Baby Sequencing Project.   Tufts Medical Center:  Stearns Auditorium, Farnsworth 1.   Details.

Noon.   "Geochemistry in the Era of Open Data: Insights into the formation and evolution of Earth's continental crust."   C. Brenhin Keller.   MIT:  32-124.   Details.

12:30a.  "The Zika Crisis: Latest Findings."   A forum.   HSPH:  Leadership Studio.   This event will be webcast.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

2 - 6p.  "New Ideas Symposium."   Tufts Center for for Cognitive Studies, 51 Winthrop St, Medford. Details, Abstract, Registration.

4p.  "Life in the Fast Brain: Mechanisms and Temporal Codes Underlying Sound Localization."   Nace Golding.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

4p.  "Understanding and Overcoming Body’s Biological Barriers for Drug Delivery."   Samir Mitragotri.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details.

4:30p.  "Do We Live in a Quantum World? A New Twist."   R. J. Dwayne Miller.   MIT:  4-370.   Details.

Saturday, March 5

10 - Noon.  "Biophysics Mini-Symposium Talks."   Harvard:  Biolabs Bldg, Main Lecture Hall.   Details.

10a.  "Materials with Magical Properties."   MIT:  Kresge Auditorium.   Details, Abstract.

11 - 4p.  "Girls Day: Formed to Function."   MIT Museum.   Details.

Sunday, March 6

All Day.  "The Geopolitics of Energy."   A Conference.   Tufts University.   Details, Tickets.

1p.  "Collections Up Close: Witch Hazels."   Andrew Gapinski.   Arnold Arboretum, Meadow Road (before ponds).   Details.

March 7 - 8.  "Boston College Libraries Data Carpentry workshop."   BC:  Fulton 245.   Details, Registration.

Monday, March 7

10am.  "Perception in a Dynamic World."   Daniel Kleinschmidt.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "A Geometrical Approach to Particle Physics."   Brent Nelson.   Brandeis:  Abelson 307.   Details.

11:30a.  "Privacy in a Data-Driven World."   Roxana Geambasu.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin 119.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "A Formal Attribution of Glacier Retreat to Climate Change."   Gerald Roe.   MIT:  54-915.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Genetic Basis of Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease."   Andreas Pfenning.   MIT:  46-3189.  Details.

Noon.  "What Makes Us Human? A Genomic View."   Yoav Gilad.   Harvard Science Center A.   Details.

12:15p.  "Platformizing Higher Education: Computer Science and the Making of MOOC Infrastructures."   Shreeharsh Kelkar.   Harvard:  HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

12:15p.  "The Neural Dynamics of Fly Navigation."   Vivek Jayaraman.   Boston Children's Hospital:  Folkman Auditorium, Enders Building.   Details.*

3p.  "Imagining Synthetic Biology Futures and Making Them Real."   A forum.   Tufts:  Eaton Hall 206.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Connecting Images and Natural Language."   Andrej Karpathy.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Interacting with Personal Fabrication Machines."   Stefanie Mueller.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Mind Control: Past, Present, and Future."   A panel discussion.   Harvard:  Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Room S010, 1737 Cambridge Street.   Details.

6p.  "The Apple-FBI Standoff."   A forum.   HKS:  Institute of Politics.   Details.

7p.  "Five Tales of Plant Obsession."   William (Ned) Friedman.   Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Bldg.   Details.

7p.  "The Science and Policy of Earth’s Atmosphere."   David Keith and Steven Barrett.   The Burren, Davis Square.   Details.

Tuesday, March 8

11a.  "Computational Tools for Robot Design: A Composition Approach."   Cynthia Sung.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "Modular Mechanisms of Long-Term Memory Storage."   Ted Abel.   McLean Hospital:  deMarneffe 132, 115 Mill St.   Details.

11:45a.  "Directed Evolution of New Viruses for Therapeutic Gene Delivery."   David Schaffer.   Harvard:  Geological Museum. Haller Hall.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Microbes, Mutualism, and the Nature of Soil Biodiversity."   Kabir G. Peay.   Harvard:  Herbaria Seminar Room, 22 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Giant Planet Formation and Snowlines in Protoplanetary Disks."   Ana-Maria Piso.   MIT:  54-517.   Details, Abstract.

2:30p.  "Black Holes and the Multiverse."   Jun Zhang.   MIT:  6C-442.   Details.

3p.  "Speech Separation by Deep Clustering: Towards General-Purpose Selective Listening."   John R. Hershey.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details.

4p.  "Neural Computations in the Retina: from photons to behavior."   Markus Meister.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "From Fluctuations to Function: The role of dynamics in the mechanism and regulation of translation."   Ruben L. Gonzalez Jr..   MIT:  6-120.   Details.

4:30p.  "Sculpting Evolution."   Kevin Esvelt and Marc Lipsitch.   MIT:  E19-623.   Details.

4:45p.  "Batteries: Current and Future."   Yi Cui.   MIT:  66-110.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Evolution and Conservation of Island Birds: Lessons from Genomics."   Scott Edwards.   Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "The Co-Evolution of Organisms and Their Environments."   Andrew Knoll.   Belmont Media Center, 9 Lexington St, Belmont.   Details, Abstract.

7:30p.  "Mechanisms of a Neotropical coevolution: plant-insect communication in a cycad-weevil symbiosis."   Shayla Salzman.   Harvard:  MCZ, Room 101.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, March 9

Noon.  "Aquatic Chemistry on a Computer."   J. Samuel Arey.   MIT:  1-131.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Feathered Feet and Fancy Features: Genetic and Developmental Diversity in Darwin's Pigeons."   Michael Shapiro.   HMS:  Genetics Seminar Room.   Details.*

Noon.  "New Approach to Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease."   Viji Ravindranath.   BUSM:  L-311, 72 East Concord St.   Details.

Noon.  "Radiocarbon Dates as a Measure of Prehistoric Population Change."   Robert Kelly.   Harvard:  Tozzer 203.   Details.

4p.  "Addressing Climate Risks in Developing Country Food Systems: Exploring Solutions."   Simon Winter.   HKS:  M-RCBG Conference Room (503), Belfer Bldg, 79 JFK St.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Cohesion without Cooperation: a top-down perspective on community ecology."   Michael Tikhonov.   MIT:  48-316.   Details.

4p.  "Development and Evolution of Neocortical Projection Systems."   Nenad Sestan.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Next Generation Power Electronics for Important Applications."   Minjie Chen.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin 119.   Details.

4p.  "Privacy in a Data-Driven World."   Roxana Geambasu.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "Confronting the China Cyber Challenge."   A forum.   MIT:  66-110.   Details, Abstract.

5:30 - 8p.  "Autism, Advocacy and Assistive Technology."   A forum.   Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive.   Details, Registration.

6p.  "Citadel Culture: The Ethnography of a Southern Military College."   Mary Margaret Steedly.   Harvard:  Northwest B103.   Details.

6:30p.  "Fashion Meets Function: Using Soft Materials in Wearable Robots."   Conor Walsh.   Honeycomb, Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street.   Details.

7p.  "Design and Discrimination."   Krzysztof Gajos.   Harvard:  Science Center B.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, March 10

10:30a.  "How Much Linguistics is Needed for Natural Language Programming?"   Edward Grefenstette.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details.

11a.  "Single Molecule Imaging of a Genome Structure and Gene Expression."   Alistair Boettiger.   MIT:  4-331.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "D-Lab Tour."   MIT:  N51-3rd flr.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Surrogate Neuromotor Markers at Everyone's Fingertips."   Luca Giancardo.   Martinos Center:  149 13th Street, 149-2204.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Merging Building Science with Health Science: The Impact of Buildings on Health, Comfort, and Productivity."   Joseph Allen and Memo Cedeno.   HSPH:  FXB G-12.   Details.

2:15p.  "Shaken Braid Arrangements and Trees."   Olivier Bernardi.   Brandeis:  Goldsmith 317.   Details.

2:30p.  "Exotic, Non-Native, and Invasive Species As (A)Historical Categories."   Zach Nowak.   Harvard:  HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford Street 3rd Floor.   Details.

4p.  "Interactive Data Science."   Tim Kraska.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Integrating Macroecology and Macroevolution to Study the Record of Species' Responses to Global Change."   Erin Saupe.   Harvard:  BioLabs Main Lecture Hall.   Details.

4p.  "Organizing Computation for High-Performance Visual Computing."   Jonathan Ragan-Kelley.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "IC Engines for Unmanned Airborne Vehicles."   Wai Cheng.   MIT:  37-212.   Details, Abstract.

5:30 - 7:30p.  "3.11: Five Years after the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown."   A panel discussion.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

5:30p.  "Deterrence and Arms Control in Cyberspace."   Sean Kanuck.   HLS:  Wasserstein 1010.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Microbiology of the Anoxic Pelagic Ocean: Emerging insights from contemporary oxygen minimum zones."   Frank Stewart.   Harvard:  HUCE Seminar Room 310, 24 Oxford St.   Details.

6:30p.  "Cargo Drones in Africa: The Next Great Leap(frog)?"   A forum.   swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway, Cambridge.   Details, Registration.

6:30p.  "Implementing And Maintaining Analytics Models."   Jens Meyer.   A Meetup.   Teradata Labs, 330 Congress Street 5th Fl.   Details, Abstract.

Friday, March 11

10a.  "Energy-Efficient Interfaces for World-to-Cloud Computing."   Vanessa Chen.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G119.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "Efficient and Market-Based Thermal Energy Storage of Renewable Energy."   David Baldwin.   MIT:  NW17-218.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "Modeling Predisposition to Schizophrenia Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells."   Kristen Brennand.   Harvard:  Mallinckrodt bldg, Pfizer Lecture Hall.   Details.

Noon.  "What's Social-Emotional Learning?"   Deborah Donahue-Keegan.   Tufts:  Eaton 206.   Details, Abstract.

2:30p.  "Environmental History: The Chinese Experience."   Peter Perdue.   MIT:  E51-095.   Details.

5p.  "Nautical Night."   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

5 - 8p.  "Water Night."   A research showcase.   MIT:  Walker Memorial.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30 - 8p.  "Works for Voice and Electronics."   Pamela Z.   Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall.   Details, abstract, reservations.

Saturday, March 12

10:30a.  "Exploring Science Together: Minerals!"   Amy Gunzelmann, Education Specialist, HMNH.   Harvard Musuem of Natural History.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10a.  "What's New in Alzheimer's and MS - Updates for Patients, Caregivers and Friends."   A forum.   Newton Marriott Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton.   Details, Reservations.

12:30p.   "Tree Spotters Citizen Science."   Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Blg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

1p.  "Family Clay Flute Workshop."   Kathy Tighe.   Peabody Museum.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

1p.  "Sculpture Racing."   A Workshop.   Parts and Crafts, 577 Somerville Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Sunday, March 13

Noon.  "Kinetic Sculptures."   An Idea Hub event.   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

Monday, March 14

9a.  "The Inner Life of Goals: costs, rewards, and commonsense psychology."   A thesis defense.   Julian Jara-Ettinger.   MIT:  43-3002.   Details.

Noon.  "Hearing Heat: Acoustemology meets the Anthropocene."   Steven Feld.   Acoustic Ecology.   Tufts:  Varis Lecture Hall, Granoff Music Center.   Details.

12:15p.  "Saving the Synapse: Critical periods and Alzheimer's Disease."   Carla Shatz.   BCH:  Folkman Auditorium, Enders Bldg, 300 Langwood Ave.   Details.

1p.  "Causal Inference in Cancer Health Disparities Research."   Whitney Robinson.   BUSM:  Instructional Building L110.   Details, Abstract.

2:30p.  "Effects of Copyrights on Science: Evidence from the WWII Book Replication Program."   Petra Moser.   MIT:  E52-432.   Details.

4p.  "Development of New Strategies to Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Infections."   Dan Kahne.   MIT:  56-114.   Details.

4p.  "New Directions in Searching for the Dark Universe."   Surjeet Rajendran.   MIT:  26-414.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Many Ways to Understand the Pixels."   Philipp Kraehenbuehl.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Translating Biomechanical Insights into Mobility-Enhancing Assistive Technology."   Karl E. Zelik.   Wyss Institute:  Rm 330, 60 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

4:45p.  "Looking Forward - The Next Future of Nuclear Energy."   William D. Magwood, Director-General, Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.   MIT:  66-110.   Details, Abstract.

7:15p.  "Introduction to 3D Modeling: Solidworks."   Artisan's Asylum, 10 Tyler St, Somerville.   Details, Registration.

Tuesday, March 15

10:30a.  "Early Explorers."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

8 - 5:30p.  "On-Demand Economy Conference."   MIT Media Lab.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

11a.  "Addiction: Natural Rewards vs. Drugs of Abuse."   Sue Grigson.   McLean Hospital:  DeMarneffe 132.   Details.

11a.  "Saving the Synapse: Critical periods and Alzheimer's Disease."   Carla Shatz.   BCH:  Enders Bldg, Folkman Auditorium.   Details.*

11:30a.  "Microfluids in Cancer Research."   A forum discussion.   MIT:  76-156.   Details, Registration.

11:45p.  "What’s Eating You?: Quantifying Proteolytic Activity in Health and Disease to Predict Disease Potential."   Manu Platt.   Harvard:  Geological Museum, Haller Hall.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "A Counterfactual Simulation Model of Causal Judgment."   Tobi Gerstenberg.   MIT:  46-3189.   Details.

Noon.  "Back to the Drawing Board: Student Privacy in Massachusetts K-12 Schools."   Jessie Rossman and Kade Crockford.   HLS:  Wasserstein 1019.   Event will be live webcast at 12:00 pm.   Details, RSVP.

Noon.  "Searching in Harsh Environments."   Ophir Frieder.   MIT:  3-442.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Recent Results from the MAVEN Mission to Mars."   Marissa Vogt.   MIT:  54-517.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Probabilistic Programming for Augmented Intelligence."   Vikash Mansingkha.   MIT:  E14-244.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Adaptive Deep Learning for Vision and Language."   Kate Saenko.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Transforming Our Approach to Mental Illness."   Thomas Insel.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "How Phonetic Learners Should Use Their Input."   Naomi Feldman.   MIT:  32D-461.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Integrating Ecology and Engineering for the Design of Successful Living Shorelines."   Brett Webb.   Marine Science Center, MSC Bunker Lecture Hall.   Details.

4p.  "RANKL-Bones, Sex and Breast Cancer."   Josef Penninger.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4:30p.  "Insights on Population Health Measurement."   Marcia Wilson.   BUSM:  Instructional Bldg, Hiebert Lounge.   Live-Streaming Available During Event.   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "Sculpture Racing."   A Workshop.   Parts and Crafts, 577 Somerville Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "The Fascinating Life History of the Pacific Rockfish."   Katie Lotterhos.   Northeastern:  Marine Science Center, Murphy Bunker Lecture Hall, 430 Nahant Road, Nahant.   Details.

Wednesday, March 16

Noon.  "MEMS Are Becoming 3D and Atomically Precise."   Andre M. Shkel.   MIT:  34-401.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Collaborations on Nothing."   Jeff Lieberman and Eric Gunther.   Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall St.   Details, RSVP.

6:30p.  "Linux Soup XVI: SystemD."   Christoph Doerbeck, Principal Solutions Architect, Red Hat.   MIT:  E51-145.   Details.

7p.  "Auditability and Verification of Elections."   Ron Rivest.   Broad Institute Auditorium.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, March 17

Noon.  "The Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Patients."   Jack Drescher.   McLean Hospital:  Service Building, Pierce Hall.   Details.

1p.  "Universal Laws and Architectures: Theory and Lessons from Brains, Nets, Hearts, Bugs, Grids, Flows, and Zombies."   John Doyle.   MIT:  32-144.   Details, Abstract.

2 - 5:30p.  "New Directions in Bipolar Disorder Research."   A symposium.   HMS:  Goldenson 122.   Details.*

3:30p.  "Celebrating Marvin Minsky."   A live webcast.   Details.

4p.  "Evolutionary Dynamics in Microbes."   Michael Desai.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Working Toward a Complete Functional Atlas of the Human Brain."   Jack Gallant.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Yes, Industry, There is a Future for Semiconductors."   Richard K. Templeton; Chairman, President, & CEO; Texas Instruments..   MIT:  34-101.   Details.

6:30p.  "Hearing the Web - Incorporating Accessibility User Testing into the UX Process."   Bruce Howell.   The Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre Street, Newton.   Details, Abstract.

7:30p.  "Where Do Planets Come From?"   Anjali Tripathi.   Harvard-Smithsonian/CFA:  Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden St.  Details, Abstract.

March 18 - 19.  "Health Fair: Our Changing Brain."   A conference.   Museum of Science.   Details.

March 18 - 20.  "Vericon XVI."   A SF Convention.   Harvard.   Details.

Friday, March 18

Noon.  "Designing for Discovery: Enhancing collaborative exploration and learning."   Orit Shaer.   Tufts:  Halligan 102.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Uncovering the Dialogue between Brain Regions: Directed and multivariate connectivity methods and their application to the study of Autism Spectrum Disorders."   Stefano Anzellotti.   MIT:  46-6011.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Fusion Rockets for Planetary Defense."   Glen Wurden.   MIT:  NW17-218.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Machine Teaching."   Jerry Zhu.   BU:  8 St. Mary's St, Room 203.   Details.

3:30p.  "Modeling Language Outside of the Lab."   Naomi Feldman.   MIT:  32D-461.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, March 19

2p.  "Capturing Insects with Pencil and Paper."   Erica Beade.   Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

9:30a.  "Baseball Hack Day 2016."   A Meetup.   General Assembly, 51 Melcher Street, Boston.   Details, Registration.

9:30 - 12:30p.  "Butterflies and Moths Color Workshop."   Erica Beade.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details.

10a.  "Intro to Scratch."   Parts and Crafts, 577 Somercille Ave.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Paper Circuits."   An Idea Hub event.   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Planting for Bees."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Monday, March 21

11:30a.  "Analyzing Possible Human Trafficking Activity Using Large-Scale Information Extraction."   Michael Cafarella.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin 119.   Details.

Noon.  "How to Navigate the Perils and Promises of Intrusion Prevention Systems."   Charles Iheagwara.   A Webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Natural Language Processing and Other Cutting Edge Approaches to Data Analytics and Decision Support."   Max Topaz.   Northeastern:  109 Robinson Hall.   Details.

12:15p.  "Cerebellar Modulation of the Reward Circuitry."   Kamran Khodakhah.   BCH:  Enders Bldg, Folkman Auditorium.   Details.*

12:15p.  "Cross-Species Genetic Mapping of Targets in Metabolism and Aging."   Johan Auwerx.   HMS:  Building C, Cannon Room, 240 Langwood.   Details.*

12:15 - 3p.  "Risk, Feminism, and AIDS."   Aziza Ahmed.   Harvard:  HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford St., 3rd Floor.   Details, RSVP.

4p.  "Etch-a-Sketch Nanoelectronics."   Jeremy Levy.   BC:  Higgins 235.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Middleboxes as a Cloud Service."   Justine Sherry.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details.

4p.  "The Cambrian Explosion and Arthropod Evolution."   Allison Daley.   Harvard:  Geological Mueum, Haller Hall.   Details.

4:15p.  "Black Holes and the Structure of Spacetime."   Juan Maldacena.   Harvard:  Jefferson 250, 17 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, March 22

3:30p.  "Lego Builders."   Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd.   Details.

10:30a.  "Early Explorers."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10a.  "Similarity Learning Based Person Re-Identification."   Yuting Chen.   A PhD defense.   BU:  Photonics Center 339, 8 St. Mary's St.   Details, Abstract.

11:45a.  "Designing with RNA."   Christina Smolke.   Harvard:  Geological Museum, Haller Hall.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Cortical Dynamics."   Charles Gilbert.   Harvard:  NW 243, 52 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Reconceptualizing the Right to Be Forgotten to Enable Transatlantic Data Flow."   Sanna Kulevska and Michael L. Rustad.   HLS:  Wasserstein 2036  Event will be live webcast at 12:00 pm.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

12:30p.  "Dissecting the Circuit Mechanisms of Motion Processing."   Tom Clandinin.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

12:30p.  "Pulsar Sounds and Symphony."   Bülent Kiziltan.   Harvard Art Museums, Lightbox Gallery, 32 Quincy Street.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

3 - 5p.  "Zika Virus Biology."   A forum.   BUSM:  Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge, 72 E. Concord St.   Details.

3:30p.  "Percolation, Cascades, and Control of Networks."   Raissa D’Souza.   BU:  SCI 109.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "What's Going on Inside of a Proton? The Story of Lattice QCD."   Paul MacKenzie.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "Introduction to the Gauge Gravity Duality I."   Juan Maldacena.   Harvard Science Center D.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Ecology, Evolution, and Species Diversification in Hawaiian Islands."   Rosemary Gillespie.   Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall.   Details.

6:30 - 9p.  "Intro to Coding."   Location details will be sent when you register.   Details, Registration.   If none of the scheduled times work, register and select the option "A future date in March or April."

6:30p.  "Project Night."   A Meetup.   BosLab, 339 Summer St, Somerville.   Details.

7:30p.  "Contagion."   A Coolidge on Screen event.   The science issues raised by the film will be addressed by George Church.   Coolidge Corner Theater.   Details.

Wednesday, March 23

Noon.  "Self-Organization in Early Human Development: From the post-attachment embryo to human embryonic stem cells."   Harvard:  Pfizer B23, 12 Oxford St.   Details.

4p.  "Changing the Course of ASD: Effects of early interventions."   Sally Rogers.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "My Dissociative Identity Disorder Journey: Experiences and Implications."   Robert Oxnam.   McLean Hospital, Service Bldg, Pierce Hall.   Details.

4p.  "Using Analogy to Recognize Visual Situations."   Melanie Mitchell.   Brandeis:  Lemberg Academic Center.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "Introduction to the Gauge Gravity Duality II."   Juan Maldacena.   Harvard Science Center D.   Details, Abstract.

7 - 9p.  "Skin Deep: Illuminating the body's Immune Defenses."   Harvard:  Pfizer Lecture Hall, 12 Oxford St.   Details.

Thursday, March 24

7:45a.  "Giant Earthquakes and their Ground Motion: Major Threat to World's Most Densely Populated Metropolis."   Marine Denolle.   Harvard Faculty Club, Room 10, 20 Qunicy St.   Details.

8 - Noon.  "Forum on Data Privacy."   Hosted by the State Attorney General, among others.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Registration.

Noon.  "Personality research: an open and shared science."   William Revelle.   Harvard:  William James 765.   Details, Abstract.

3:45p.  "Why do We Shoot Rockets at the Aurora?"   Marilia Samara.   BU:  Rm 502, 725 Commonwealth Ave.   Details.

4p.  "From Genes to Cognition in a Mouse Model of Schizophrenia Predisposition."   Joshua Gordon.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "Entanglement Entropy in Quantum Field Theory and Gravity."   Juan Maldacena.   Harvard:  Jefferson 250, 17 Oxford St.   Details.

6:15p.  "CRISPR: Are We Ready to Rewrite the Human Genome?"   A forum.   Instituto Cervantes, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

6:30 - 9p.  "Intro to Coding."   Location details will be sent when you register.   Details, Registration.   If none of the scheduled times work, register and select the option "A future date in March or April."

7 - 9p.  "A World Underwater: The Reefs of Belize."   Keith Ellenbogen and Allen Adams.   Museum of Science, Charles Hayden Planetarium.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Poverty, Violence, and the Developing Mind."   A panel discussion.   BWH:  Bornstein Amphitheater, 75 Francis St.  Details, RSVP.

7:30p.  "Design of Resource-Effective Materials, Processes and Systems."   Elsa Olivetti.   Hyatt Regency Cambridge, 575 Memorial Dr.   Details, RSVP.

March 25 - 26.  "Just Food?"   A Forum on Land Use, Rights, and Ecology.   HLS:  Wasserstein Hall.   Details, Registration.

Friday, March 25

8:30a.  "An Animal Biologist Attempts Microbiology: What I learned about multicellularity from Pseudomonas."   Cassandra Extavour.   Harvard:  HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford St.   Details.

11a.  "Robot Self Sufficiency Through On-the-fly Fabrication."   Liyu Wang.   BU:  110 Cummington St, Room 245.   Details.

11:15a.  "Sequence Homology Searches: the future of deciphering the past."   Sean Eddy.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 122.   Details.

Noon.  "Comprehensive Measurements of Atmospheric Organic Carbon: Laboratory and field studies."   Jesse Kroll.   Harvard:  Pierce 100F.   Details.

Noon.  "Searching in Harsh Environments."   Ophir Frieder.   MIT:  E25-401.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Doing Practical Data Science for Social Impact."   Rayid Ghani.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details.

4:15p.  "Chaos and Black Holes."   Juan Maldacena.   Harvard:  Jefferson 250, 17 Oxford St.   Details.

7p.  "Renewable Energy Panel."   A forum.   One Brattle Square, Room 201.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

Saturday, March 26

9:30a.  "Clues to Climate Change."   Richard Primack.   Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract,Registration.

10a.  "Boston VR Devs March Hackathon."   A Meetup.   Tufts:  Halligan 101.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

11a.  "Learning about Biology through Hands-On Experiments."   MIT Museum:  265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

10 - Noon.   "3D Printing with Minecraft."   Eric Haines.   Parts and Crafts, 577 Somerville Ave, Somerville.   Details.

Sunday, March 27

Noon - 3p.  "3D Printing and Design."   MIT Museum:  265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

Monday, March 28

8 - 3p.  "Translational Research."   A symposium.   BU:  George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hall.   Details, Registration.

10:30a.  "Teaching Old Sensors New Tricks."   Mayank Goel.   Northeastern:  366 West Village H.   Details.

Noon.  "Climate Phase Space."   Tobias Bischoff.   MIT:  54-923.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Dexterous Grasping - Representation and Optimization."   Hang Kaiyu.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details.

2p.  "Asian Archaeology: Recent Discoveries and Controversies."   A roundtable.   Harvard:  Center for European Studies, Lower Level Seminar Rm, 27 Kirkland St.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Kings and Their Cities in the Iron Age Levant."   David Schloen.   Harvard:  William James 105, 33 Kirkland.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Many Ways to Understand Pixels."   Philipp Krahenbuhl.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Tiling the Genome: Naming the Parts of Your Genome That Make You You."   Alexander Wait Zaranek.   Harvard:  Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden St.   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "Cyber Security vs. Privacy."   A panel discussion.   Tufts:  Fletcher School, ASEAN Auditorium.   Details.

6p.  "(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies."   A Meetup.   Pivotal, 145 Broadway, 3rd flr, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "The Science of Interstellar."   A discussion.   (The discussion will be followed by a screening of the movie.)   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

7p.  "The Boundaries of the Possible."   Tod Machover and Kevin Esvelt.   MIT:  Bartos Theatre.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

7:30p.  "Ethics, Engineers, and Emissions: A multifaceted look at the VW incident."   A panel discussion.   HLS:  Landell South 272.   Details, Registration.

Tuesday, March 29

11a.  "Tools to Enhance Cortical interneuron function: Lessons from animal models."   Patricio O'Donnell.   McLean Hospital, deMarneffe 132, 115 Mill St, Belmont.   Details.

11:30a.  "New Molecular Based Therapeutic Strategies in AD."   (Which I assume is short for Alzheimer's Disease.)   Bradley Hyman.   MGH - East, 114 16th St, Conference Room D-1, Charlestown.   Details.

Noon.  "Decision-Making and Routing of Information in the Prefrontal Cortex."   Daeyeol Lee.   Harvard:  NW 243.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "The Volcanism, Atmosphere, and Tidal Heating of Io: A Multi-Year Observing Campaign."   Katherine de Kleer.   MIT:  54-517.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Viewing the Active Sun."   Henry "Trae" Winter III.   Harvard Art Museums, Calderwoord Courtyard, 32 Quincy St.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

12:30p.  "Wiring up a circuit to perform computations: Development of direction selectivity."   Marla Feller.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

2p.  "Coming of Age: A Conference on Global Adolescent Health."   A conference.   HMS:  Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Rotunda.   Details, Abstract, Registration.*

3:30p.  "Irreversibility, Information and the Second Law of Thermodynamics at the Nanoscale."   Christopher Jarzynski.   BU:  SCI 109.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "From Protein Folding to Cognition: The Serendipitous Path of Discovery."   Peter Walter.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4p.  "The Ecology of Infectious Diseases: A study of tick-borne pathogens."   Felicia Keesing.   Harvard:  Biolabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "What Does the Golden Ratio Have To Do with Friction?   An Answer Atom by Atom."   Vladan Vuletic.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details.

5:30p.  "Close Calls: Traffic and Trauma in Mumbai."   Harris Solomon.   Tufts:  Cabot 702.   Details.

6:30p.  "Cracking the Egg: Discovering the Bird Inside."   Fred Beall, General Curator, Zoo New England.   East Bridgewater Public Library, Community Room, 32 Union Street, East Bridgewater.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Making a Global Plan for Climate Change."   Henrik Selin.   Belmont Media Center, 9 Lexington St, Belmont.   Details.

7p.  "Maria Sibylla Merian: The First Ecologist?"   Kay Etheridge.   Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

March 30 - 31.   "Designing A Place for Inventing the Future: The MIT Campus, Then, Now, Next."   A symposium.   MIT:  Kresge Auditorium.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, March 30

9a.  "Machine Learning and Human Learning."   A colloquium.   swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway, Cambridge.   This event will be webcast.   Details.

9:30a.  "Building a Social Brain: Genes, Environments and Development."   Laura Germine.   McLean Hospital, de Marneffe 218, 115 Mill St., Belmont.   Details.

Noon.  "The Dispersal of Modern Humans in Asia."   Nichola Zwyns.   Harvard:  Tozzer 203.   Details.

2p.  "Dichotomies of Design in Information Visualization."   Steven Braun.   Northeastern:  Snell library 422.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Human-Centered Robotics."   Sami Haddadin.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Genes, Neurons, Circuits and Behavior: An Integrated Approach in a Compact Brain."   Cornelia Bargmann.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

4p.  "Self-Aggregation of Tropical Convection: How does it work? Does it matter for climate?"   Sandrine Bony.   MIT:  54-915.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "What Does the Golden Ratio Have to do with Friction? An Answer Atom by Atom."   Vladan Vuletic.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details.

5p.  "Ecological Novelty, Old and New: conservation in a post-normal world."   Stephen Jackson, Director, Southwest Climate Science Center.   Harvard Science Center A.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Advanced Realtime Tracking."   Jerry Heneghan.   iZotope, 60 Hampshire St, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Conserving the Great Apes in a Changing World."   Annette Lanjouw.   Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall.   Details.

6p.  "Synthetic Biology: Redesigning Life."   Jim Collins.   Broad Auditorium, 415 Main St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Is Space Weather a Threat to Our Daily Lives?"   Endawoke Yizengaw.   Weston Observatory, 381 Concord Road, Weston.   Details, Reservations.

Thursday, March 31

Noon.  “Building a Neurophysiologic Model of Bipolar Disorde."   Stephen N. Strakowski.   McLean Hospital, Pierce Hall, 115 Mill St, Belmont.   Details.

Noon.  "Genetic Analysis of Circadian and Complex Behavior."   Joseph Takahashi.   Harvard:  NW B103, 52 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Projecting Climate Change Impacts on Global Marine Biodiversity and Fisheries."   William Cheung.   Harvard:  Pierce 100F.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Technologies to Bend the Arc of the Future."   Arati Prabhakar, Director, DARPA.   Tufts:  Fletcher School, Chase Center, Curtis St.   Details, RSVP.

1:30 - 5:30p.  "Robo Madness–The A.I. Explosion."   A forum.   Google, 355 Main Street, 5th Floor Cambridge.   Details, Abtract.

2:50p.  "Attacking the Network Time Protocol."   Sharon Goldberg.   Tufts:  Halligan 102.   Details.

4p.  "Managing Health and Disease Using Omics and Big Data."   Michael Snyder.   MIT:  32-141.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

4p.  "Quantitative Biology: A Fusion Between Physics and Biology."   Terence Hwa.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "High Accuracy Body Part Learning from 3D Depth Images."   Sebastian Pokutta.   MIT:  E51-325.   Details, Abstract.

6p  "Reviving the Ancient Sounds of Mesoamerican Ocarinas."   Jose Cuellar.   Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Switched On."   A conversation about autism.   John Elder Robinson and Alvaro Pascual-Leone.   Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

6:30 - 9p.  "Do It Yourself Planet Hunting."   Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St, Philips Auditorium.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "What's in Your Fish?"   A conversation.   Museum of Science.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Using Technology to Save the World."   Shah Selbe.   Bew England Aquarium, IMAX Theatre.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

*Admission to Harvard's medical area buildings often requires ID issued by a "Harvard Medical School Affiliate".  A list of these institutions can be consulted here.   Persons interested in events in the medical area that are not explicitly public, that have sponsors with whom they have no experience, and who are unsure if their ID will guarantee access, might want to email the contact person cited in the details page and ask.  Inquiries directed at the HMS Dept of Genetics should be emailed to (or 617-432-7666) at least one day before the event.  Events in the medical area that do not carry an asterisk are those that I think are prepared to receive the unaffiliated.