Boston Science and Engineering Lectures Archive

Wednesday, February 1

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

9:30a.  "Mood-Behavioral Dysregulation in Youth."   Jean Frazier.   McLean Hospital:  de Marneffe 218.   Details.

Noon.  "What Automation can do for You: The benefits and pitfalls of automating your microscopy research."   A panel discussion.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

1p.  "The Origin and Structure of Behavioral Variability."   Jan Drugowitsch.   Drugowitsch lab.   Harvard:  Northwest 243.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Delay Discounting and Alcohol Use Disorder: Identifying Associated Endophenotypes."   Suzanne Mitchell.   BU:  Keefer Auditorium.   Details.

2p.  "Modular Neural Architectures for Grounded Language Learning."   Jacob Andreas.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Online Social Integration is Associated with Reduced Mortality Risk."   Will Hobbs.   Northeastern:  177 Huntington, 11th floor.   Details.

4p.  "Towards Greater Autonomy and Safety of UAVs: Collision Recovery for Quadcopters."   Inna Sharf.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Can Carbon Pricing Solve Climate Change: Lessons from climate policy efforts around the world."   Emil Dimantchev.   MIT:  E51-325.   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "The Last Mile in Materials Design: 6 barriers of Separation."   Sadasivan Shankar.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin 119, 33 Oxford St.  Details.

6p.  "Embracing Uncertainty: How our society deals with not knowing and what we can do to prepare for climate change."   Christoph Tries.   MIT:  E52-164.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Eight Flavors."   Sarah Lohman.   Museum of Science, Cahners Theater.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

7p.   "Nurturing the Liberated Landscape."   Larry Weaner.   Cambridge Public Library.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, February 2

9a.  "An Open Discussion on Self-Injury in Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder."   Michael Hollander.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

9a.  "The UV Surface Environment on Young Planets: Implications for Prebiotic Chemistry & Life on Other Worlds."   Sukrit Ranjan.   Naito Laboratory 205, 12 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Networked Cultural Knowledge: Cultural Consensus and Cultural Consonance in Social Networks."   Rosalyn Negron.   Northeastern:  177 Huntington Ave, 11th floor.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Auditory System as the Brain's 'Early Warning' System."   Maria Chait.   Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Meltzer Auditorium, 243 Charles Street   Details.

Noon.  "The Neural Representation of Propositional Attitudes."   Regan Bernhard.   Harvard:  WJH 765.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Use of Multiple Antipsychotics Simultaneously – Is it Ever Useful?"   Dorst Ongur.   McLean Hospital:  Service Building, Pierce Hall.   Details.

2p.  "How to Control the Climate."   David Keith.   MIT:  NW17-218.   Details, Abstract.

Friday, February 3

8:30a.  "The News from the RNA World."   Steve Lory.   Harvard:  24 Oxford St., Room 310.   Details.

Noon.  "Reactive Gases in the Global Atmosphere Watch Network."   Detlev Helmig.   Harvard:  Pierce 100F.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Big Data to Tackle Urban Challenges."   Marta Gonzalez.   BU:  PHO 211, 8 St. Mary's St.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Can We At Least Agree on Science?"   Michael Macy.   Northeastern:  177 Huntington, 11th floor.   Details, Abstract.   Please bring photo id.

6p.  "Women in Data Science."   A conference.   Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health."   David Montgomery and Anne Biklé.   Harvard Coop, Level 3.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, February 4

10a.  "Your Developing Brain."   MIT:  Kresge Auditorium.   Details.

2p.  "Capturing Feathers, Fur, and Scales with Pencil and Paper."   Erica Beade.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

9 - 11:30a.  "Conifer Adaptations."   Nancy Sableski.   Anrold Arboretum, Hunnewell Bldg.   Details.

Sunday, February 5

1p.  "Tracks and Signs: Unfolding a Story."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Monday, February 6

Noon.  "Analyzing Text to Extract Information about Gene-Drug Interactions."   Russ Altman.   Tufts:  Anderson Hall, Nelson Auditorium.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Exploring Planetary Differentiation Through an Isotopic Lens."   Anat Shahar.   Harvard:  Geological Museum 102.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Great Swap: Addressing Climate Change with a Carbon Tax."   Joseph Aldy.   HKS:  Belfer Bldg, Bell Hall, 79 JFK St.   Details.

12:10p.  "Causes and Consequences of Pollinator Foraging Behavior."   Heather Briggs.   Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Lecture Hall.   Details.

12:15p.  "What is a Whale Stock? And Other Moral Questions in Large Cetacean Management."   Les Beldo.   Harvard:  CGIS Knafel Building, K262.   Details.

4p.  "Genetic Evidence for a Neuro-immune Mechanism in Schizophrenia."   Steve McCarroll.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

4p.  "Metal-Organic Frameworks for Energy Applications."   Joseph Hupp.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

4p.  "Opportunities and Perils in Data Science."   Alfred Spector.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Slicing the Gordian Knot: A bounding analysis for age-period-cohort models."   Christopher Winship.   Harvard:  Center for Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street.   Details. Abstract.

6p.  "From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds."   Daniel C. Dennett.   Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St.   Details.

6:30p.  "How to Find an Inhabited Exoplanet."   David Charbonneau.   The Burren, 247 Elm, Somerville.   Details.

6:45p.  "IoT Central: Internet of Things."   Maciej Kranz.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Tuesday, February 7

10a.  "Segmenting, Connecting, and Recalling Events."   Christopher Baldassano.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

Noon - 6p.  "Autism as an Embodied and Sociocultural Entity."   Andrea Crespo.   Film premier and opening of a drawing exhibit.   MIT:  E15.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.   "Bottom-up Constitutionalism: The Case of Net Neutrality."   Christoph Graber.   HLS:  Wasserstein Hall 2036.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.   This event will be webcast.

Noon.  "Chasing Water: Lagrangian Tracking of Tracers, Plastic and Plankton Through the Global Ocean."   Erik van Sebille.   MIT:  54-915.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Highly Conserved Yet Remarkably Flexible: Leaf pigments, their roles in photoprotection and their detection at multiple scales."   Barry Logan.   Harvard:  Herbarium Seminar Room, 22 Divinity Ave.   Details.

Noon.  "Looking Forward: The Next Generation of Biosimilars."   A panel discussion.   HLS:  Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East A (2036), 1585 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Encounters with Influenza in Wild Animal Hosts."   Jon Runstadler.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

1p.  "Dynamic Drawings for Communication & Design."   Rubaiat Habib.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Industrial Mobile Robots Transforming Manufacturing and Logistics."   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

4p.  "ALGORAND: The True Public Ledger."   Silvio Micali.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Cosmology with Shadows in the Microwave Sky."   Nick Battaglia.   MIT:  37-252.   Details.

4p.  "Immunotherapy: What’s Genes Got to do With it?"   Timothy Chan.   Dana-Farber:  Jimmy Fund Auditorium.   Details.*

4p.  "Longevity Mechanisms in Long-Lived Rodents."   Vera Gorbunova.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4p.  "The Merger-Free Co-Evolution of Galaxies and their Supermassive Black Holes."   Brooke Simmons.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details.

5:30p.  "Electric Power Grid Reliability in a New Era of Energy Development and an Introduction to the Pitt Energy GRID Institute."   Gregory Reed.   MIT:  66-110.  Details, Abstract, Registration.

6 - 8p.  "3D Printing intro."   Fabville, 81 Highland Avenue, Somerville.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  "Cloud Computing."   John Conway.   Plus a panel discussion.   Vertex Pharmaceuticals, 50 Northern Avenue, Boston.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Is it OCD or an Eating Disorder?"   Jennifer Alosso.   McLean:  de Marneffe 132.   Details.

7p.  "The Minerals and Shells of Africa?."   Harvard Geological Museum, 24 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, February 8

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

Noon.  "Experimental and Theoretical Assays of the Genotype to Phenotype Map."   Fyodor Kondrashov.   HMS:  NRB 350.   Details.*

Noon.   "Time is up for Socio-Economic Models of Early Humans: Recent Discoveries at Olduvai Gorge."   Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo.   Harvard:  Tozzer 203.   Details.

4p.  "Exploring the Viral Universe and the Panviral Proteome."   James Pipas.   MIT:  56-114.   Details.

4p.  "Seeing the Birth of an RNA Molecule."   Jeff Gelles.   Harvard:  Fay House, Sheer Room, 10 Garden St.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Toward an Inflammation-Related Subtype of Autism Spectrum Disorder."   Christopher J. McDougle.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "Finding New Electronic Materials."   Robert Cava.   MIT:  4-370.   Details.

4:15p.   "The Welfare Effects of Nudges: A Case Study of Energy Use Social Comparisons."   Hunt Allcott.   HKS:  Littauer 382.   Details.

4:30p.  "Frugal Innovations for a Developing World."   Bill Thies.   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "A Great Solar Cell has to be a Great LED: So what's wrong with subsidized solar panels?"   Eli Yablonovitch.   MIT:  66-110.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   A recording of this seminar will be made available on about a week after the event.

5p.  "Air Quality in Megacities: From Mexico City to Beijing."   Mario J. Molina.   Harvard:  Science Center C.   Details.

Thursday, February 9

10a.  "Unveiling the Computational Substrates of Human Decision-Making with Intracranial Recordings."   Ignacio Saez.   MIT:  46-3189.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "Occlusion-Aware Face Image Analysis."   Bernhard Egger.   MIT:  32-D451.   Details, Abstract.   This talk has been postponed until Friday, February 10, at 11am.

CANCELLED.  Noon.  "Prediction as Organizing Framework for Vision."   David Cox.   Harvard:  William James Hall 765.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.   "Of Mice and Men: Emerging Infectious Disease in a Warmer, More Fragmented World."   Richard Ostfeld.   HSPH:  FXB G13, 677 Huntington Ave.   Details, Abstract.*

Noon.  "Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Relation to Biopsychosocial Stress."   Robert-Paul Juster.   Brandeis:  International Lounge, Usdan.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Catching the Flu in the Act: Quantifying Influenza: A Virus Assembly and Organization Using Multispectral Viral Strains."   Michael Vahey.   MIT:  32-141.   Details.

4p.  "How to Speak Borderline: A Live Demonstration."   Karen Adler.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

4p.  "Shared Neural Mechanisms of Fear and Habit: Translation to PTSD and Addiction."   Kerry Ressler.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Developmental Basis of Mammalian Evolution."   Karen Sears.   The Sears Lab.   Harvard:  BioLabs Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Type-Driven Program Synthesis."   Nadia Polikarpova.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "Space, Time, and Reality."   Brian Greene.   Harvard:  Knafel Center, 10 Garden St.   Details.

5:15p.  "Using Data to Predict Fate: Future Insight or Folly?"   A conference.   Harvard:  William James Hall B1.   Details.

6 - 8:30p.  "Demystifying Bitcoin."   Michael Casey.   Workbar Boston, 711 Atlantic Ave, downstairs(Near South Station).   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

6p.  "Editing Our Genes: should We Enhance Ourselves or Not?"   A Dialogue.   Tufts:  DeWick Conference Room, 25 Latin Way, Somerville.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

8p.  "Update: New Horizons Mission to Pluto."   Kelly Beatty.   Center for Astrophysics:  Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden St.   Details, Abstract.

February 10 - 20.  "The 42nd Boston Science Fiction Film Festival."   Somerville Theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Friday, February 10

1p.  "Community Structure in Complex Networks."   Santo Fortunato.   Northeastern University:  177 Huntington Ave., 11th floor.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "On the Forgetting of College Academics and the Role of Learning Engineering in Building Expertise."   Brian Subirana and Bror Saxberg.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, February 11

10 - 4p.  "I 'Heart' Science."   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details.

Monday, February 13

10 - 4p.  "I (Heart) Science."   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract.

11:30a.  "Perpetually Enhancing Human Learning through Collaborative, Dynamic, Personalized Experimentation."   Joseph Jay Williams.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin 119.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Fault Zone Temperature Rise During Earthquakes."   Heather Savage.   Harvard:  Geological Museum 102.   Details, Abstract.

12:10p.  "Darwin’s 'Damned Land', A.K.A. Patagonia: A paleo(neo)botanist’s paradise."   M. Alejandra Gandolfo-Nixon.   Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Lecture Hall.   Details.

12:30p.  "Phenotype Driven Genomic Analysis."   Peter Robinson.   HMS:  Countway Library, Minot Room.   Details.

3p.  "Getting started in Digital Humanities: A brief overview."   Vika Zafrin.   BU:  Mugar Library, Estrin Room, 771 Commonwealth Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This event will repeat on 2/14 at 10 AM.

4p.  "Chaperone-Mediated Protein Folding: mechanisms and pathways."   Franz-Ulrich Hartl.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4p.  "Predicting Experimental Results: who knows what?"   Stefano DellaVigna.   MIT:  E62-650.   Details.

5p.  "Debrief Nepal: Reflections on an In-Country Rapid Planning Exercise on Earthquake Preparedness."   A panel discussion.   Harvard:  CGIS South S030, 1730 Cambridge St.   Details, Abstract.

6 - 9p.  "Boston Kubernetes Meetup."   Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive.   Details.

6p.  "The Good Road: Conscience and Consciousness in a Postrevolutionary Mayan Village."   Carlota McAllister.   Harvard:  Peabody 12.   Details.

Tuesday, February 14

9:30a.  "Neural Circuits for Making Predictions."   David Schneider.   MIT:  46-3189.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "Can Machine Learning Decode Emotional Valence, Clinical State, and Antidepressant Signatures in fMRI Data?"   Daniel Barron.   McLean Hospital:  deMarneffe 132, 115 Mill St.   Details.

11a.  "Robust and Risk-Sensitive Planning via Contraction Theory and Convex Optimization."   Sumeet Singh.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

11:45a.  "Epidermal Electronic and Microfluidic Systems."   John Rogers.   Harvard:  Geological Museum 102.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "A Phylogenetic Regionalization of the Flora of North America."   Barnabas Daru.   Harvard:  Herbarium Seminar Room, 22 Divinity.   Details.

Noon.  "Hyperloop Law: Autonomy, Infrastructure, and Transportation Startups."   Marvin Ammori.   HLS:  Wasserstrin B010.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.   This event will be webcast.

Noon.  "Putting Marine Plant Diversity on the Map: Phylogenetic Biogeography in the World’s Oceans."   Barnabas Daru.   Harvard:  Herbarium Seminar Room, 22 Divinity Ave.   Details.

Noon.  "Tissue Flow Genetics: Using cartography to explore stresses shaping complex organs."   Sebastian Streichan.   Harvard:  Northwest B-103.   Details.

2:30p.  "Sophisticated Batteryless Sensing."   Josiah Hester.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details.

4p.  "New Probes of Old Structure: Cosmology with 21cm Intensity Mapping and the Cosmic Microwave Background."   Laura Newburgh.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Secrets of the Human Genome."   Eric Lander.   MIT:  10-250.   Details.

4p.  "The Power of Single Cells: Tumor Heterogeneity and Ecosystem."   Dana Pe'er.   Dana-Farber:  Jimmy Fund Auditorium.   Details.

6:30p.  "Plankton: The Humble Base of the Ocean Ecosystem."   Christopher Bowler.   Belmont Media Center, 9 Lexington, Belmont.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation."   Randall Fuller.   Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

7:30p.  "Population Biology and Biological Control of Winter Moth in New England."   Joe Elkinton.   Harvard:  MCZ 101.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, February 15

9:30a.  "Cortico-Hippocampal Systems Involved in Memory and Emotion."   Maureen Ritchey.   McLean Hospital:  de Marneffe 218.   Details.

11a.  "Machine Vision Trends for 2017 and the Future."   David Dechow.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

11:30p.  "Functional Interpretation of Genomes Using Biological Networks."   Kasper Lage.   MIT:  32-G575.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "5G: What Does it Mean for Radio Front-End Developers?"   Stephen J. Kovacic.   MIT:  34-101.   Details.   More.

3:30p.  "Molecular Design of Soft Matters as Anticancer Therapeutics or Active Materials."   Bing Xu.   MIT:  56-114.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Detecting Malware Callouts in Realtime Network Traffic."   Domenic Puzio.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Human Brain Networks Subserving Cognitive and Affective Function: Normal individual variability, aging, and neurodegeneration."   Brad Dickerson.   MIT:  46-3310.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Is Epigenetics Inherited?"   Karin B. Michels.   Harvard:  Fay House, Sheer Room, 10 Garden St.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Mercury’s Magnetic Field: Stories from the Planet, Present and Past."   Catherine L. Johnson.   MIT:  54-915.   Details.

4p.  "Robotic Exploration and Sampling of the Midwater Ocean."   Dana Yoerger.   Harvard:  60 Oxford St., Room 330.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "Holographic Computational Complexity."   Adam Brown.   MIT:  6C-442.   Details.

4:15p.  "Shedding Light: Understanding Energy Efficiency and Electricity Reliability."   Robyn Meeks.   HKS:  Littauer 382.   Details.

5:30p.  "Bursting Bubbles and the Search for Invisible Droplets."   James Bird.   Harvard:  Pierce Hall 301.   Details.   Abstract.

6p.  "Why Software Sucks."   David Platt.   HealthcareSource, 100 Sylvan Road, Suite 100, Woburn.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Lego-Style Construction of Future Therapeutics From DNA."   William Shih.   Shih Lab.   Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 Kendall St.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

6:30p.  "Linux Backups."   Brian DeLacey.   MIT:  E51-325.   Details.

7p.  "AAAS Science Film Showcase."   Coolidge Theater.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Seeds"   A documentary.   Museum of Science.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

February 16 - 20.  "AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting."   Hynes Convention Center.   Details.

Thursday, February 16

8 - 7p.  "Abnormal Excitability as Determinant of Nervous System Disease."   A conference.   HMS:  Armenise Amphitheater, 210 Longwood Ave.   Details.   Entry requires pre-registration.

8:30 - 11:30a.  "Cybersecurity & AI Get Real: Attacks. Players. Solutions."   A workshop.   MIT:  1 Main St., Industry Meeting Center, 12th floor.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Boys/Young Men and Borderline Personality Disorder: What We Know and Don’t Know."   Alan E. Fruzzetti.   McLean Hospital, Service Building, Pierce Hall.   Details.

Noon.  "Evidence for General-Purpose Default Representations of Possibility."   Jonathan Phillips.   Harvard:  William James Hall 765.   Details, Abstract.

12:15p.  "Why Nuclear Energy Programs Rarely Lead to Proliferation."   Nicholas L. Miller.   HKS:  Littauer L369.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Engineering Bioactive Materials for Islet Transplantation."   Cherie Stabler.   Wyss Institute, Room 521, 3 Blackfan Circle.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Situated Natural Language Interaction in Uncertain and Open Worlds."   Thomas Williams.   Tufts:  Halligan 209.   Details, Abstract.

1 - 6p.  "The Future of Transportation, a Boston View."   Dry Dock.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

3p.  "The Role of the Computing Community Consortium In Advancing Audacious Computing Research."   Elizabeth Mynatt.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Towards a Theory of Fairness in Machine Learning."   Jamie Morgenstern.   MIT:  34-401A.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Components and Computations for Building Adaptive Maps of Space."   Lisa Giocomo.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Efficient Scalable Algorithms for Adaptive Data Collection."   Kevin Jamieson.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Knowing Where You Are."   Lisa Giocomo.   Giocomo Lab.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The First Five Years of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station: Unlocking the Secrets of the Cosmos."   Sam Ting.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "Random Number Generation with Multiple Streams for Sequential and Parallel Computing."   Pierre L'Ecuyer.   MIT:  E51-335.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Authoritarian and Democratic Data Science in an Experimenting Society."   J. Nathan Matias.   MIT:  56-114.   Details.

5p.  "Rejection Sensitivity in BPD."   Claire Brickell.   McLean Hospital:  Service Bldg, Pierce Hall.   Details.

6p.  "Artificial Intelligence & Bias: Past, Present & Future."   A forum.   HKS:  JFK Jr. Forum.   Details.

6p.  "I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us."   Ed Yong.   Harvard:  Geological Museum 100, 24 Oxford St.   Details.

CANCELLED.  6p.  "Symbiosis and the Evolution of Life in the Ocean."   Peter R. Girguis.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "The Great Transition" and "The Methane Question" will be shown, followed by a panel discussion.   HKS:  Belfer Building, Starr Auditorium.   Details, RSVP.

7p.  "Systematic: How Systems Biology is Transforming Modern Medicine."   James R. Valcourt.   Harvard Coop.   Details.

7:30p.  "Gravitational Waves FOUND."   Rainer Weiss.   Center for Astrophysics:  Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden St.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

Friday, February 17

8:30a.  "Some Physical Aspects of Bacterial Swarms, and Biofilms."   L. Mahadevan.   Marvard:  24 Oxford, Room 310.   Details.

9 - 5p.  "The Rise of the Quantified Athlete: An Experiential Forum on the Future of Athletic Performance."   A Conference.   Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave., Boston.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

Noon.  "Quantitative Analysis of Socio-Affective Dynamics in Autism Using Interpersonal Physiology."   Oliver Wilder-Smith.   MIT:  46-6011.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Boltzmann And The Lattice: A Very Happy Computational Marriage."   Sauro Succi.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Electrically Controlled Qubits in Silicon."   Sieu Ha.   MIT:  36-462.  Details.

4p.  "Sun Moon Earth: The history of solar eclipses from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets."   Tyler Nordgren.   MIT:  54-100.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, February 18

8:30 - 5p.  "DataRescue Boston."   This event is focused on identifying, downloading, processing, and mirroring federal research data at risk of being taken down or obscured.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  ""Sciences at a Deep Underground Observatory in Kamioka."   Takaaki Kajita.   Harvard:  Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

February 19 - 25.   The Museum of Science celebrates National Engineers Week with "... a variety of Design Challenges plus an exciting array of additional fun, hands-on engineering-themed programming throughout our Exhibit Halls".   Museum of Science.   Details.

February 20 - 25.  "Fab Fest."   The MIT Museum celebrates National Engineers week with hands-on activities, workshops, and tours.   This year's theme is Assembly Required.   Details, Abstracts, Registration.

Monday, February 20

10 - 1p.  "How to Build a Better Mousetrap."   MIT Museum.   Details.

Noon.  "The KINGS of Africa’s Digital Economy."   Eric Osiakwan.   Harvard:  Berkman Klein Center, 2nd flr, 23 Everett St.   Details, RSVP.   This event will be webcast.

Tuesday, February 21

9:30a.  "Distinct Timescales of Information Processing across Cortex."   Caroline Runyan.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "Mitochondrial Alterations in the Prefrontal Cortex of Schizophrenia Subjects."   Jill R. Glausier.   McLean:  deMarneffe 132.   Details.

Noon.  "A Few New Perspectives on Humanity and Earth’s Climate."   David Archer.   MIT:  54-923.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Ethnophytotechnology: Harnessing the Drug Discovery Potential of Ethnobotany with Biotechnology."   John De La Parra.   Harvard:  Herbarium Seminar Room, 22 Divinity Ave.   Details.

Noon.   "Internet Designers as Policy-Makers."   Sandra Braman.   HLS:  Wasserstein B010.   Details, RSVP.   This event will be webcast.

12:30p.  "Bayesian Poisson Tensor Decomposition for International Relations."   Hanna Wallach.   Northeastern,:  Network Science Institute, 177 Huntington Ave.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Next Steps in Planetary Exploration: Lucy and Psyche."   Richard Binzel and Ben Weiss.   MIT:  54-517.   Details, Abstract.

1:30p.  "Downwind of the Flames: Investigating the Impact of Wildfires on U.S. Air Quality."   Emily Fischer.   Harvard:  Pierce 100F.   Details.

2p.  "Extreme Crowdsourcing: From Balloons to Ethics."   Iyad Rahwan.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

2:30p.  "Architecture Support for Scripting the Cloud."   Vijay Reddi.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details, Abstract.

2:30p.  "The New Relationship between Inflation and Gravitational Waves."   Tomohiro Fujita.   Tufts:  574 Boston Ave, Room 310, Medford.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Information Processing in the Olfactory System."   David Zwicker.   Harvard:  Lyman 425.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Antisocial Computing: Explaining and Predicting Negative Behavior Online."   Justin Cheng.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Ban the Box, Criminal Records, and Statistical Discrimination: A Field Experiment."   Amanda Agan.   MIT:  E62-650.   Details.

4p.  "Tracing the Cosmic Shutdown of Star Formation in Massive Galaxies."   Kate Whitaker.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Internet Technology and Privacy."   A forum.   Location TBA.   Details, Registration.

5p.  "Life Changing Bacon: Transgression as Desire in Contemporary American Tastes."   Brad Weiss.   Tufts:  48 Professors Row, CHAT Seminar Room.   Details.

6p.  "The New World of Coffee and Cacao."   Matthew Block.   BU:  808 Commonwealth Ave, Room 117.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "'sea2shore: The Renewable Link' project aka offshore Block Island Wind Farm."   Kathryn "Kat" Cox-Arslan, Director, Transmission Commercial Services, National Grid.   National Grid, Valley A&B, 40 Sylvan Rd.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "Toward an Urban Ecology."   Kate Orff.   Harvard:  Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Pursuing Sustainability along Crowded Coastlines."   Stephen Scyphers.   Northeastern:  Marine Science Center. Morphy Bunker.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, February 22

10a.  "Probabilistic Methods for Human Genetics and Disease Circuitry."   Yue Li.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details.

11:30p.  "Accelerating Precision Cancer Medicine through Clinical Computational Oncology."   Eliezer Van Allen.   MIT:  32-G575.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Efficacious Objects and Improvisational Practice: The Affordances of 'Ornaments' in Banda, Ghana."   Ann Stahl.   Harvard:  Tozzer 203.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Quantifying Tradeoffs Between Fairness and Accuracy in Online Learning."   Aaron Roth.   MIT:  32-G575.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Sophos - Forward Secure Searchable Encryption."   Raphael Bost.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Why are There No Short-Circuits in Microvascular Networks?"   Marcus Roper.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "Poverty Traps, Resilience, and Coupled Human-Natural Systems."   Christopher B. Barrett.   Harvard Science Center A, 1 Oxford St.   Details.

7p.  "Nature's Temples: Complex Old Growth Forests."   Joan Maloof.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction."   A film followed by a panel discussion.   New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "The Wild West of Data-Driven Design."   Alex Engel.   American Twine Bldg, 222 Third St, #4000, Cambridge.   Details.

Thursday, February 23

7:45a.  "Learning from the Past to Understand the Future of Ocean Ecosystems."   Chris Bowler.   Harvard Club, Washington Room, 374 Commonwealth.   Details.

10a.  "Developing Therapeutic Hypotheses in Neurodegeneration."   Will Chen.   HMS:  Warren Alpert 563.   Details.*

11a.  "Crossing the Second Translational Research Valley of Death-A Lesson from Tumor Classification in the Molecular Era."   David Louis.   MIT:  1-190.   Details.

Noon.  "Deep Learning 101."   Andrew Beam.   HMS:  Countway Library, 5th flr, 10 Shattuck St.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "It's Not Just What You Said, but Why (I Think) You Said It: Psychological Constraints on Linguistic Meaning."   Pooja Paul.   Harvard:  William James Hall 765.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "TMS for the Treatment of Depression: 8-Year Experience."   Oscar G. Morales.   McLean Hospital:  Service Building, Pierce Hall.   Details.

12:30p.  "Adventures in the RNA World, Past, Present and Future."   Daniel Herschlag.   HMS:  C-114.   Details.   Non-harvard affiliated guests please email to confirm attendance.

1 - 5:30p.  "New Insights in ALS Research."   A conference.   HMS:  Armenise Amphitheater, 210 Longwood.   Details.*

3p.  "Towards a Better Understanding of Non-Convex Methods in Machine Learning."   Tengyu Ma.   MIT:  34-401A.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Playing Newton: Learning Equations of Motion from Data."   Ilya Nemenman.   Brandeis:  Abelson 229.   Details.

4p.  "Night and Day: Why is air quality in the San Joaquin Valley so persistently bad?"   Christopher Cappa.   MIT:  48-316.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Quantum Gas in a Box."   Zoran Hadzibabic.   Hadzibabic-Smith Group.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Safe Machine Learning."   Philip Thomas.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details.

4p.  "Search for High-Performance Earth-Abundant Thin-Film Photovoltaic Materials."   David Mitzi.   MIT:  6-104.   Details.

4p.  "Why Poorly Known Taxa are Critical to Understanding Animal Evolution."   Casey Dunn.   Dunn Lab.   Harvard:  BioLabs Main Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Meeting Future Food Needs: The Global Food System Under Climate Change."   Shenggen Fan.   Harvard Science Center D.   Details.

6p.  "Deep Learning and Apache Spark."   A Meetup.   Anchor Room 121, 50 Milk St, Boston.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

6 - 9p.  "Re-Inventing Bone Surgery."   Philippe Cattin.   swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  "Sacred Nation: Chinese Museums and the Legacy of Empire."   Magnus Fiskesjö.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Attention Disruption Disorder."   Michael Rock.   Harvard:  Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Patterning your Diet: The science of weight loss."   Megan McCrory.   The Burren, 247 Elm, Somerville.   Details.

7p.  "This Land."   Laura McPhee and Taylor Perron.   List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames St, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

February 24 - 26.  "Sex on the Margins: Navigating Religious, Social, and Natural Scientific Models of Sex Differences."   A Conference.   BU, 745 Commonwealth Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Friday, February 24

11a.  "Interpretable and Scalable Deep Learning."   Jimmy Ba.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Computer Vision for Connectomics."   Toufiq Parag.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

12:30 - 4p.  "Global Food + 2017 Symposium."   Harvard:  CGIS South S010.   Details, Abstract.

12:45p.  "The Interplay of Genes and Environment in Complex Disease Susceptibility."   Josee Dupuis.   BUSM:  L-210.   Details.

4:15p.  "New Worlds, New Discoveries: A major leap in the search for life beyond our solar system."   Michael Gillon and Julien de Wit.   MIT:  54-100.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future."   Joi Ito and Jeff Howe.   Harvard Book Store.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, February 25

9 - 12:30p.  "A Mini-Symposium presented by The Harvard Program in Biophysics."   Harvard:  Dudley House, Lehman Hall, Graduate Common Room.   Details.

9:30 - 12:30p.  "Introduction to BeeKeeping."   Bill Perkins, Boston Area Beekeepers Association.   Boston Nature Center:    Details, Abstract, Registration.

1p.  "Tree Architecture."   Andrew Gapinski.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Sunday, February 26

Noon.  "Kinetic Sculptures."   MIT Museum.   Details.

1p.  "Natural Papermaking."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Rdd, :    Details, Abstract, Registration.

1p.  "Tree Spotters."   Citizen Science Training Session.   Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  "The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show Report."   Ken Wacks and Alvin Foster.   BU:  Life Science & Engineering Bldg 103, 24 Cummington Mall.   Details, Abstract.

Monday, February 27

Noon.  "Volatile Cycling and Environmental Change on Early Mars."   Bethany L. Ehlmann.   Harvard:  Geological Museum 102.   Details, Abstract.

12:10p.  "My Adventures with Charles Darwin."   Karen James.   Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Lecture Hall.   Details.

12:15p.  "Genetic Approaches to Brain Circuit Mapping and Cell Type Characterization."   Hongkui Zeng.   BCH:  Enders Bldg, Folkman Auditorium.   Details.

12:30p.  "The 21st Century Cures Act: Implications for Research and Drug Development."   A forum.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be webcast.

1:30p.  "Socially Interactive Robots for Pediatric Therapy."   Ayanna Howard.   Northeastern:  Raytheon Amphitheater  Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Behavioral Science and Nudges: Environmental Protection and Sustainability."   Cass Sunstein.   MIT:  E15-070.   Details.

3p.  "Introduction to Text Manipulation and Visualization."   Vika Zafrin.   BU:  Mugar Library, Estrin Room, 771 Commonwealth Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This event will repeat on 2/28 at 10 AM.

4:15p.  "Bodies of Lenin: Biochemistry of communist futures."   Alexei Yurchak.   Harvard:  Tozzer 203.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "The Tragic Tale of the Mathematician Ramanujan."   Ramamurti Shankar.   Harvard:  Jefferson 250.   Details.

5p.  "The Frontiers of Tsunami Hydrodynamics."   Costas Synolakis.   MIT:  1-190.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "From Practice Room to Lecture Hall: How Science Learning and Music Learning Connect."   Logan McCarty.   Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "Automation and Preparing for a 21st Century Workforce."   Speaker TBA.   BU:  725 Commonwealth Ave, Room 224.   Details.

7p.  "Course 0: Science, Religion, and Astronomy."   Aaron Adair.   MIT:  4-270.   Details.

February 28 - March 1.  "COMSOL Multiphysics Intensive Training."   A course in a proprietary physics simulator.   COMSOL, Inc., 100 District Avenue, Burlington.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Tuesday, February 28

11a.  "Deep Learning for Robot Navigation and Perception."   Wolfram Burgard.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "Maternal Factors Promote Autism-like Behaviors in Offspring."   Jun Huh.   McLean Hospital:  deMarneffe 132, 115 Mill St.   Details.

11a.  "Rare Disease Day: Patient Involvement in Research"   Massachusetts State House.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Human Language as a Code for Thought."   Ev Fedorenko.   Mass Eye & Ear:  Meltzer Auditorium, 243 Charles.   Details.

Noon.  "The Development of Brain Regions for Thinking about the Internal States of Others."   Hilary Richardson.   MIT:  46-3189.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Robotics and Wearables."   Joseph Paradiso and Jonathan Rossiter.   An Interactive Workshop.   MIT:  E52, 6th floor, Samberg Conference Center.   Details, Tickets.

1p.  "Hydroelectric Power and Indigenous Health in the North."   Elsie Sunderland.   Harvard Global Health Institute, 42 Church St.   Details.

2:30p.  "AI and Machine Learning."   Andrei Barbu and Sean O heigeartaigh.   A discussion.   MIT:  E52, 6th flr, Samberg Conference Center.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

2:30p.  "Biomedical Insights."   Steven Monroe Lipkin and Winston Yan.   A discussion.   MIT:  E52, 6th flr, Samberg Conference Center.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

2:30p.  "Dissipation During Inflation."   Marco Peloso.   MIT:  6C-442.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "A Systems Approach to Human Immunology and Tumor Immunity."   Nir Hacohen.   HMS:  Jimmy Fund Auditorium.   Details.

4p.  "Bacterial Quorum Sensing and Its Control."   Bonnie Bassler.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4p.  "How to Find Dark Matter."   Bjoern Penning.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details.

4p.  "The Physics and Astrophysics of Merging Neutron-Star Binaries."   Luciano Rezzolla.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "Sensitive Periods in Affective Development: Nonlinear maturation of fear learning."   Francis Lee.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080.   Details, Registration.

4:30p.  "The Health Policies of the New Administration: Applying the Epidemiology of Politics."   Daniel M. Fox.   BU:  Instructional Bldg, 72 East Concord St.   Details, Registration.   Live-Streaming Available During Event.

5p.  "Focus on Rare Disease: solving the genomic puzzle."   A conference.   Broad Institute.   Details, Registration.   Agenda.

6 - 9p.  "Creating a European Research Infrastructure to Decode the Human Brain."   Christoph Ebell.   swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway, Cambridge.   Details.

6p.  "Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality."   Meryl Alper.   The MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6 - 8p.  "Motorcars brought to you by Parts and Crafts."   Fabville, 81 Highland Avenue, Somerville.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  "Quantum Computers and Philosophy of Science."   Paola Cappellaro and Brad Skow.   MIT Museum.   Details.

6p.  "The Opioid Epidemic: What Happens Next and Who Will Decide?"   Jonathan Garlick:  Tisch College, Dewick Cafeteria Conference Room, 25 Latin Way.   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.