Boston Science and Engineering Lectures Archive

Monday, May 1

8:30 - 6:30p.  "Digital Regulation of Everyday Life."   A conference.   Northeastern:  Raytheon Amphitheater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

11a.  "Early Universe Cosmology with Large-Scale Structure."   Nishant Agrawal.   Brandeis:  Abelson 307.   Details.

12:10p.  "Swiss Landscape Architect Dieter Kienast´s Love for Spontaneous Urban Vegetation."   Anette Freytag.   Arnold Arboretum:  Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre St.   Details.

12:15p.  "The Utility of the Future."   Ignacio Perez-Arriaga.   HKS:  Belfer Bldg, Bell Hall.   Details.

1p.  "Data Trust and Innovation at DHS Cyber Security Division."   Erin Kenneally, Program Manager, Cyber Security Division, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details.

2p.  "Autophagy and Neurodegeneration."   David Rubinsztein.   HMS:  Goldenson 122, 220 Longwood Ave.   Details.*

3p.  "The Next 700 Transaction Processing Engine."   Anastasia Ailamaki.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "The Origins of the Origins of Life."   Sophia Roosth.   Harvard:  Geological Museum 102.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "DNA origami: Building at the Nanoscale."   Tom Gerling.   Dietz lab.   Brandeis:  Abelson 229.   Details.

4p.  "Learning to Write Code, Automatically."   Vijayaraghavan Murali.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "MIT Water Innovation Prize."   MIT:  Media Lab, 75 Amherst St, 6th flr.   Details, RSVP.

6:30p.  "The Engineering of Transportation Infrastructure: Processes, Strategies & Politics."   Andy Card and Ray LaHood.   Tufts:  Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop St.   Details.

6:30p.  "The Future of Nature: The Energy We Need."   A panel discussion.   Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

Tuesday, May 2

11p.  "Robotic Manipulation Without Geometric Models."   Robert Platt.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Striatal Circuitry for Reward Seeking Behavior."   Ilana Witten.   Harvard:  Northwest 243.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Tidal Tomography: New Insights into Earth's Deep Mantle Buoyancy."   Harriet Lau.   MIT:  54-209.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Beyond Reinforcement Learning in Worms and Birds."   Ilya Nemenman- Emory.   Harvard:  Lymna 425.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Gemstone Gallery Tour."   Raquel Alonso-Perez.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Telemedicine: Addressing Regulatory Complexities."   Lisa Robin.   MIT:  66-144.   Details, Abstract.   This event wll be streamed.

4p.  "Engineering Stem Cell Therapies for Heart Repair."   Ke Cheng.   Wyss Institute, Room 330, 66 Oxford Street.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Getting through the Cell Cycle, One Step at a Time."   Dave Morgan.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4p.  "The Restoration of Early Sound Recordings using Optical Metrology and Image Analysis."   Carl Haber.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details.

6p.  "The Evolution and Migration of the Irish Potato Famine Pathogen."   Jean Beagle Ristaino.   Harvard Science Center D.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "OCD Treatment for Kids & Teens."   Laura Ferrer and Adam Reid.   McLean Hospital, de Marneffe 132.   Details.

Wednesday, May 3

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

9:30a.  "Predicting Suicide in College Students."   Phillippe Mortier.   McLean Hospital:  de Marneffe 218.   Details.

All Day.  "Size Matters: The Long History of Compression and Storage."   A conference.   Harvard:  Barker 133.   Details, Registration.

11a.  "Machine Learning Applications for Earth Observation."   David J. Lary.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Reveals About Who We Really Are."   Seth Stephens-Davidowitz.   HBS:  Cutting Conference Room.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Getting the Best Data from your Cells: From tissue culture to final analysis."   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Pastoralism on the Periphery? Tracing Early Herders in Tanzania."   Mary Prendergast.   Harvard:  Tozzer 203.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "This Is Your Brain on Drugs: Psychedelics in Clinical Science and Literature."   Charlotte Harrison and Nate Greenslit.   Tufts:  Chase Center, Carmichael Hall.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "ApoE and Alzheimer’s Disease: Genes, Pathogenesis and New Treatments."   Steve Paul, President, CEO, Voyager Therapeutics,Inc.   BU:  Keefer E-111.   Details.

2p.  "Makerspaces in Libraries."   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

4p.  "Global Sustainable Bioenergy."   A panel discussion.   HKS:  Belfer Bldg, BL-1.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

4p.  "Hurricane/Climate Interactions in the Common Era: A Tempestuous Two Millennia."   Jeff Donnelly.   MIT:  54-915.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Towards Better Planning of Shared Mobility."   Z. Max Shen.   MIT:  1-131.   Details, Abstract.   MIT-only.

4:30p.  "The Future of Manufacturing, the Workforce, and Society."   A panel discussion.   MIT:  34-101.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Why would Tesla Motors Partner with Some Canadian? Extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries from a few years to many decades."   Jeff Dahn.   MIT:  66-110.   Details, Abstract.

5:30 - 8p.  "What’s Real About Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality? A Deep Dive Into the AR/VR Ecosystem."   A panel discussion.   MIT:  E15, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames St.  Details, Registration.

6:30p.  "Conifer Pollination: Sex among Evergreens."   Andrew Leslie.   Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Bldg.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Photographing a Black Hole."   Sheperd Doeleman and Katherine Bourman.   Museum of Science, Cahners Theater.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

7p.  "The Challenge of a Public Native Plant Garden: Maintenance, Interpretation, and Compromise."   Michael Hagen, Curator, Native Plant Garden at the NYBG.   Cambridge Public Library.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Quantum Chemistry and Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics on Graphical Processing Units."   Todd J. Martinez.   An Infomatics and Modelling Meetup.   Vertex Pharmaceuticals, 50 Northern Avenue, Boston.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

7p.  "The Cancer Treatment Playbook: Why we still don’t have a cure."   Harvard:  Pfizer Hall, 12 Oxford St.   Details.   This event will be streamed.

Thursday, May 4

10a.  "Equitability and Dependence: detecting novel associations in large data sets."   David Reshef.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

10 - 2p.  "New England Habitats."   Carol Govan.   Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Rd, Framingham.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.   "The Development of Specialized Modules for Recognizing Faces, Scenes, Text, and Bodies: What you see is what you get."   Marge Livingstone.   Harvard:  Northwest B103.   Details, Abstract.

1 - 5p.  "Advances in Neuro-Imaging: From Molecules to Organisms."   A symposium.   HMS:  Walter Amphitheater, Tosteson Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Avenue.   Details.*

3p.  "Maternal Environment and Offspring Physiology: the transmission of environmental information across a generation."   Nick Burton.   Whitehead Institute, McGovern Auditorium.   Details.

4p.  "New Views of the Universe."   Dragab Huterer.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Targeting RAS in Cancer."   Ruibao Ren.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

4:30p.  "Neuro-Gastroenterologic Engineering."   Todd P. Coleman.   MIT:  E25-111.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Curiouser and Curiouser: Why Twenty-First-Century Wonderlands Need Anthropology Museums More Than Ever."   Ruth Phillips.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Research Near Absolute Zero Temperature."   Wolfgang Ketterle.   German Consulate, 3 Copley Place, Suite 500.   Details, Registration.

7p.  "A Stroll through the New Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument."   Peter Auster and Scott Kraus.   New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7 - 9:30p.  "Bacterial Bonanza @ the MIT Museum."   A number of talks on a range of topics.   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Registration.

May 5 - 6.   "Addictions 2017."   A conference.   Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Friday, May 5

Noon.  "The Network of South America’s Flying Rivers."   Henrique Barbosa.   Harvard:  Pierce 100F.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Monitoring and Engineering Memory Engram Cells and Their Circuits."   Susumu Tonegawa.   MIT:  46-3002.  Details.

May 6 - 7.  "The Fourth International Workshop on Mammalian Synthetic Biology."   BU:  Rafik Hariri Bldg, Questrom 105.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

May 6 - 7.  "FTIR Spectroscopy for the Study of Material Culture."   Harvard University Center for Nanoscale Systems and Boston University Department of Archaeology.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

Saturday, May 6

10:30a.  "Exploring Science Together: Marine Life!"   Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10 - 5p.  "Thinking Feeling: An Affect Symposium."   MIT:  List Center.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10:30a.  "The Weapons and Arts of War."   Harvard:  Peabody Museum of Archaeology.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

11a.   The MIT Biology Undergraduate Student Association will discuss and demonstrate their research.   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

Noon.   "Data Sculptures."   MIT Museum.   Details.

1:30 and 3p.   "Both/And: A Quantum Physics Play."   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

Sunday, May 7

Noon.   "3D Printing and Design."   MIT Museum.   Details.

1p.  "Botany Blast: A Look at Plant Development."   William (Ned) Friedman.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Building.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

1:30 and 3p.   "Both/And: A Quantum Physics Play."   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

May 8 - 9.  "Stomata: Evolution, Development, and Physiology."   A symposium.   Harvard:  BioLabs Lecture Hall and Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill.   Details.

Monday, May 8

10a.  "Characterization of Phone Rate as a Vocal Biomarker of Depression."   Gregory Ciccarelli.   MIT:  46-3310.  Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Constructing Models of the Europan Environment."   ("Europan" refers to Jupiter's satellite.)   Britney Schmidt.   MIT:  54-923.   Details, Abstract.

12:15p.  "The Brain's Circuits for Spatial Navigation: Function and Mechanism."   Ila Fiete.   BCH:  Folkman Auditorium, Enders Building, 300 Longwood Avenue.   Details.

12:30p.  "Machine Learning Strategies in the Genome and the Phenome – Toward a Better Understanding of Complex Traits."   Marylyn D. Ritchie.   Ritchie Lab.   HMS:  Countway Library 403.   Details.*

1:15p.  "Two Approaches to (Deep) Learning with Differential Privacy."   Kunal Talwar.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin 223.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Deciphering the Human Gut Microbiome Using Chemistry."   Emily Balskus.   MIT:  4-270.   Details.

4p.  "Understanding and Improving Crop Responses to Global Atmospheric Change."   Lisa Ainsworth.   Harvard:  BioLabs Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "CSE Project Showcase."   Students in Harvard's Computational Science and Engineering programs will present their research to the Harvard community.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin lobby.   Details, RSVP.

6:30p.  "Living Off the Land on Mars."   Jeff Hoffman.   The Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville.   Details.

Tuesday, May 9

Noon.  "Predicting and Intervening on Cognitive Outcomes in Young Children."   Julia Leonard.   MIT:  46-3189.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Most Massive Black Holes in the Local Universe."   Chung-Pei Ma.   MIT:  4-349.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Dragonfly: Exploring Titan's Prebiotic Organic Chemistry and Habitability."   Zibi Turtle.   MIT:  54-517.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Oceans and Ice: How Ocean Tides Influence Inland Ice Flow and What it Teaches Us About Ice Sheet Evolution."   Brent Minchew.   MIT:  54-915.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Planetary Health: A Broader Framing of the Climate/Health Discussion."   Samuel Myers.   HMS:  Cannon Rm, 249 Longwood Ave.   Details.*

2p.  "How to Track and Tame a Prion."   Greg Newby.   A thesis defense.   Whitehead Institute, McGovern Auditorium.   Details.

2p.  "IDC Design Conversation with Tata Motors."   Pratap Bose.   MIT:  N52-399.   Details.

2p.  "Recent Insights into the Protein Biology of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases."   Dennis J. Selkoe.   Brigham & Women's:  Building for Transformative Medicine, 3rd Floor Conference Space, 60 Fenwood Road.   Details.*

3p.  "Why You Don’t Know Your Carbon Footprint."   Ory Zik.   MIT:  4-231.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Digital Transformation in Healthcare & Telehealth for One Sixth of Humanity: The Apollo Story."   K. Ganapathy and Sushant Tripathy.   MIT:  66-144.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be streamed.

4p.  "How Rare are Earths and How Common are Jupiters?"   David Hogg.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Nature’s gift: how microbial protein structure-function discoveries illuminate the circuitry of adaptive and maladaptive behavior."   Karl Deisseroth.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4p.  "New Signaling Connections in Cancer."   Benjamin G. Neel.   HMS:  Jimmy Fund Auditorium.   Details.

4:30 - 6:30p.  "Sleep: What You Need and How to Get It."   A panel discussion.   MIT:  E51, Wong Auditorium.   Details.

4:30p.  "Superfluids of Light."   David Snoke.   MIT:  36-438.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Sense and Synesthesia."   Joel Salinas.   Salinas Lab.   MGH:  Russell Museum, 2 North Grove St.   Details, Registration.

6p.  "The Knowledge Illusion."   Steven Sloman.   MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

6:30p.  "On the Wing."   The microscopic structure of feathers.   Lorna Gibson.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Building.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7:30p.  "Broad-scale hybridization in Heliconius Butterflies."   Nate Edelman.   Mallet Group.   Harvard:  MCZ 101, 26 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, May 10

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

9 - 5p.  "Memory and the Cognitive Map."   A symposium.   BU:  610 Commonwealth Ave, 1st flr.   Details, Registration.

11:30p.  "Genomic Databases and Genomic Privacy: Can we have the best of both worlds?"   Sean Simmons.   MIT:  32-G575.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Interactive Object Recognition and Search over Mobile Video."   Tiffany Yu-Han Chen.   A thesis defense.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Repurposing Nature: Protein Nanocage and Bacterial Cellulose in Medicine and Beyond."   Sierin Lim.   Wyss Institute:  3 Blackfan Circle, Room 521.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Sequential Short-Text Classification with Neural Networks."   Franck Dernoncourt.   A thesis defense.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Autism in Tuberous Sclerosis: From Circuits to Treatments."   Mustafa Sahin.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Physics of Granular Clogging."   Douglas J. Durian.   Durian Research Group.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details, Abstract.

May 11 - 12.  "Smart Urban Infrastructures Workshop."   Issues arising from the intersection of smart services and urban infrastructure.   MIT:  Media Lab, E14-648.   Details, Abstract.

May 11 - 12.   "Metals & Minerals for the Environment."   A symposium.   The Symposium will take place at MIT.   Additional details will be made available upon registration.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Thursday, May 11

7:30a.  "A Brave New World: How does the Internet Affect Societies?"   A discussion.   Details.   This event will be streamed.

8:30a - 5p.  "Next Gen Podcast Distribution Protocols."   A symposium.   HLS:  Wasserstein 2036.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

9 - 5p.  "Annual Tufts Neuroscience Symposium."   A lecture by William Shucart and other leaders in neuroscience research.   Tufts:  Behrakis Auditorium.   Details, Registration.

9:30a - 7p.  "Machine Learning Hackathon: Hacking Bias in ML."   Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Collective Sensing and Decision-Making in Animal Groups: From Fish Schools to Primate Societies."   Iain Couzin.   Harvard:  Northwest B103.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Supplements and Health: Sorting the Facts."   A panel discussion.   HSPH:   The Leadership Studio.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This event will be streamed. RSVP to attend.

3p.  "Understanding Gait and Balance Changes in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis."   Jessie Huisinga.   Wyss Institute:  Rm 330, 60 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "A Process Perspective on Evolution, Lineages and Species."   John A. Dupre.   MIT:  E51-345.   Details.

4p.  "Re-Thinking Astronomy and Physics Education: Lessons Learned from Two Decades of Experiments on College-Level Teaching and Learning."   Edward Prather.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Tissue Origami: The Mechanics and Genomics of Organ Development."   Celeste M. Nelson.   MIT:  32-141.   Details.

6p.  "The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Natural World—and Us."   Richard O. Prum.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall 100.   Details.

6:30p.  "Biologically Inspired Soft and Fluid Optical Materials."   Mathias Kolle.   Lincoln Laboratory, 3 Forbes Rd, Lexington.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Amazing Aquatic Athletes in the Anthropocene."   Jodie Rummer.   New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Engineering Complex Behaviors in Biological Organisms."   Jake Beal.   MIT:  E51-325.   Details, Abstract.

May 12 - 14.   "Hacking Medicine."   MIT:  E51, 6th flr, 75 Amherst St.   Details.

Friday, May 12

7 - 1p.  "Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Symposium."   Boston Marriott Copley Place.   Details, Registration.

10 - 5p.  "Machine Learning Day."   A conference.   Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Saturday, May 13

10a.  "Boston Food Forest Coalition - Herb and Weed Walk."   Su Cousineau.   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Registration.

11a.  The MIT Society of Physics Students and the Society of Undergraduate Women in Physics discuss their research.   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

12:30p.  "Lilacs, Lilacs and Lilacs, Oh My!"   Chris McArdle, Arboretum Docent.   Arnold Arboretum, Forest Hill Gate.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Monday, May 15

8:30 - 4:30p.  "Hack Secure OpenSec 2017."   A conference.   Hatch Fenway.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

8:30a.  "Photonics for Technology: Topological microwave circuits, chip-scale lidar, and optical neural networks."   Scott Skirlo.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  4-331.   Details.

9:30 - 6:30p.  "Science, Religion, and Culture Research Symposium."   Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave.   Details.

10a.  Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

1p.  "Next in Science: Epidemiology."   A forum.   Radcliffe:  Fay House, Sheerr Room.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Visual Analytics Methods for High-Dimensional Temporal Event Data."   David Gotz.   HMS:  Countway 518.   Details.

4p.  "An Experimental Framework for the Study of Human Behavior."   Jordi Duch.   MIT:  48-316.   Details.

4p.  "Lego-Style Construction of Future Therapeutics From DNA."   William M. Shih.   MIT:  4-270.   Details.

4p.  "The Proteome in Context."   Rudolf Aebersold.   Northeastern:  Curry Student Center.   Details.

4:30p.  "Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought."   Andrew Lo.   MIT:  E52, 6th flr, Samberg Conference Center.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "Bayesian Group Decisions: Algorithms and Complexity."   Amin Rahimian.   MIT:  32-G475.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Access to Justice Through Technology."   A Boston and Cambridge Legal Hackers Meetup.   A panel discussion.   Social Law Library, 1 Pemberton Sq., Boston.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

6p.  "Visions for the Consumer Electronics Future."   Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao.   MIT:  34-401.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Why Life on Earth? From Planetary Exploration to Physics to Mimicking Life in an Artificial Chemical Soup."   Juan Perez Mercader.   MIT:  32-124.   Details, RSVP.

Tuesday, May 16

9 - 5p.  "Neuromodulators: Key Regulators of Brain and Behavior."   A conference.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Registration ends May 1.

9:30a.  "Air Pollution and Brain Development: Attributable Risk for Neurodevelopmental Disorders."   Deborah A. Cory-Slechta.   HSPH:  HSPH Bldg 1-1302.   Details.

11a.  "Adversarial Learning for Generative Models and Inference."   Aaron Courville.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.   "Saving the Rainforest: A Personal Journey - Practical Approaches Chucanti, a Cloud Forest in Panama."   Guido Berguido.   Harvard:  Herbaria Seminar Room, 22 Divinity Ave.   Details.

Noon.  "Synaptic Learning Rules and their Role in Circuit Function."   Aparna Suvrathan.   Brandeis:  Rosenstiel 118.   Details.

12:30p.  "A New Approach to Radial Velocity Measurements of Exoplanet Masses Using the APF Telescope."   Jennifer Burt.   MIT:  54-517.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "A Multidisciplinary Investigation of the (Slow) Grind of Tectonic Release."   William Frank.   MIT:  54-209.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Technology for Social Impact."   Nicola Dell.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

3:30 - 6p.  "Telemedicine and Telehealth in Massachusetts and Beyond."   A conference.   MIT:  66-144.   Details.

4p.  "Illuminating the Cosmic Dawn."   Andrei Mesinger.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Surprising Chemistry of Non-Enzymatic RNA Replication."   Jack Szostak.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

6p.  "What can MedTech learn from Scrum?"   Joe Justice.   Wikispeed.   Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th Floor, Havana Room, One Broadway.   Details.

6:30p.  "How Glaciers Affect Earth and Climate."   Jack Ridge.   Belmont Media Center, 9 Lexington St, Belmont.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Data Visualization Across Disciplines."   Michelle Borkin.   Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Diving Deep: How Do Seals Protect Their Hearts and Brains Without Oxygen?"   Allyson Hindle and Manu Buys.   New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, May 17

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

9:30a.  "Predictors and Moderators for Response to Psychotherapy for Depression in Bipolar Disorder."   Thilo Deckersbach.   McLean Hospital:  de Marneffe 218.   Details.

11:30a.  "Update on Computational Approaches to Autism Research."   Isaac Kohane.   MIT:  32-G575.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Dissecting Schizophrenia Biology through Genetics."   Aswin Sekar.   Brigham and Women's Hospital:  Shapiro Breakout Room, 70 Francis St.   Details.*

Noon.  "Generating CRISPR Mouse Models: Challenges and solutions."   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

1p.  "Towards the Principles and Neural Circuit Mechanisms of Motion-Guided Behavior."   James Fitzgerald.   Harvard:  Northwest 243.   Details.

3:30p.  "Entangled Protocols and Non-Local Games for Testing Quantum Systems."   Matthew Coudron.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstracts.

4p.  "Learning Deeply at Scale: The Challenge of Our Times."   Jal Mehta.   Radcliffe:  Fay House, Sheerr Room.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Tools for Analyzing and Repairing Complex Biological Systems."   Edward Boyden.   Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:  Research North RN103, 99 Brookline Avenue.   Details.*

6p.  "Artificial Intelligence Approaches to Designing Psychiatric Drugs."   Andrew Hopkins, CEO, Exscienta and Scott Brown.   Broad Institute.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Parallel Lives of Chefs and Scientists."   Benjamin Wolfe and Scott Jones.   Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street, cambridge.   Details, Abstracts, RSVP.

6:30p.  "Fotoxx Update 2017."   Dick Miller, Jill Miller, Miller Microcomputer Services.   MIT:  E51-325.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "One in a Million: The battle against antibiotic resistance."   Harvard:  Pfizer Hall, 12 Oxford St.   Details.   This event will be streamed.

7p.  "PTC Taster Lab with miniPCR."   BosLab, 339R Summer St.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

Thursday, May 18

10a.  "Lensing Machines -- Representing Perspective in Machine Learning."   Karthik Dinakar.   A thesis defense.   MIT:  E14-244.   Details, Abstract.

10 - 9p.  "VR/AR Boot Camp."   Jason Edmonds.   Holiday Inn Boston-Dedham Hotel & Conference Center, 55 Ariadne Rd, Dedham.   Details.

Noon.  "Autonomous Navigation in Unknown Environments Using Machine Learning."   Charlie Richter.   A thesis defense.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details.

4p.  "Aronia Hybrids...The Next Novelty Fruit?"   Jonathan Mahoney.   Arrnold Arboretum:  Willow Path.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Embracing Historical Contingency in Ecological Community Assembly: current status of the field and some insights from nectar microbes."   Tadashi Fukami.   MIT:  48-316.   Details, Abstract.

7:30p.  "First Probe to the Stars."   Zac Manchester and Blakesley Burkhart.   Center for Astrophysics, Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden St.   Details, Abstract.

Friday, May 19

8:30 - 5:45p.  "Boston User Experience Conference."   Sheraton Boston.   Details, Registration.

Noon.  "Computational Models of Social Cognition."   Joshua Tenenbaum.   MIT:  46-6011.   Details.

12:30p.  "Gene Editing: Promises and Challenges."   A panel discussion.   A webcast.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be available online.

May 20 - 21.  "Basics of Biohacking."   A workshop.   BosLab, 339r Summer Street, Somerville.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

Saturday, May 20

Two sessions: 9a & 10:45a.   "The Sound of Science."   Emily Clemons and Omar Salama.   Lincoln Laboratory.   Details, Registration.
Parental/adult escort is required for all children.   Electronic devices are not allowed in the facility.   Pre-registration is required for these events.   Children under the age of 5 are not admitted.   Adults must present a valid government-issued photo I.D.

8a.  "Birding 101."   Bob Mayer, Arboretum Docent.   Arnold Arboretum, Arborway Gate.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon - 4p.  "Kinetic Sculptures."   MIT Museum.   Details.

Sunday, May 21

1p.  "Insect Extravaganza."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan.   Details, Registration.

Noon - 4p.  "Kinetic Sculptures."   MIT Museum.   Details.

1p.  "Collections Up Close: Magnificent Beeches."   Arnold Arboretum, South Street Gate.   Details, Abstract.

Monday, May 22

10a.  "The Massachusetts Security Initiative: CyberMA Launch."   A conference.   Foley Hoag:  Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard.   Details.

Noon.  "Robots and Your Job."   A forum.   Details, Registration.

1p.  "Will Organs on Chips Revolutionize Drug Trials?"   Donald Ingber.   Brigham & Women's Hospital, Amory 360, Cotran Conference Center, 75 Francis Street.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Genome-Wide Identification and Analysis of Human Neuronal Activity-Responsive Enhancers in Evolution and Disease."   Ershela Durresi.   HMS:  Goldenson 122, 220 Longwood Ave.   Details.*

4p.  "Ant vs. Colony: Who makes the calls?"   Ofer Feinerman.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Simulating the Metabolism and Evolution of Microbial Systems Using Genome-Scale Models."   Ying Zhang.   MIT:  48-316.   Details.

6:30p.  "MIT Haystack Observatory Spring 2017 Open House."   Colin Lonsdale.   MIT Haystack Observatory, 99 Millstone Road, Westford.   Details.

May 23 - 24.   "Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles."   A conference.   Boston Convention Center.   Details, Registration.

Tuesday, May 23

9a - 5p.  "Mathematics and Critical Philosophy."   A conference.   BU:  STH 525, 745 Commonwealth Ave.   Details.

11p.  "From Primate Anatomy to Human Neuroimaging: Linking circuits to psychiatric disease and neurotherapeutic targets."   Suzanne Haber.   MIT:  46-3189.   Details.

Noon.  "Learning and Transfer: Lessons from action video games."   Daphne Bavelier.   Harvard:  Northwest 243.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Enhancing the Expressivity of Augmentative Communication Technologies for People with ALS."   Meredith Ringel Morris.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Using the Language of Thought."   Eyal Dechter.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  46-3189.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Cancer Immunology & Immunotherapy - Challenges and Opportunities."   A forum.   HMS:  Jimmy Fund Auditorium.   Details.

3p.  "A Generative Model for Cortical Networks."   Daniel L. Barabasi.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Discovery of Bio-Instructive Materials."   Morgan Alexander.   Wyss Institute, Room 330, 60 Oxford Street, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "Spare Parts - Hope, Drama and Dispute: Heart Transplantation and Total Artificial Heart Implant Cases in the 1960s."   Shelley McKellar.   HMS:  Building C, Cannon Room, 240 Longwood.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Bringing the Changing Energy Landscape to Life."   Rudolph (Rudy) Wynter.   Holiday Inn, 1200 Beacon St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "'Green' Batteries for Renewable Energy: How About Rhubarb?"   Alán Aspuru-Guzik.   Belmont Media Center, 9 Lexington St.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, May 24

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

Noon.  "Connectomic Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Depression."   Cameron McIntyre.   Martinos Center:  149 13th St, Rm 2204.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Exploring DSX, a Platform for Data Scientists using Open Source Technologies."   A webinar.   Details, Abstract.

Two sessions: Noon & 5p. "360 Video & Virtual Reality Workshop."   Metro Meeting Centers-Boston, 101 Federal St, Boston.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Streaming and Sharing – Stuff Every Developer Should Know About Live Streaming."   Seth Sivak.   Intrepid Pursuits, American Twine Building, 222 Third Street, #4000.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, May 25

8:45 - 6p.  "The Relationship Between Executive Functions And Language Processing."   A workshop.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

1p.  "The Role of Attention In Creating and Retrieving Memories."   Benjamin Hutchinson.   Northeastern:  Network Science Institute, 177 Huntington Ave, 11th flr.   Details, Abstract.   This event will repeat at 4pm..

3-8p.  "Through the Looking Glass with Virtual and Augmented Reality."   A conference.   Cambridge Innovation Center - Venture Cafe, One Broadway, 5th Flr.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

4p.  "Nuclear Physics as Precision Science."   Ulf-G. Meissner.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Compassion Fatigue."   Lois W. Choi-Kain.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "Total Immersion: Building virtual reality environments for basic science and clinical research."   Researchers from the STRIVE Center.   Aeronaut Brewery, 14 Tyler St, Somerville.   Details.

7p.  "Seeing Deeper into the World of the Great White Shark."   Greg Skomal.   New England Aquarium:  Simons IMAX theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Friday, May 26

3:30p.  "Trail Detective's Club."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

4p.  "Steps Towards a Vision-based Assistant."   Kevin Murphy.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

Saturday, May 27

Noon - 4p.  "3D Printing."   MIT Museum.   Details.

1p.  "Wild Edibles."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Registration.

Sunday, May 28

Noon - 4p.  "Paper Circuits."   MIT Museum.   Details.

Tuesday, May 30

7:30a.  "A National Web Conference on Optimizing the Presentation and Visualization of Health Data for Patients and Providers."   A webinar.   Details.

9:30a.  "Cell Mechanics for Drug Delivery."   Chan Park.   HSPH:  Bldg 1-1302.   Details.

Noon.  "New Tools for Brain Mapping and Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation."   Ed Boyden.   Synthetic Neurobiology Group.   MIT:  46-3189.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Cell Polarity and Organoids: New Pathways and Models for Controlling Cancer."   Senthil Muthuswamy.   Dana Farber:  Jimmy Fund Auditorium.   Details.*

5:30p.  "Syrup from Birches and Other Non-Maples."   David Moore.   Arnold Arboretum, Birch Collection, Bussey Hill.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Can We Be Everywhere, All the Time, with Autonomous Satellites?"   Kerri Cahoy.   Lincoln Lab, 3 Forbes Rd.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Intelligent Healthcare."   A Boston Augmented/Mixed Reality Meetup.   MassChallenge, 21 Drydock Ave.   Details.

Wednesday, May 31

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

9:30a.  "Sequence Monitoring in the Frontal Cortex."   Theresa Desrochers.   McLean Hospital:  de Marneffe 218.   Details.

5:30 - 8:30p.  "MIT Technology Review’s 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017."   Jason Pontin.   Broad Institute, 415 Main St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  "Electromagnetic Environmental Effects in the Military."   Kris Hatashita.   Bose Corp, 100 The Mountain Rd.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Zebras and Unicorns: Rare maladies and a physician-scientist's search for answers."   Anna Greka.   Broad Institute.   Details, Abstract, Registrations.

7p.  "Hope in a New Ecology."   Oswald J. Schmitz.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   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.