Boston Science and Engineering Lectures Archive

Saturday, September 2

10 - 4p.  "Python for Data Science."   Raxesh Patil.   Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway.   Details, Abstract.

Noon - 4p.  "Chain Reaction."   A "making and tinkering" topic.   MIT Museum.   Details.

Sunday, September 3

10:30a.  "Nature Walk."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Rd.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon - 4p.  "Chain Reaction."   A "making and tinkering" topic.   MIT Museum.   Details.

Tuesday, September 5

10:30 - 6p.  "Circuits and Cereal."   MIT Museum.   Details.

12:30p.  "Using Systems Approaches for Studying Disease."   Nevan Krogan.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

3:30p.  "Functional Soft Material Designs at the Interface with Biology."   Zhibib Guan.   GuanGroup.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

4p.  "Protein Self-Assembly in the Cell: Spatial and temporal control through membrane localization."   Margaret Johnson.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundations of Population Health."   Sandro Galea.   Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, September 6

9:30a.  "PTSD and Accelerated Aging."   Erika Wolf.   McLean Hospital:  de Marneffe 218.   Details.

2p.  "What Does It Take To Live to 100?"   Thomas Perls.   BUSM:  Keefer E-111.   Details.

3p.  "Software-Hardware Systems for the Internet of Things."   Omid Abari.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Be Strong, Tough, Adaptive and Self-healing: Life Lessons Applied to Soft Material."   Zhibin Guan.   MIT:  56-114.  Details.

4p.  "Aging and Development Through The Lens of Anesthesia-induced Brain Oscillations."   Patrick Purdon.   MIT:  46-3310.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Bio-Inspiration for Flight Through Cluttered Environments: pigeon short-range visual navigation."   Andrew Biewener.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Understanding Civil Structures and Infrastructure Systems through Probabilistic Modeling and Data Analytics."   Iris Tien.   MIT:  1-131.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body."   Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson.   Brattle Theater.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

6:30p.  "Harmony in Health: Music and Medical Education."   A conversation.   Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street.   Details, RSVP.

Thursday, September 7

Noon.  "Pain and Opioid Use Disorders."   Joji Suzuki.   McLean Hospital, Service Bldg, Pierce Hall.   Details.

Noon.  "What are the Limits of Human Memory?"   Jeremy Manning.   Harvard:  WJH 765.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Quantifying Natural Hazards: From Earthquake Damage to Debris Flows."   Victor Tsai.   MIT:  54-209.   Details, Abstract.

2:50p.  "Automatically Scalable Computation."   Margo Seltzer.   Tufts:  Halligan 102.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Assessment of Risks and Options in a Changing Climate."   Katherine Mach.   Northeastern University:  Marine Science Center, Bunker Classroom, 430 Nahant Rd, Nahant.   Details.

4p.  "Heterotrimeric G protein Signaling: Emergent Properties Embedded in System Architecture in Plants."   Alan M. Jones.   MIT:  32-141.   Details.

4p.  "Searching for New Physics with Small Scale Experiments and LIGO."   Savas Dimopoulos.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Surveying Evolutionary Biology the Swedish Way: Bringing Experts Together at the University of Gothenburg."   Scott Edwards.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Graph Coloring: Local and Global."   Noga Alon.   Harvard:  Askwith Hall.  Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Climate Ready Boston."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Rd, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "Data & Health Care."   A panel discussion.   GA Booston, 125 Summer St, 13th flr.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

7p.  "Automotive Radar Technology and Trends."   Jeff Millar, Manager, Systems and Algorithms, Valeo Radar Systems.   Verizon Technology Center, 60 Sylvan Rd, Waltham.   Details, Abstract.

September 8 - 10.  "Abilities Expo."   A conference.   The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C, 415 Summer St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Friday, September 8

8:30a.  "Reflections on a Piece of Chalk."   Roberto Kolter.   Harvard:  24 Oxford St., Rm 375.   Details.

11a.  "'Saving Venice' MIT-Style."   Results from an MIT/University of Venice collaboration.   MIT:  54-915.   Details.

11a.  "The Case for an Integrated Future of Learning and Work."   Chinmay Kulkarni.   MIT:  24-121.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Big Data Software: What’s Next?"   Michael Franklin.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworking G115, 33 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "The Dueling Bandits Problem."   Yisong Yue.   MIT:  32-G882.  Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Exploring the Wide Net of Human Energy Systems: From Carbon Dioxide Emissions in China to Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals Usage in the United States."   Archana Dayalu.   A dissertation defense.   Harvard:  Geological Museum 102.   Details.

September 9 - 10.  "New England Fall Astronomy Festival."   University of New Hampshire Observatory.   Details.

Saturday, September 9

1p.  "Oh Deer!"   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Rd, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon - 4p.  "Programming with Scratch."   A "making and tinkering" event.   MIT Museum.   Details.

1p.  "Tree Spotter Fall Training."   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell, Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7:30 - 10p.  "Sea the Stars Cruise."   Museum of Science.   Details, Abstract.

Sunday, September 10

9 - Noon.  "Nahant Coastal BioBlitz."   A citizen science event.   Northeastern University Marine Science Center, 430 Nahant Road, Nahant.   Details, Abstract.

Noon - 4p.  "Programming with Scratch."   A "making and tinkering" event.   MIT Museum.   Details.

September 11 - 12p.  "Cell & Gene Therapy."   A conference.   Hyatt Regency Boston, 1 Avernue de Lafayette. Details, Abstract, Tickets.

Monday, September 11

11:30a.  "Science is Shaped by Wikipedia: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial."   Neil Thompson and Douglas Hanley.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin 119.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Connecting Ancient Lake Deposits to Past Atmospheric Changes in the Southwestern U.S."   David McGee.   MIT:  54-923.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Emotional Modulation of the Neural Systems Supporting Episodic Memory."   Maureen Ritchey.   BU:  610 Commonwealth Ave., Rm 610.   Details.

Noon.  "The Patterns, Pace and Magnitude of Past Hydroclimate Changes."   David McGee.   MIT:  54-923.   Details.

12:05p.  "Discovery of the First Eclipsing ULX."   Ryan Urquhart.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Towards More Effective Building Energy Simulation."   Holly Samuelson.   MIT:  7-408.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Theranostic Nanoparticles: Opportunities and Challenges."   Karen Alt.   Wyss Institute:  3 Blackfan Circle, Center for Life Science, Rm 521.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Towards a 'Foresightful Innovation'."   Ozcan Saritas.   MIT:  E15 - Bartos Theater.   Details, Abstract.

5:30 - 8:30p.  "Cloud Computing for Molecular Modeling."   A panel discussion.   Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, 250 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.   Details.

6p.  "The Digital Threat to Democracy."   A panel discussion.   JFK Jr. Forum, Institute of Politics, 79 JFK Street.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Can You See What I Hear? Using High Speed Video Technology to Improve Voice Health."   Daryush Mehta.   The Burren, 247 Elm St., Somerville.   Details.

September 12 - 14.   "IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference."   Westin-Waltham Hotel, Waltham, MA.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, September 12

8:30 - 4p.  "Community Health Sciences: Defining the Field."   A symposium.   BUSM:  72 East Concord St., Hiebert Lounge.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

8:30a.  "Synthetic Biology & New Materials."   MIT:  One Main St., 12th flr.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "Person Search: A New Research Paradigm."   Shuang Li.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Health Informatics Security."   A panel discussion.   HMS:  Countway 424.   Details.*

12:30p.  "How Electron Cryotomography is Opening a New Window into Bacterial Cell Biology."   Grant Jensen.   Jensen Lab.   HMS:  NRB 1031.   Details.*

12:30p.  "Obesity and Asthma: microbiome/metabolome interactions."   Stephanie Shore.   HSPH:  1-1302, 655 Huntington Ave.   Details.*

12:30p.  "The Genetic Basis of Behavioral Evolution."   Hopi Hoekstra.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

4p.  "How Co-Transcriptional Processes Transmogrify the 'Central Dogma'."   Karla Neugebauer.   Neugebauer Lab.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4p.  "How to Control the Size of a Self-Assembling, Self-Filling Shell."   Michael Hagan.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Imaging All the Sky All the Time in Search of Radio Exoplanets."   Gregg Hallinan.   MIT:  Marlar Lounge 37-252.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Minimizing Interaction Energies."   Jose Carillo.   MIT:  2-136.   Details.   Abstract.

4:30p.  "Autonomous Vehicles."   Ken Washington.   MIT:  W20-306.   Details.

5p.  "Machine Learning Applied to Fusion Research."   Robert Granetz.   MIT:  66-110.  Details, Abstract.

5p.  "The Future of Quantitative Analysis on Wall Street."   A panel discussion.   MIT:  2-190.   Details, Abstract.

5:30 - 8p.  "Emerging Applications of Blockchain for Supply Chains."   A conference.   MIT:  Stata Center.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30 - 9p.  "Can A Free Wearable Activity Tracker Change Behavior?"   Lisa Gualtieri.   Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Rd, Waltham.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Clouds, Chemistry, and Climate Change: Why Our Current Climate Is What It Is."   Daniel Czisco.   Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave, Belmont.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, September 13

7:30 - 8p.  "Emotion AI Summit."   MIT Media Lab.   Details.

Noon.  "Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics."   Anita L. DeStefano.   BUSM:  72 E. Concord St., Rm L201.  Details.

Noon.  "Digital Humanist as Historical Detective."   Hyeok Hweon Kang.   Harvard:  Yenching Common Room, Vanserg Hall, 25 Francis Ave.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

Noon.  "Forging Intelligent Systems in the Digital Era."   Gary Patton, CTO, GlobalFoundries.   MIT:  34-401.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Health Effects of Marijuana on MCH Populations."   Marie McCormick.   HSPH:  FXB G12.   Details.

1p.  "The Effect of Stress on Reward-Related Activity in Adolescents."   Sarah Hope Lincoln.   Harvard:  Northwest 243.   Details.

3p.  "An Educational Revolution for a Digital World."   Lou Guenier.   MIT:  3-370.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Exploring the Climate Impacts of Solar Geoengineering on Land-Atmosphere Interactions."   Katie Dagon.   A Dissertation defense.   Harvard:  Geological Museum 102.   Details.

4p.  "Our Dynamic Microbiomes and the Brain."   Rob Knight.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

4p.  "The NeuroLaw Revolution."   Francis X. Shen.   HLS:  Milstein East A (2036), Wasserstein Hall, 1585 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Values and Medicine."   Kay Redfield Jamison.   HMS:  The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Amphitheater, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.*

4:30p.  "How Religious Disciplines Impact Human Health."   A panel discussion.   BUSPH:  72 East Concord, Hiebert Lounge.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This event will be streamed.

5p.  "From the Ashes."   A screening and discussion.   Harvard:  CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge St.   Details.

6p.  "Invisawear & FormLabs."   MADE@MassChallenge, 21 Drydocl Ave., 6th flr.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

6p.  "Open Source Health Care."   Cambridge Innovation Center, 11th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7:30p.  "The TileDB Array Storage System."   Stavros Papadopoulos.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

September 14 - 15.   "Biomedical Data Visualization and User Interfaces."   A Hackathon.   HMS:  Countway, Lahey Room.   Details.

Thursday, September 14

10a.  "Exoskeletal-Assisted Walking for Persons with Paralysis from Spinal Cord Injury."   Ann Spungen.   Wyss Institute:  60 Oxford St., Rm 330.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "Neural Circuits Underlying Positive and Negative Valence."   Kay Tye.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "The 27th First Annual Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony & Lectures."   Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy St.,   Details, Abstract.

11:30a.  "Tales of Emerging Complexity: from Self-Assembly to Evolution."   Alexei Tkachenko.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G125.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Mapping the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Recognition in the Human Brain."   Aude Oliva.   Computational Perception & Cognition.   Harvard:  WJH 765.   Details.

Noon.  "Spotlight on Social Anxiety Disorder."   Murray B. Stein.   McLean Hospital:  Service Bldg, Pierce Hall.   Details.

4p.  "Biases Beyond Observation."   Moritz Hardt.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Function follows Form? Synthesis and Application of Metal Nanostructures."   Sara Skrabalak.   MIT:  6-104.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Misreading the Epigenome in Crohn's Disease."   Kate Jeffrey.   Boston Children's:  Enders Research Bldg, 6th flr Conference Room.   Details.*

4p.  "Neural Population Principles of Learning."   Aaron Batista.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "No Turning Back: The Nonequilibrium Statistical Thermodynamics of becoming (and remaining) Life-Like."   Jeremy England.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "Israel's Cybersecurity Challenges."   Isaac Ben-Israel.   1 Brattle Square, Suite 470.   Details.

6p.  "Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory."   James T. Costa.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "The 27th First Annual Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony & Lectures."   Harvard:  Sanders Theater.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be webcast and archived on YouTube.

7p.  "Extreme Weather and Climate Change: What We Know and What We Can Do."   Ellen Marie Douglas.   New England Aquarium:  Simons IMAX.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Friday, September 15

10:30a.  "Secure Search in the Cloud: homomorphic encryption meets coresets."   Adi Akavia.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

12:30a.  "Machine Learning for Small Business Lending."   Thomson Nguyen.   Harvard:  Jefferson 250.   Details.

1:30p.  "Wrangling Data into Maps."   Jeff Blossum.   Harvard:  Training Workshops, Northwest Building.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Being Mortal and What Matters in the End."   Atul Gawande.   Tufts:  145 Harrison Ave, DeBlois Auditorium.   Details.   The event will be livestreamed to the Fletcher School, Mugar 200.

4p.  "Strong Game-Theoretic Strategies: Beyond Two Agents."   Sam Ganzfried.   MIT:  4-370.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Thermalized Sheets and Shells: curvature matters."   David Nelson.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Mapping's Intelligent Agents."   (Mapping for machines by machines.)   Shannon Mattern.   MIT:  7-408.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Life 3.0."   Max Tegmark and Erik Brynjolfsson.   Museum of Science, Cahners Theater.   Details.

Saturday, September 16

10:30 - Noon.  "Owls!"   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon - 4p.  "Paper Circuits."   A "making and tinkering" event.   MIT Museum.   Details.

1p.  "The Ig Informal Lectures."   MIT:  10-250.   Details.

6p.  "Living in the Future."   A discussion.   MIT Museum.   Details, Abstract.

Sunday, September 17

10:30a.  "A Tour of the Rosaceous Collection."   Marty Amdur, Arboretum Docent.   Arnold Arboretum, Bradleyt Rosaceous.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon - 4p.  "Paper Circuits."   A "making and tinkering" event.   MIT Museum.   Details.

Monday, September 18

11a.  "On Constructing Cyber-Analytics."   Niall Adams.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Better Understanding Climate, Precipitation & Atmospheric Chemistry by Understanding the Formation of Mixed Phase Clouds."   Dan Cziczo.   MIT:  54-923.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Terrestrial Planets of Other Stars."   Dave Charbonneau.   Harvard:  Gelogical Museum, Haller Hall.   Details, Abstract.

12:10p.  "The Role of Gene and Genome Duplications in Network Evolution."   Pat Edger.   Arnold Arboretum:  Weld Hill.   Details.

12:15p.  "Neural Mechanisms for Representing and Updating the Meaning of Social and Non-Social Sensory Stimuli."   Daniel Salzman.   Boston Children's Hospital, Folkman Auditorium, Enders Building, 300 Longwood Avenue.   Details.*

1:15p.  "From Genetics to CRISPR Gene Editing with Machine Learning."   Jennifer Listgarten.   HMS:  Countway Library, Minot Room.   Details, Abstract.*

2p.  "The Nature of Failure: Near misses, repeated failures, and their paradoxical benefits."   Dashun Wang.   Northeastern:    Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Libratus: Beating Top Humans in No-Limit Poker."   Noam Brown.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details.

5p.  "Where The Animals Go: Big data and design."   James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti.   Where the Animals Go.   Harvard:  CGIS South S020.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Two Ways of Knowing: Creating Ancient Maya History through Inscriptions and Archaeology."   Simon Martin.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

6:15p.  "The Interactions of Buildings."   Les Norford.   BU:  CAS, 685-725 Commonwealth Ave, Room 315.   Details, Abstracts.

September 19 - 20.   "Health Sensing & Imaging."   A conference.   MIT:  E52, 6th flr.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

September 19 - 20.  "Shark Tales – Women Making Waves."   A symposium.   New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Tuesday, September 19

9:30 - 6:30p.  "Reprogramming Biological Form & Function: The Dark Matter of Biology."   A symposium.   Tufts:  Allen Discovery Center, 200 College Ave, Medford.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "Are Hurricane Risk Models Dangerously Out of Date?"   Kerry Emanuel.   A webinar.   Details, RSVP.

11a.  "Impact of Common Human Polymorphisms on Neurodevelopment of Fear Regulation."   Francis Lee.   McLean Hospital, deMarneffe 132, 115 Mill Street, Belmont.   Details.

Noon.  "Deciphering Cancer: Understanding tumor invasion and the metastatic microenvironment."   A panel discussion.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Neural Systems Underlying Reinforcement Learning."   Bruno Averbeck.   Harvard:  Northwest 243, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "A Scientific Journey: from Bacterial Pathogenesis to Bacterial Physiology."   Eduardo Groisman.   HMS:  NRB 1031.   Details.*

12:30p.  "Development of the Cerebral Cortex: from the embryo to brain organoids."   Paula Arlotta.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

1p.  "Will We Adapt? Extreme Heat, Labor Production, and Adaptation to Climate Change."   Jisung Park.   Harvard Global Health Institute, 42 Church St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

2:30p.  "The Fluid Mechanics of Metals."   Stuart Thomson.   MIT:  2-142.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Project-based Pedagogy for the Promotion of Scientific Thinking."   Miri Barak.   MIT:  E18-304.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "A Molecular Arms Race: The Immune System Versus HIV."   Pamela Bjorkman.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4p.  "Colon Cancer: Microbiota Contributions."   Cynthia Sears.   HMS:  Jimmy Fund Auditorium.   Details.

4p.  "Networking for Big Data: Theory and Optimization for NDN."   Edmund Yeh.   MIT:  32-141.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "We Have No Idea."   Daniel Whiteson and Jorge Cham.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details, Abstract.

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

6.  "Bending the Arc."   A screening.   HMS:  Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Amphitheater, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.   Details.

6p.  "Cracking Bones, Gnawing Flesh, and Pondering Hearts: Body, Mind, and Medicine in Ancient Mesopotamia."   Ulrike Steinart.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "The Gadgets, Contraptions, and Discoveries that Changed History."   Greg Blonder.   BU:  771 Commonwealth Ave, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Reading Room, 5th Floor.   Details, Abstract.

6 - 8:30p.  "Net Neutrality."   Russell Newman.   Cloud City, 14th flr, 101 Main St.   Details.

6:30p.  "Introduction to Botany."   Kanchi Gandhi.   First of eight sessions.   Harvard:  Herbarium.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, September 20

11a.  "Understanding Auditory Cortical Computation."   Joshua McDermott.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "How to Meet Semiconductor Industry Patterning Requirements of Ever Smaller Microchip Designs."   Anton de Villiers.   MIT:  34-401.  Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Lithography Scaling in the Semiconductor Industry, An Overview of How to Continue to Make Devices Smaller When Physics Deems It Impossible, Unless?"   Anton de Villiers.   MIT:  34-401.   Details.

Noon.  "The Brain as a Metaphor-Making Machine."   Michael Salcman.   BU:  Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

1p.  "Energy Supply Symposium."   Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown, 275 Tremont St.   Details, Registration.

3:30p.  "Significant New Directions in Medical Ultrasound."   Thomas L. Szabo.   Lincoln Laboratory, Cafeteria, 3 Forbes Rd, Lexington.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "What Do Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Portend?"   Kerry A. Emanuel.   MIT:  54-100.   Details, Abstract.

5 - 9p.  "A Deep Dive into Cloud."   Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive.   Details.

6-8:30p.  "Net Neutrality."   Russell Newman.   Cloud City, 101 Main St., Cambridge.   Details, RSVP.

6:30p.  "The Buzz About Bees."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Zt, Mattapan.   Details.

7p.  "Beyond Test Scores."   Jack Schneider.   Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "History’s Greatest Arms Race: How infectious diseases have changed human evolution."   HMS:  Armenise Auditorium, 200 Longwood Ave.   Details.

Thursday, September 21

9 - 5p.  "Next Generation Electron Microscopy Technology and Applications."   Fei Thermo Fisher Scientific.   MIT:  34-401A.   Details.

11a.  "Concrete Sustainability (Pavements)."   A webinar.   Details.

11:30a.  "First Passage Time Problems Unravel Mechanisms for Submicron Living Systems."   Jay Newby.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G125.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Saving the Synapse: Developmental critical periods and Alzheimer's disease."   Carla Schatze.   Harvard:  Northwest B-103.   Details, Abstract.   This lecture will be repeated at 4 pm at MIT, 46-3002.

1 - 4:30p.  "The Foundation of Our Landscapes: Understanding Site Analysis and Soil."   A workshop.   John Swallow.   Great Hall Lodge at Cedar Hill, 265 Beaver Street, Waltham.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

2p.  "CREATE-ing AAVs for Efficient Gene Transfer to the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems."   Ben Deverman.   MIT:  46-3310.   Details, Abstract.

2:50p.  "Big Data, De-identification, and the Avoidance of Statistical Bias."   Jim Waldo.   Tufts:  Halligab 102.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Science, Sustainability, and the Future of Food."   Natalie Kindred, Senior Researcher, Harvard Business School's Agribusiness Department, and Pat Brown, CEO, Founder, Impossible Foods.   Harvard Science Center.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots (Psittacus erithacus)."   Irene Pepperberg.   Harvard:  Biological Labs Lecture Hall, Room 1080, 16 Divinity Avenue.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Environment Engineering of Solid State Qubits by Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems."   Young-Ik Sohn.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Help-me: Signaling in Brain Injury and Repair."   Eng Lo.   Schepens Eye Research Institute, 2nd floor conference room, 20 Staniford Street.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Programming the Folding of Tissues into Complex 3D Forms."   Zev Gartner.   MIT:  32-141.   Details.

4p.  "Reducing Emissions by Pricing Carbon: How Microsoft and Yale are leading the charge."   A panel discussion.   BU:  Metcalf Trustee Center, 9th flr, 1 Silber Way.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

4p.  "Saving the Synapse: Developmental critical periods and Alzheimer's disease."   Kate Wassum.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

4p.  "Testing Quantum Devices and Quantum Mechanics."   Umesh Vazirani.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Ecology and Evolution of Mutualism."   Judith Bronstein.   MIT:  48-310.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Platforms in the Public Interest: Lessons from Minitel."   Julien Mailland and Kevin Driscoll.   MIT:  56-114.   Access via 21 Ames Street.   Details, Abstract.

7:30p.  "We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe."   Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson.   Center for Astrophysics, Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden St.   Details, Abstract.

September 22 - 24.  "Global Community Bio Summit."   MIT Media Lab.   Details.

Friday, September 22

7:30-6:45p.  "Therapeutic Organ Engineering."   A symposium.   HMS:  Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.   Details, Abstract.*

8:30a.  "Emerging Technologies."   A conference.   HKS:  Starr Auditorium.   Details.   Reconfirm time and place at the details link before attending.

9:30a.  "Programming Functional DNA Nanoparticles."   Mark Bathe.   Brandeis:  Shapiro Campus Center Theater.   Details, Registration:

2:30p.  "How Everest Became a Mountain."   Peter H. Hansen.   MIT:  E51-095.   Details.

3p.  "The Trouble with Wilderness: a Look at Ecuador's Hyper-Diverse Yasuni."   Kelly Swing.   BU:  685-725 Commonwelath Ave., Room 132.   Details, Abstract.

3:45p.  "Soft Living Materials and Machines."   Xuanhe Zhao.   Brandeis:  Shapiro Campus Center Theater.   Details, Registration at .

4p.  "Carbon Based Nanosciences."   Hongjie Dai.   BU:  Photonics 906.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

4p.  "Materials Design in Pasteur’s Quadrant - Alchemy or Science?"   Sadasivan Shankar.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others."   Tali Sharot.   Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

Saturday, September 23

10 - 2p.  "Science and Conservation Day."   Franklin Park Zoo, Tropical Forest Classroom.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon - 4p.  "3D Printing and Design."   A "making and tinkering" event.   MIT Museum.   Details.

September 24 - 27.  "Graph Drawing and Network Visualization."   A conference.   Northeastern University Alumni Center, 716 Columbus Ave.   Details, Abstract.

Sunday, September 24

10:30a.  "Let's Get Journaling: A Walk for Budding Naturalists."   Kate Stonefoot and Ana Eder Mulhane.   Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon - 4p.  "3D Printing and Design."   A "making and tinkering" event.   MIT Museum.   Details.

2p.  "Food Evolution."   A screening.   Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St.   Details.

7 - 9p.  "Solar Storm Warning."   Kelly Korreck.   Museum of Science:  Charles Hayden Planetarium.   Details.

Monday, September 25

9a.  "Rotten Apples: Botanical Models of Diversity and Disease."   An exhibition.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details.

10:30a.  "An Open Discussion on Medication Approaches for Borderline Personality Disorder."   Brian Palmer.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "A New Theory of the Abyssal Ocean Circulation."   Raffaele Ferrari.   Harvard:  Geological Museum 102.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Temporal Dynamics of Memory-Linking."   Denise Cai.   BU:  610 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 101.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Oldest Computer: Antikythera Mechanism."   Xenophon Moussas.   Center for Astrophysics:  Phillips Auditoruum, 60 Garden St.   Details, Abstract.

12:10p.  "Processes Underlying Patterns of Phylogenetic Regionalization."   Barnabas Daru.   Arnold Arboretum:  Weld Hill Lecture Hall.   Details.

2p.  "Social Network Experiments."   Nicholas Christakis.   Human Nature Lab.   Northeastern University:    Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Poincaré's Legacy: Predictions on Time Scales Ranging from Milliseconds to Billions of Years."   Gregory Laughlin.   BU:  725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 502.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "Climate Change and the Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities."   Inuuteq Holm Olsen, Minister Plenipotentiary for Greenland, and John P. Holdren.   HKS:  Allison Dining Room, 5th floor, Taubman Bldg, 15 Eliot St.   Details.

5:30p.  "Launch Smart Clinic – Artificial Intelligence (AI)."   MIT:  Tang Center.   Details, Registration.

7p.  "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."   A Coolidge Science on Screen event.   Muhamet Yildiz of MIT will discuss game theory.   Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St.   Details.

Tuesday, September 26

11a.  "3D Imaging Methods and Benefits Q&A."   Jared Glover, Co-Founder, CapSen Robotics.   A webcast.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

11:45a.  "Harnessing Terrestrial Thermal Photon Sources."   Svetlana Boriskina.   MIT:  34-401A.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Formation of X-ray Binaries in the Galactic Center via Tidal Capture."   Aleksey Generozov.   Center for Astrophysics:  Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden.   Details.

12:30p.  "Paleomagnetic Evidence for an Outer Solar System Meteorite."   James Bryson.   MIT:  54-617.   Details, Abstract.

2p.   "Implicit User Interfaces."   Robert J. K. Jacob.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Learning-based Interactive Data Exploration."   Kyriaki Dimitriadou.   Brandeis:  Volen 101.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Internal Models of Sensorimotor Integration Regulate Cortical Dynamics."   Mehrdad Jazayeri.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

4p.  "Mechanics of Epithelial Tissues: Structure, Rigidity and Fluidity."   Dapeng Bi.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Science Slam."   Graduate students and postdocs present their projects.   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Tracking Planet Footprints in Dusty Disks."   Catherine Espaillat.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Understanding and Overcoming the Tumor Micro- and Macroenvironment for Effective Immunotherapeutic Targeting of Gynecologic Malignancies."   Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Jimmy Fund Auditorium, 35 Binney St.   Details.*

6p.  "Tales of the Moche Kings and Queens: Elite Burials from the North Coast of Peru."   Jeffrey Quilter.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details.

Wednesday, September 27

Noon.  "A Journey into a New Energy Future: The Critical Role of Energy Storage."   Christina Lampe-Onnerud.   MIT:  34-401.   Details.

Noon.  "Cultural Transmission and Lithic Technology in Middle Stone Age Eastern Africa."   Kathryn Ranhorn.   Harvard:  Tozzer 203.   Details.

Noon.  "Sex-Biased Genomics."   Melissa A. Wilson Sayres.   HMS:  NRB 350.   Details.

12:30 - 7:30p.  "4th Annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition."   MIT:  W34.   Details, Abstract.

12:30 - 2:30p.  "What is Urban Science and What Does It Have To Do with Planning?"   MIT:  9-255.   Details.

1p.  "Challenges Translating Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology into Prevention."   Cornelia van Duijn.   HSPH:  Kresge 502.   Details.*

1p.  "Compressing and Planning Behavioral Trajectories."   Daniel McNamee.   Harvard:  Northwest 243.   Details, Abstract.

2:30p.  "Soil Analysis Across Acres."   Jenna Zukswert.   Arnold Arboretum:  Oak Collection.   Details, Abstract.

3 - 7p.  "Machine Learning - Current and Future."   Girish Reddy, CTO, SpringML and Manuel Amunategui, VP, Data Science, SpringML.   Google, 355 Main St, Cambridge.   Details.

4p.  "A Brief History of Symbiote Defense."   Salvatore Stolfo.   ("Symbiote" is a security technology for embedded devices.)   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Tackling the Genetic and Synaptic Heterogeneity in Autism from Risk to Resilience."   Thomas Bourgeron.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Towards Tensegrity-Based Metamaterials."   Julian Rimoli.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "Framework Materials for Efficient Harvest, Conversion, and Transport of Solar and Electrochemical Energy."   Fernando Uribe-Romo.   MIT:  4-370.   Details.

5:30p.  "Machine Learning in the Car // NVIDIA Tech Talk."   Lan Kautz.   Harvard:  60 Oxford St., Rm 330.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Harvard affiliates ONLY.

5:30p.  "Stealth Aspects of Vocabulary Learning."   Margaret G. McKeown.   HGSE:  Guttman Conference Center, 6 Appian Way.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

6p.  "Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution."   Jonathan Losos.   Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall.   Details.

6p.  "Privies and Peach Pits: Public Health in Puritan Boston."   A panel discussion.   New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.   "What’s the Catch? Diving into the sustainability of eating fish."   HMS:  Armenise Amphitheater.   Details.

Thursday, September 28

9 - 12:30p.  "Climate Change, Migration and Health."   Keynote address and panel discussion.   Radcliffe Gymnasium, Knafel Center, 10 Garden St.   Details.

11:30a.  "The Bayesian Brain: normative aspects of human and animal decisions."   Jan Drugowitsch.   Harvard:  MD G125.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Benefits of Poor Cognitive Control."   Lynn Hasher.   Brandeis:  Multipurpose Room (SSC).   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Perceived Control and Cognition: A Multimethod Approach to Exploring Physical Activity as a Mechanism."   Stephanie A. Robinson.   Brandeis:  Lown 002.   Details, Abstract.

2:50p.  "From Digital Literacy to Computer Science: A Vision for Middle School CS Education."   Fred Martin.   Tufts:  Halligan 102.  Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Beyond 2D: Self-Organizing Patterns in Nanomaterials and Cancer."   Ian Wong.   Brandeis:  Abelson 229.   Details.

4p.  "Brain circuits for Triggering and Reversing Emotional Memories."   Joshua Johansen.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

4p.  "From Personal Informatics to Personal Analytics: Integrating Interaction Design and Data Science to Promote Learning in Health and Wellness."   Olena Mamykina.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Quantum Materials: Insights from Near Field Nano-Optics."   Dmitri Basov.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Respect Your Biome: Can Precision Medicines Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance?"   Julie L. Gerberding.   MIT:  32-141.   Details.

5p.  "Techno-Economical Challenges in Sustainable Growth of Solar Energy Utilization."   Mulay Mazumder.   Hyatt Regency, 575 Memorial Drive.   Details, Abstract.   Registration deadline: Sept. 26.

6p.  "Inside the Tombs of Saqqara."   Ramadan B. Hussein.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Studying Vision in Usual and Unusual Brain Development: A chance to merge science and service."   Pawan Sinha.   Aeronaut, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville.   Details.

7p.  "Climate Change in Antarctica."   Scott Doney.   NE Aquarium:  Simons IMAX Theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

September 29 - 30.   "Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment."   A conference.   Harvard:  CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Friday, September 29

9 - 4p.  "LD Innovation Symposium: Diverse Technologies for Diverse Minds."   Among the events: "ADHD and Learning: A Perfect Storm," by Eric Tridas, and "Cognitive Neuroscience & Dyslexia: From Biology to Remediation," by John Gabrieli.   MIT:  46-4033.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10a.  "How Psychologists Should Not Study Interaction."   J. P. De Ruiter.   Tufts:  Human Interaction Lab, Unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave, Medford.   Details, Abstract.

11:15a.  "Motors, Rings, Springs and Things: macromolecular machines on DNA."   Brian Kelch.   Brandeis:  Rosenstiel 118.   Details.

Noon.  "Exploring the Drivers and Effects of Multi-Decadal Changes in Aerosol."   David Ridley.   Harvard:  Pierce 100F, 29 Oxford.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Young Neuron Migration in Human Brain: Origin and Relevance to Autism Spectrum Disorder."   Eric Huang.   Children's Hospital:  Folkman Auditorium, Enders Building, 300 Longwood Avenue.   Details.

2 - 5p.  "Disaster Relief Mapathon."   BU:  Mugar Library 302.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

September 30 - Nov 3.   "AI and Beyond: The integration of artificial and human intelligence."   A conference.   Royal Sonesta, Cambridge.   Details.

Saturday, September 30

8a.  "Fall Birding!"   Bob Mayer, Arboretum Docent.   Arnold Arboretum:  Arboreway Gate.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon - 4p.  "Kinetic Sculptures."   A "making and tinkering" event.   MIT Museum.   Details.

*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.