Boston Science and Engineering Lectures Archive

November 1 - 2.  "AI and the Future of Work Symposium."   MIT:  Kresge Auditorium.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, November 1

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

3:45p.  "Bits & Bots."   Learn to create and build robots.   Grove Hall:  41 Geneva Avenue.   Details.

10a.  "The Cradle of Human Sociality."   Tobias Grossman.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Unlocking the Elusive Mind: The role of protein biomarkers in understanding neurodegenerative disease."   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

1p.  "Evolving Epidemiology: Population Neuroscience in the Framingham Study."   Sudha Seshadri.   HSPH:  Kresge 502.   Details.

4p.  "New Paths to the Waterfall: Rethinking the Science of Therapeutics for Pediatric Malignancies."   James E. Bradner, President, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. .   Dana-Farber:  Yawkey Center, Conference Center, 450 Brookline Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This lecture will be available online.

4p.  "What's Up with Those DAM Microglia?"   Richard Ransohoff.   MIT:  46-3310.   Details.

4:30p.  "Warnings."   Richard Clarke.   MIT:  10-250.   Details.

5p.  "How Could Machines Learn as Efficiently as Animals and Humans?"   Yann LeCun.   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Data Science for All: It’s a Whole New Game."   A webcast.   Details.

6p.  "The Sputnick Years."   Kelly Beatty.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "What Genes Cannot Tell: The role of epigenetics in determining who we are."   HMS:  Armenise Amphitheater, 200 Longwood Ave.   Details.

November 2-3.  "The Diabetic Lower Extremity Symposium: From Innovation to Therapy."   A conference.   HMS:  The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, November 2

8a - 6:30p.  "Transforming Therapeutic Outcomes: Innovations in Cancer Modeling."   A symposium.   Tufts:  Jaharis Family Center, Behrakis Audritium.   Details, Registration.

8 - 5p.  "Advanced Cyber Security Center Annual Conference."   Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Avenue.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

10a.  "Non-Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health Around the Globe."   A panel discussion and a live webcast.   HSPH:  Kresge, Leadership Studio.   Details.

Noon.  "Natural Gas: turning a dead end into an off-ramp."   Nathan Phillips.   Tuft:  Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room.  Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Physics of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins: how do polymers work in living systems?"   Loren Hough.   Harvard:  Northwest B-103.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "What's New on the Science and Policy of Solar Geoengineering?"   David Keith.   Harvard:  MCZ, Room 440, 26 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

1 - 5p.  "Mobile and Electronic Health."   A symposium.   BU:  Hiebert Lounge, 72 E Concord St, 14th flr.   Details, Abstract.

2:50p.  "Building the Instant Internet with Machine Learning."   David Lerner.   Tufts:  Halligan 102.   Details.

4p.  "Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials: From Fundamentals to Applications."   Uli Wiesner.   MIT:  6-104.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Ecology of Collective Behavior."   Deborah Gordon.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Wiring Up a Circuit to Perform Computations: development of direction selectivity."   Marla Feller.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

5p.  "Just Machine Learning."   Tina EliAssi-Rad.   Harvard:  Boylston Hall 110.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Network Science: From the Online World to Cancer Genomics."   Jennifer Chayes.   Harvard:  Askwith Hall.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Targeted Delivery of Therapeutic Macromolecules to the Brain."   Eliahu Heldman.   MIT:  68-181.   Details.

7p.  "Invisible Chefs."   Roberto Kolter.   Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston.   Details, Abstract.

November 3 - 5.  "MIT Energy Hackathon."   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Registration.

Friday, November 3

Noon.  "Putting a Computer in Your Brain is No Longer Science Fiction."   Anthony Palatta, Chief Learning Officer, The American Dental Education Association.   Tufts:  Merritt Auditorium.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Adventures in Analytics."   Bob Rogers.   Harvard Geological Museum, Room 100, 24 Oxford St.   Details.

2p.  "City-Scale Low-Power Wireless Internet."   Swarun Kumar.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Automating the Analysis and Design of Large-Scale Optimization Algorithms."   Laurent Lessard.   BU:  Photonics 211, 8 St. Mary's.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Controlling Topological Nanomaterials."   Judy Cha.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "How Landscapes Form."   Taylor Perron.   MIT:  54-915.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Does Physics Leave Room for Free Will? Modern Science and Human Choice."   Thomas Davenport.   MIT:  3-270.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, November 4

1p.  "Autumn Colors."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Registration.

2p.  "Capturing Birds of Prey with Pencil and Paper."   Erica Beade.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details.

9 - 11:30a.  "Arboretum for Educators: Seed Dispersal: Mechanisms of Flight."   Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Registration.

9:30a.  "Drawing Birds in Colored Pencil."   Erica Beade.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details.

Sunday, November 5

1p.  "Fall Feathered Friends."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

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

2p.  "Chain Reaction Contraption Construction Help Sessions."   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

November 6-7.  "Water-Food Nexus."   A conference.   MIT:  Wong Auditorium.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

November 6-7.  "Agriculture, Nutrition, Health, and the Environment in Africa."   A conference.   HSPH:  Amphitheater, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

November 6-9.  "Emtech."   A conference.   MIT:  Media Lab.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Monday, November 6

9:30a.  "Coordination through dialogue: applications in human-robot teaming."   Felix Gervits.   Tufts:  Halligan 102.   Details, Abstract.

10a.  "Socially-Nediated Visibility in Authoritarianism."   Katy Pearce.   Northeastern:  340 Curry Student Center.   Details, Abstract.   If you are not a member of the Northeastern community, please email to register.

10:30a.  "A Dynamic Neural Field of Sequence Perception."   Andrew Valenti.   Tufts:  Halligan 127.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Breakthroughs in Disease Treatment: The Landscape Moving Forward."   A discussion forum.   HSPH:  Kresge 10th flr, Leadership Studio.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

Noon.  "Mixed-Phase Clouds and Climate – a close and complicated relationship."   Trude Storelvmo.   MIT:  54-923.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "On a World Climate Assembly and the Social Cost of Carbon."   Martin Weitzman.   HKS:  Bell Hall, 5th floor.   Details.

Noon.  "Digital Farming: Exploring the intersection of computation, biology, and photography at the MIT Media Lab."   Tim Savas.   Arnold Arboretum:  Weld Hill Lecture Hall.   Details.

3p.  "Planning With and Inferring Moral and Social Norms with Temporal Logic."   Daniel Kasenberg.   Tufts:  Halligan 209.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "AI is the New Electricity."   Andrew Ng.   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Biological Pattern Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms."   Samuel Burck.   Tuftsa:  Halligan 209.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Fantastic Feathers: Form and Function."   Lorna Gibson.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Watch Your Step! There is new chemistry everywhere!"   Sean F. Brady.   MIT:  4-270.   Details.

5:30p.  "What is the Best Education in Mathematical Thinking for the 21st Century?"   Stephen Wolfram in Conversation with Howard Gardner.   HGSE:  Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way.   Details.   Askwith Forums and Debates are streamed live unless otherwise noted.

6p.  "The David Rockefeller Beetle Collection."   Brian D. Farrell.   Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall.   Details.

7p.  "Office Space."   A Coolidge Science on Screen Presentation.   Wade Roush will discuss technological issues raised by the movie.   Details.

7p.  "The Future of Nature: What is the Future of Science?"   A panel discussion.   Museum of Science, 1 Science Park.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, November 7

11a.  "Mobile Manipulators for Intelligent Physical Assistance."   Charlie Kemp.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Fixing Our Broken Sleep."   Rick Clerici.   MIT:  76-150.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Hitting the Conservation Nail with Our Phylogenetics Hammer."   Arne Mooers.   Harvard:  Herbarium 125.   Details.

1:45p.  "Heterogeneous Model-Based Design of Tomorrow's Cyber-Physical Systems."   Akshay Rajhans.   Tufts:  Halligan 102.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Computational Ecosystems: Tech-enabled Communities to Advance Human Values at Scale."   Haoqi Zhang.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Understanding Complex Systems: From Networks to Multi-Order Models."   Ingo Scholtes.   Northeastern:  Network Science Institute, 177 Huntington Ave.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Multi-Organ Mapping of Cancer Origins."   Richard Gilbertson.   HMS:  Jimmy Fund Auditorium.   Details.*

4p.  "The Migrant Passage: Survival Plays and Clandestine Journeys from Central America."   Noelle Brigden.   MIT:  E40-496.   Details.

4:30p.  "Frontiers in Solid-State NMR and Applications to Parkinson’s Disease and Antifungal Drug Discovery."   Chad Rienstra.   MIT:  6-120.   Details.

4:30p.  "Whales, Galileo, and the Digital Humanities."   Jeffrey Ravel and Crystal Hall.   Wellesley:  Founders Hall 120.   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "Launch Smart Clinic – Digital Health."   Foley & Lardner LLP, 111 Huntington Ave, Suite 2600, Boston.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Docs & Hackers."   Ankit Gupta and Amit Ghorawat.   PULSE @MassChallenge, 401 Park Drive, 8th Floor, Boston.   Details.

6p.  "Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter."   Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler.   Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

6p.  "Resilience & Our Built Environment."   A conference.   CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

November 8-10.  "Greenbuild International Conference and Expo."   Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, November 8

8:30-5p.  "Standard of Cure: Winners in the War on Cancer."   A symposium.   Beth Israel DeaconessHMS:  Joseph B. Martin Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

9 - 5p.  "Data Intensive Studies Center Fall Symposium."   Tufts:  Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop St, Medford.   Details.

11a.  "3D Imaging - Current and future methods and applications."   Daniel Lau.   A webcast.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "A Complex Interplay: Regulation and Market Forces in the Drive for Health Information Interoperability."   Julia Adler-Milstein.   HBS:  Cotting House, Soldiers Field.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Fort Center’s Iconographic Bestiary: Notes from a Reanalysis of the Site’s Wood Assemblage."   Margaret Spivey.   Harvard:  Tozzer 203.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Scaling Challenges to System-Level Opportunities."   Mark Rodder.   MIT:  34-401.   Details, Abstract.

1 - 5p.  "Ecological Gardening Symposium."   The Gardens at Elm Bank, Wellesley.   Details, Abstract.

1:30-5p.  "Developing the Future of Cancer Therapeutics."   A symposium.   HMS:  NRB 350.  Details, Registration.*

4p.  "Exploring Language Phenotypes in Autism Spectrum Disorder."   Helen Tager-Flusberg.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Genetics and Epigenetics of Adaptation to The Environment."   Detlef Weigel.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080.   Details, Abstract.

5p.   "The Potential for Solar Energy."   Becca Jones-Albertus, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.   MIT:  66-110.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Decoding Maya Hieroglyphs with 3D Technology."   Barbara Fash.   Harvard Museum of Natural History:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Room to Grow: Farming into the Future."   A panel discussion.   Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "Going Out With a Bang: Uncovering the mysteries of the catastrophic, destructive, eruptive supernova."   Alicia Soderberg.   Aeronaut, 14 Tyler St., Somerville.   Details.

7p.  "This is How We Do It: From sex evolution to sex education."   HMS:  Armenise Auditorium.   Details.   This event will be streamed.

Thursday, November 9

11:45a.  "The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone."   Thomas Hazlett.   HKS:  Belfer Bldg, Bell Hall, 5th flr.   Details, RSVP.

Noon.  "Specimen Science: Ethics and Policy Implications."   A book launch.   HMS:  Countway Library, Lahey Room.   Details, Abstract.*

Noon.  "Who is an Environmentalist? Making "Nature" at Urban Parks."   Cathy Stanton and Shirley Wang, Tufts University.   Tufts:  Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room.   Details, Abstract.

2:50p.  "Building the Instant Internet with Machine Learning."   David Lerner.   Tufts:  Halligan 102.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "A Computational Triptych for Earthquakes."   Brendan Meade.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Building Models of the World for Behavioral Control."   Tim Behrens.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Exploring Language Phenotypes in Autism Spectrum Disorder."   Helen Tager-Flusberg.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "In Vivo Optical Imaging in the Short Wave Infrared: Pre-clinical and Clinical Opportunities."   Moungi Bawendi.   MIT:  32-141.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Our Galactic Center: A Unique Laboratory for the Physics & Astrophysics of Black Holes."   Andrea Ghez.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

7:30p.  "Ex Machina."   Special screening and discussion.   Brattle Theater.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

Friday, November 10

12:30p.  "Extreme Scale Computing, Big Data Science and Web-of-Life Network Science."   Manju Manjunathaiah.   Details.

6:30-9p.  "Beers & Gears."   MIT Museum.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.   A 21+ event.

8p.  "Telescope Tips from the Experts."   Museum of Science.   Details, Abstract, Ticket.

November 11-12.  "Hacking Arts 2017."   MIT:  Media Lab.   Details.

Saturday, November 11

10 - 5p.  "Chatbots for Health Hackathon."   Cambridge Innovation Center, Katmandu Conference Room, 1 Broadway.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Paper Circuits."   MIT Museum.   Details.

2p.   "Computational Ecosystems: Tech-enabled Communities to Advance Human Values at Scale."   Haoqi Zhang.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract. .

Sunday, November 12

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

1 - 4p.  "Microbes Mini-Festival!"   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract.

Monday, November 13

8-7p.  "Ready Together: A Day-Long Symposium on Epidemic Preparedness."   HMS:  Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Rotunda.   Details, RSVP.

Noon.  "A History of the Internet."   Scott Bradner.   MIT:  E25-202.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Charging Electric Cars -- The Challenges."   Henry Lee.   HKS:  Bell Hall, 5th flr.   Details.

Noon.  "D-Lab Tour."   MIT:  N51-301.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Little Ice Age and 20th Century Deep Pacific Cooling."   Jake Gebbie.   MIT:  54-923.   Details, Abstract.

12:10p.  "Growing Grapes in the Snow: Understanding the intersections between genetics, physiology, and climate."   Jason Londo.   Arnold Arboretum:  Weld Hill.   Details.

12:15p.  "Splitting Up Diagnoses: A Sociological Study of Cancer Classification."   Moran Levy.   Harvard:  Pierce 100F.   Details.

1p.  "Second Language Learning from a Multilingual Perspective."   Yevgeni Berzak.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Observing the Evolution of Solids in Protoplanetary Disks."   Sean Andrews.   BU:  CAS 502.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Data-Powered Health - Creating Engagement and Understanding Through Data Sharing."   Patricia Brennan.   BIDMC:  East Campus, Sherman Auditorium, 330 Brookline Ave.   Details.

5p.  "From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men."   Tyrone Hayes.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 123.   Details.

6-7:30p.  "A Plastic Ocean."   Screening and Panel Discussion.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

November 14 - 16.  "13th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference."   HMS:  Joseph B. Martin Conference Center.   Details, Registration.

Tuesday, November 14

11a.  "Multicellular Machines: A Bio-inspired approach to automated electromechanical design and fabrication."   Rob MacCurdy.   MIT:  32-449.  Details, Abstract.

11a.  "World Diabetes Day."   MIT:  E25 Atrium.   Details.

Noon.  "Digital Justice: Technology and the Internet of Disputes."   Ethan Katsh.   HLS:  Griswold 110.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Event will be webcast live.

Noon.  "The Diabetes Epidemic."   A forum.   This event will be streamed.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Collective Intelligence as a Characteristic of Small Groups."   Christopher F. Chabris.   Northeastern:  Network Science Institute, 177 Huntington Ave.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Counting Curve Types."   Tarik Aougab.   Brandeis:  Goldsmith 317.  Details.

4p.  "Interpreting Geochemical Biomarkers in the Light of Genomics."   David Gold.   MIT:  54-915/923.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Quantum Limits on the Information Carried by Electromagnetic Radiation."   Massimo Franceschetti.   MIT:  32-141.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Rattle and Shine: Joint Detection of Gravitational Waves and Light from the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817."   Edo Berger.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Strategies for Preventing Gynecologic Cancers."   Beth Y. Karlan.   HMS:  Jimmy Fund Auditorium, 35 Binney Street.   Details.*

4:30p.  "Material Worlds: Genealogies of Race and Nature."   A forum.   Mel Y. Chen, Jake Kosek, and Alexander Blanchette.   Tufts:  Alumnae Lounge.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Tidewater."   A screening and discussion.   Peter Huybers and Roger Sorkin.   Harvard:  Geological Museum 102, 24 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Blockchain 101 & Analyzing Cryptocurrencies using Machine Learning Workshop."   Sri Krishnamurty.   CIC, 5th Floor, Havana Room, Cambridge.   Details.   Request Invitation at:

6p.  "Egypt’s Old Kingdom: The Latest Discoveries at Abusir South."   Miroslav Bárta.   Harvard: Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "The Future of Memory."   Lars Jan and Pattie Maes.   MIT:  Media Lab E14.  Details.   This talk will be webcast.

6:30p.  "Virtual and Mixed Reality For Active Learning."   Jeff Jacobson.   IBM Watson Research, 75 Binney Street, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Science Priorities for the North Atlantic Region – A NOAA Fisheries Perspective."   Jon Hare.   New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7:30p.  "Charismatic Caterpillars of Limacodidae: or how Limacodidae chose me as biographer of Harrison G. Dyar, Jr."   Marc E. Epstein.   MCZ 101, 26 Oxford St.   Details.

7:30p.  "Deep Learning in Perl with AI::MXNet."   Adam Russell.   MIT:  E51-372.   Details, Abstract.

7:30p.  "Sagan Day: Seeking Life Beyond Our Pale Blue Dot."   Julien de Wit.   MIT:  35-225.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, November 15

Noon.  "Deciphering Cancer: Investigating cell death mechanisms."   Anthony G. Letai and Andreas Strasser.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Dementia and Democracy: America's Aging Judges and Politicians."   A panel discussion.   HLS:  Pound 102.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Principles and Trends in Quantum Nano-Electronics and Nano-Magnetics for Beyond-CMOS Computing."   Ian Young.   MIT:  34-401.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "The Ethics of Sensors and Networks: Is There Any Privacy in the Public Realm?"   MIT:  9-255.   Details.

2p.  "Understanding Personal Networks."   Mario Small.   Northeastern:  Network Sciences Institute, 177 Huntington Ave.   Details, Abstracts.

4p.  "Big-Data Astrobiology: Exploring the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere."   Robert Hazen.   Harvard:  Geological Museum, Haller Hall.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "From Reading Comprehension to Open-Domain Question Answering."   Danqi Chen.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Interpreting Geochemical Biomarkers in the Light of Genomics."   David Gold.   MIT:  54-915/923.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "PTSD: Putting the Pieces Together."   McLean Hospital:  Service Building, Pierce Hall.   Murray B. Stein.   Details.

4p.  "Softening, Hardening, Aging and Yielding Soft Solids."   Emanuela Del Gado.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Process of Explanation."   Sangreet Khemlani.   Harvard:  WJH Basement Auditorium.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Understanding and Modeling Aging."   Anne Brunet.   MIT:  Whitehead Institute, McGovern Auditorium.   Details.

5:30p.  "Of Stigmatology: Towards a General Theory of Punctuation."   Peter Szendy.   Harvard:  Barker Center, 12 Quincy St.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

6p.  "Dance and Empathy."   Ilya Vidrin.   Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 Kendall St.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

6p.  "Designing Life: Early Experiments in Synthetic Biology."   Sophia Roosth.   Harvard Science Center D.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "High Stake-Steaks: The science behind prions, Mad Cow, and other neurological diseases."   HMS:  Armenise Auditorium.   Details.   This event will be streamed.

7p.  "Precision Medicine: Precision Health."   Gloria S. Waters.   Museum of Science:  Cahners Theater.   Details, Abstract, Ticket.

7p.  "The Boston Repack."   Neil Searls, Director of Business Development - Broadcast, and Jim Stenberg, Principal Broadcast RF Engineer.   WCVB-TV, 5 TV Place, Needham, MA.   Details, Abstract.

7:30p.  "3D Printing."   Algot Runeman.   MIT:  E51-315.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, November 16

11a.  "Directions in Hybrid Intelligence: Discovering Blind Spots of AI."   Ece Kamar.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Innovations to Put Solar Power in the Hands of Every American."   Steph Speirs.   Tufts:  Lincoln Filene, Rabb Room.   Details.

2p.  "Learning Spoken Language Through Vision."   David Harwath.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

2:50p.  "The Role of Semantics in Data Science."   Isabel Cruz.   Tufts:  Halligan 102.  Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Digital Scholarship Open House."   Boston College:  O'Neil Library 205.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

3p.  "Gene Editing Technology and New Opportunities for Plant Breeding."   Jeremy Edwards.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

3:30p.  "Core Features and Comorbidity of Bipolar Disorder: Implications for Etiology, Treatment and Prevention."   Kathleen Ries Merikangas.   McLean Hospital:  Service Building, Pierce Hall.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Arthropod Brains and Their Cambrian Antecedents: Correspondence, Divergence, and Evolutionary Stability."   Nicholas Strausfeld.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Computational Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamic Development in Formula 1."   Thomas Ober and Charles Jenckes.   MIT:  4-370.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Exploration of the Universe with Gravitational Waves."   Rai Weiss.   Center for Astrophysics:    Details.

4p.  "How Being Someone Else Can Change Your Behavior."   Mel Slater.   MIT:  E14-244.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Multiscale and Patient-Specific Systems Biology."   Scott L. Diamond.   MIT:  32-141.   Details.

4:15p.  "Estimating Individual Treatment Effect Using Deep Learning."   David Sontag.   MIT:  E51-335.   Details.

4:30p.  "The Varieties of Historical Experience."   Charles Stewart.   Harvard Divinity School:  Sperry Room.  Details.

5p.  "Medicine: An Information Processing Discipline."   Isaac Kohane.   HMS:  125D Armenise Amphitheater.  Details, Abstract, Registration.*

5p.  "The Comorbidity of BPD and Substance Abuse."   A Family Education Workshop.   Igor Weinberg.   McLean:  Service Building, Pierce Hall.   Details.

5:15p.  "Perception of Non-native Speech."   Melissa Baese-Berk.   BU:  LSE B 01.   Details, Abstract.

5:45p.  "Using Machine Learning to Screen Small Molecules."   Gabriel Musso.   Broad Institute, 415 Main St.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

7p.  "Bits, Sights, and Sounds."   Mary Sherman, Florian Grond, and Hiroshi Ishii.   MIT:  Bartos Theater.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

7p.  "It's Time for a New Old Language."   Guy Steele.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.   This talk will be streamed.

7p.  "Outbreak: Fighting Disease in a Changing World."   Museum of Science.   Details, Abstract, Ticket.

7:30p.  "How to Hold a Dead Star in Your Hand."   Kimberly Arcand and Tom Sgouros.   Center for Astrophysics:  Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden St.   Details.

November 17-19.  "Climate Reckoning: Paths to an Earth Restored."   A conference.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

Friday, November 17

8-Noon.  "Climate Adaptation Forum."   University of Massachusetts Club, 1 Beacon St.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "How Does Mindfulness Meditation Change the Mind and Brain?"   Susan Gabrieli.   MIT:  3-270.  Details.

1p.  "Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Immunity."   A symposium.   HMS:  Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Amphitheater, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.   Details.

2p.  "Digital Minds: Science fiction or near-future reality?"   Arlindo Oliveira.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Machine Learning and AI for the Sciences."   Klaus-Robert Müller.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

2:30p.  "Human Germline editing."   A panel discussion.   Sheraton Boston, Level B.   Details.

3p.  "Security Control of Distributed Networked Control Systems."   Jing Wu.   BU:  Photonics 211.   Details.

4p.  "Characterization of the Dead Sea Scrolls by Advanced Analytical Techniques."   Ira Rabin.   MIT:  33-116.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Stargazing with EAPS."   MIT:  37, Roof.   Details, Open to the MIT Community. .

8p.  "Telescope Tips from the Experts."   Museum of Science.   Details, Abstract, Ticket.

Saturday, November 18   

8-9p.  "TEDxBeaconStreet@JFK library."   John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Columbia Point.   Details, Registration.

Noon.  "Chain Reaction."   MIT Museum.   Details.

4p.  "Human Enhancement: Biological Frameworks and Cyborg Theologies."   Harris Wiseman and Scott Midson.   Fairmont Copley Place-State Suite A (Lower Lobby Level).   Details.

6p.  "Intro to Python-Applications."   Chris Kottmyer.   Cambridge Innovation Center, 11th Floor, 1 Broadway.   Details, Abstract.

Sunday, November 19

Noon.  "Chain Reaction."   MIT Museum.   Details.

Monday, November 20

11a.  "Panoptic Studio: Capturing Social Interaction from 500 Cameras."   Hanbyul Joo.   MIT:  E14-633.   Details.

11:30a.  "An Internet for the Masses, by the Masses."   Arjuna Sathiaseelan.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin 119.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Influence of Biomass Burning on the African Atmospheric Environment and Climate."   Charles Ichoku.   MIT:  54-923.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Regional Approaches to Carbon Emissions."   Stu Bresler, Executive Vice President, Operations and Markets, PJM Interconnection.   HKS:  Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Bldg, 79 JFK St.   Details.

Noon.  "The Effects of Seasonal Biomass Burning in Sub-Saharan Africa."   Charles Ichoku.   MIT:  54-923.   Details, Abstract.

12:15p.  "Sonic Lawfare: The Jurisprudence of Weaponized Sound."   James Parker.   Harvard:  Pierce 100F.  Details, RSVP.

2p.  "Dual Faces of Dr. Jekyll Microglia: Degenerating Neurons Cannot 'Hyde'."   Oleg Butovsky.   BWH:  60 Fenwood Road, BTM 3rd floor conference center.   Details.*

3p.  "Open Problems and Recent Advances in Neural Network Theory: Representation, Generalization, and Optimization."   Matus Telgarsky.   MIT:  34-401A.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "America's Climate Future."   Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.   MIT:  E14 MPR-647.   Details.

4:15p.  "The Probability Puzzle that Spawned 100 Philosophy Papers."   Peter Winkler.   MIT:  4-163.   Details.

6:30p.  "Fanning the Flames: New links between inflammation and heart disease."   Peter Libby.   The Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville.   Details.

Tuesday, November 21

11:45a.  "Scalabe Quantum Computation with Trapped Ions."   Jeremy Sage.   MIT:  36-462.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Defining the Drivers and Vulnerabilities of Invasive Cancers."   Piyush Gupta.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4p.  "The Chemical Composition of Planet Forming Disks."   Karin Oberg.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Sharing Economy for the Smart Grid."   Kameshwar Poolla.   MIT:  32-141.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Who Can You Trust?  How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart."   Rachel Botsman.   First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, November 22

12:30p.  "Causality: From Learning to Generative Models."   Murat Kocaoglu.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "A Study of Random Neural Networks."   Greg Yang, Microsoft Research. .   MIT:  2-135.   Details, Abstract.

Friday, November 24

1-5p.  "F.A.T. Chain Reaction."   MIT:  Rockwell Cage (106 Vassar St).   Details, Abstract.   Attend as a spectator or build your own Rube Goldberg-esque link.

Saturday, November 25

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

11p.  "Transistors."   A Comedy Hypothesis event.   First Michael Motola-Barnes will explain how transistors work and why they are important, and then professional comedy improvisors will "bring his ideas to life."   ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St, Cambridge.   Details.

Sunday, November 26

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

Monday, November 27

10a.  "WorldWide Telescope in Astrophysical Research."   Phillip Rosenfeld.   Seamless Astronomy Group.   Center for Astrophysics:  Wolbach Library Collaboration Space.   Details.

11a.  "What Does the LGN Tell the Visual Cortex? Knowns and Unknowns."   Stephen Van Hooser.   Brandeis:  Volen 201.   Details.

12:10p.  "Let the Niche be Functional: a process-based approach of the niche to forecast the fate of species in future climate."   Isabelle Chuine.   Arnold Arboretum:  Weld Hill.   Details.

12:15p.   "Grapes from Zion: Biblical Prophesy and Quality Wine in the West Bank."   Ian McGonigle.   Harvard:  Pierce 100F.  Details, RSVP.

3:30p.  "Is Hierarchical Merging Broken?"   Charles Steinhardt.   BU:  CAS 502.   Details, Abstract.

4-6:30p.  "Is this an Epistemological Revolution? Big Data and the Philosophy of Science."   A colloquium.   BU:  610 Commonwealth Ave.   Details.

4p.  "Sloppy Models, Differential Geometry, and How Science Works."   James Sethna.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Tiny Functions for Codecs, Compilation, and (maybe) soon Everything."   Keith Winstein.   MIT:  32-G449.  Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age."   Susan Landau.   Harvard Book Store, 1256 Harvard Ave.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, November 28

9-5p.  "Neurotech 2017."   A conference.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Registration.

11a.  "Robots at Sea."   Gaurav Sukhatme.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

12:15p  "Displaced by Disaster: Climate, History, and Planning."   A conference.   MIT:  9-255.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Inter Organ Communication."   Nobert Perrimon.   Perriman Lab.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

12:30p.  "The UV Environment for Prebiotic Chemistry: Connecting Origin-of-Life Scenarios to Planetary Environments."   Sukrit Ranjan.   MIT:  54-517.   Details.

1p.  "Perspectives on Urban Heat."   John Spengler.   Harvard Global Health Institute, 42 Church St., Cambridge.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Achieving Real Virtuality: Closing the Gap Between the Digital and the Physical."   Daniel Wigdor.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Synthetic Biology and Cancer Immunotherapy."   Wilson Wong.   Harvard:  60 Oxford St., Room 330.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Latent Variable Models for Understanding User Behavior in Software Applications."   Ardavan Saeedi.   MIT:  32-G463.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Crackling Noise."   James Sethna.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131,   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "MicroRNAs Create Regulatory Tension."   David Baltimore.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4:30p.  "Some News from High-Efficiency Light-Harvesting and Nanoscale Neurobiology."   Peter Jomo Walla.   MIT:  6-120.   Details.

5:30p.  "Energy Storage: Navigating the Market and White Spaces."   A forum.   Wolf Greenfield, 23rd Floor, 600 Atlantic Avenue.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "The Friendly Orange Glow."   Brian Dear.   MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

6p.  "The Juno Mission to Jupiter: Unraveling the Secrets of a Giant Planet."   Jeremy Bloxham.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Odd Couple: UV Radiation and the Origin of Life."   Sukrit Ranjan.   Belmont Media Center, 9 Lexington St.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "A Carbon-Free and Climate-Ready Boston."   Austin Blackmon, Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space for the City of Boston.   New England Aquarium:  Simons IMAX Theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, November 29

9:30a.  "The Silent Epidemic: Traumatic Brain Injuries in Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence."   Eva Valera.   McLean Hospital:  de Marneffe 218.   Details.

Noon.  "CRISPR Unleashed: New tools and applications in live-cell imaging."   A webinar.   Details.

Noon.  "Extending the Era of Moore’s Law."   Tau-Jae King.   MIT:  34-401.   Details.

3p.  "Visual Understanding of Human Activity: Towards Ambient Intelligence."   Serena Yeung.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Energy Systems Integration: An International and Institutional Challenge & Opportunity."   Mark O'Malley.   Harvard:  Pierce 100F.  Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Exploring Processes of Racialization in Nineteenth Century Nantucket, Massachusetts."   Nedra Lee.   Harvard:  Tozzer 203.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "A Universally Composable Treatment of Network Time."   Aanchal Malhotra.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Hope and Despair: Communicating an Uncertain Future."   A panel discussion.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Machine Learning for Healthcare Data."   Katherine A. Heller.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Stargazing."   Amanda S. Bosh.   MIT:  37-294.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Evolution of Gene Expression."   Thomas Lenormand.   Harvard:  Knafel Center, 10 Garden St.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Why do People Vote Irrationally? Insights from Neuroscience."   Mari Fitzduff.   Brandeis:  Volen 119.   Details.

6p.  "Innovative Uses of Data for Managing Boston Today, and in 2030."   A forum.   Northeastern:  West Village F, Room 20.   Details.

6p.  "Solutions with/in/sight: Cells in the City."   An evening of presentations and conversation about two cancer research projects turned start-up.   MIT:  76-156, 500 Main St.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, November 30

11a.  "Densification, Emergent Modularity, and Related Mysteries of Complex Networks."   Sidney Redner.   Northeastern:  Network Sciences Institute, 177 Huntington Ave.   Details, Abstract.

11:30a.  "Emergent Simplicity in Microbial Community Assembly."   Alvaro Sanchez- Yale.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G125.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Best Practices in Mental Health for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Patients."   Alex S. Keuroghlian.   McLean Hospital:  Service Building, Pierce Hall.   Details.

12:30p.  "The Dynamic Microbiome."   Georg K. Gerber.   HMS:  Countway 403.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Interactivity & Connectedness in the Classroom: Digital Tools for Collaborative Learning."   Kyle Keane.   MIT:  3-133.   Details, Abstract.

2:50p.  "What's Fair?"   Cynthia Dwork.   Tufts:  Halligan 102.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Fisheries as Ecosystem Experiments: Meta-analysis Using the RAM Legacy Stock Assessment Database."   Olaf Jensen.   Northeastern University:  Marine Science Center, Bunker Classroom, 430 Nahant Rd., Nahant.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "From Fast to Ultra-Fast: The Biological World of Extreme Movement."   Sheila Patek.   Harvard:  BioLabs, Main Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Galaxy Cluster Evolution over the Past 10 Billion Years."   Michael McDonald.   Center for Astrophysics, Phillips Auditorium.   Details.

4p.  "Going Beyond Euclidean Data: 3D Face Recognition, Depth Sensors, and Geometric Deep Learning."   Michael Bronstein.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Prefrontal Neuronal Mechanisms Controlling Fear Behavior."   Cyril Herry.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

4p.  "Saving Mothers and Newborn Lives: How Do We Innovate for SDGs?"   Sindura Ganapathi.   MIT:  32-141.   Details.

4p.  "Searching for Dark Matter."   Xiangdong Ji.   MIT:  10-250.   Details.

4p.  "Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence: Independent Not-For-Profit Research Institute for Social Good."   P. Anandan.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "Initial Coin Offerings: The Rise of Crypto Capitalism."   A conference.   MIT:  Strata Center.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  "'Let the Indian Paint His Own Picture': Alice Fletcher and Cultural Representation Paradoxes."   Robert Baron.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.   Details.

6:30p.  "Are We The Enemy? The Neuroscience of Conflict and Empathy."   Emile Bruneau.   MIT Museum.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Protecting Stellwagen Bank: A History of the Sanctuary – 25 Years and Moving Forward."   Richard Delaney and Ben Haskell.   New England Aquarium:  Simons IMAX Theater.   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.