Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering
in the Boston Area


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The main purpose of this list is to convey a sense of the driving issues in contemporary science and technology, although from time to time I include events outside this focus -- such as DIY workshops -- that seem likely to be of interest to the technical community.

Caveats: The list is not remotely comprehensive and selection criteria are subjective.  I tend to list events that offer a physical speaker and accommodate physical attendance, though unusually interesting webinars might slip in.  Courses, exhibits, and networking meetups with no special focus are not well handled.  Activity falls considerably over the summer and winter holidays.

Most critically:  This is a volatile landscape.  Important details change at the last minute;  some events have limited seating and get sold out;  there are many steps in this process and each step has an error rate.  For all of these reasons I strongly urge you to doublecheck the "Details" link before you head out.

There are two routes to this list: a website and a mailing list.  The website carries events for the next month (roughly).  I add to it several times a week.  The list goes out once a week, usually Sunday nights, and carries events for the next eight days.  You can subscribe here.  And unsubscribe here.

Blue boxes represent events advertised as child-friendly; yellow boxes, multi-day events.  I occasionally link to the site of the speaker's lab.  Researchers often see these sites as their preferred medium of communication with the public and put a lot of work into them.  They can carry exceptionally well-posed statements of current issues.

If you see an event that you think I should know about but is not on the website please let me know.  Ditto if you know of a site I ought to be monitoring but does not appear on my list of sources.

I would appreciate your mentioning this list to people with compatible interests.

-- Fred Hapgood

Last update: 29.2036

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March 28 - 29.  "HackingFutbol: The Soundtrack of Copa America."   hack/reduce, 275 Third St.   Details.

Monday, March 30

Noon.   "Empathy."   A forum.   Tufts:  Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center.   Details.

Noon.  "From Stone to Screen: Digitally Recapturing Antiquity."   A forum.   Tufts:  Eaton 202.   Details.   Abstract.

12:15 - 2p.  "A New Literacy for the Information Age: Children, Computers, and Citizenship."   Margo Boenig-Liptsin.   Harvard:  Pierce 100F, 29 Oxford St.   Details, RSVP.

12:15p.  "Synaptic Signaling in Cerebellar Circuits."   Indira Raman.   Children's Hospital:  Folkman Auditorium, Enders Building, 300 Longwood Ave.   Details.

12:30 - 4p.  "Genetic Literacy: An Intermediate Guide to Understanding the Language and Concepts of Modern Genetic Research."   Benjamin Raby.   BWH:  Bornstein Amphitheatre.   Details. (Please fill out the walk-in form on the desk outside the lecture room prior to the lecture.)

12:30p.  "Visualizing Museum Data."   Jeff Steward, Director, Digital Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies Department.   Harvard Art Museums, Calderwood Courtyard, 32 Quincy Street.   Details.

2 - 4p.  "Match Quality, Search, and the Internet Market for Used Books."   Sara Ellison.   Background reading.   MIT:  E62-450.   Details, Abstract.

3:30 - 5p.  "'Science Works!': Research on how the brain controls behavior and sleep."   A symposium.   HMS:  Cannon Rm.   Details, RSVP. *

4p.  "Design and Optimization of Artificial Enzymes: nearer to nature."   Donald Hilvert.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4p.  "Parallel Proofs for Parallel Programs."   Zachary Kincaid.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "Does Brain Difference Affect Legal and Moral Responsibility?"   A panel discussion.   HMS:  Armenise D Amphitheater, 210 Longwood.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.*   Live streaming: http://tinyurl.com/m9tk4hh.

5:30p.  "The Future of the City: Can Cities be the Key to a Greener World?"   A forum.   Boston Center for the Arts:  Calderwood Pavilion, Wimberley Theatre, 527 Tremont St.   Details.

6:30p.  "LIvE: The Living Improv Experiemnt."   Ned Devine's Irish Pub, 1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market Building.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

Tuesday, March 31

11a.  "Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Insights into Mechanism."   Paul Holtzheimer.   McLean:  deMarneffe 132, 115 Mill St.   Details.

Noon - 2p.  "Germany’s Energy Transition: Model or Disaster?"   R. Andreas Kraemer.   Harvard:  CGIS South S030, 1730 Cambridge St.   Details.

Noon.   "Manifolds, Maps, and Reinforcement Learning."   Samuel Gershman.   MIT:  46-3310.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "A Better Understanding of Exoplanet Clouds through Laboratory Studies."   Alexandria Johnson.   MIT:  54-517.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Identification of the Genetic Network that Prevents Genome Instability."   Richard Kolodner.   HMS:  Jimmy Fund Auditorium, 35 Binney St.   Details.

5p.  "Self-Assembling, Supercharged Protein Containers."   Donald Hilvert.   MIT:  4-270.   Details.

6p.  "Life at Colonial Harvard: The Archaeological Evidence."   Diana Loren and Patricia Capone.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Open Lab!"   An open house.   BOSSLab, 339r Summer St, Somerville.   Details.

Wednesday, April 1

11:30a.  "Evolution, Antibiotics, and Algorithms."   Michael Baym.   MIT:  32-G575.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Active Sensing, Artificial Sensations, and Neurocontrol."   Jason Ritt.   BU:  Center for Systems Neuroscience, 24 Cummington, B01.   Details.

Noon.  "Genes, Genomes, and the Future of Medicine."   Richard Lifton.   Background watching.   Boston Children's Hospital, Folkman Auditorium, Enders Building, 300 Longwood Avenue.   Details.*

2p.  "Radical Approaches to Antibacterials and Antibiotic Resistance."   James J. Collins.   BU:  L-110.   Details.

2:30p.  "In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) for Future Space Exploration."   Gerald (Jerry) Sanders.   MIT:  37-212.   Details.

4 - 6p.  "Body Sensor Networks: An Application-Centric Approach."   John Lach.   BU:  Photonics 210.   Details.

4p.  "Deep Learning for Decision Making and Control."   Sergey Levine.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Food in the Age of Sustainable Development."   Jeffrey D. Sachs.   HSPH:  Snyder Auditorium, 677 Huntington Ave.   Details.

4:10p.  "Renewable Fuel Standards."   James Stock.   KSG:  L-382, 79 JFK St.   Details.

5:30 - 7p.  "The Ebola Crisis from Outbreak to Stamp Out -- Lessons for the Future."   Anthony Banbury, Special Representative, Secretary General, and Head, United Nations Mission for Emergency Ebola Response.   Tufts:  ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Intercultural Center.   Details.

6p.  "Culture, History and Lore of Hacking at MIT."   Deborah Douglas and Edmund Golaski.   Microsoft NERD, Horace Mann Rm, One Memorial Drive.   Details.

7 - 9p.  "Depression, Suicide, and Resilience."   A forum.   Museum of Science, Cahners Theater.   Details, Registration, Abstract.

7p.  "Native Meadows: Let's Get Real."   Larry Weaner, Principal, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates.   Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, April 2

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

7-9a.  "Spring Bird Walk."   Robin Hunnewell.   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract.

8:45 - 4p.   "COMSOL 5.0 and Fluid Flow Workshop."   Demonstration of a proprietary physics simulator.   Residence Inn Boston Back Bay – Fenway, Back Bay Meeting Room, 125 Brookline Avenue, Boston.   Details, Abstract, Registratiom.

Noon.  "Sleep: A Critical yet Understudied Component of Behavioral Medicine."   Martica Hall.   Brandeis:  Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Circadian Clock and Sleep in Flies: Molecules, Neurons, and Circuits."   Michael Rosbash.   Harvard:  Northwest B-103, 52 Oxford.   Details, abstract.

3p.  "Deconstructing and Reconstructing Olfactory Circuits."   Rainer Friedrich.   Harvard:  Northwest 243, 52 Oxford Street.   Details.

3p.  "Design and Optimization of Artificial Enzymes: nearer to nature."   Donald Hilvert.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121. nbsp; Details.

3p.  "Friction."   Robert Carpick.   Tufts:  Anderson 112 (Nelson Auditorium).   Details.

3:30p.  "Physics at the Cosmic Frontier with the Dark Energy Survey."   Marcelle Soares-Santos.   BU:  3 Cummington Mall, Rm. 595.   Details.

4p.  "Embracing Energy Constraints."   Benjamin Ransford.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Evaluating the Competitive Use of the Subsurface: The Influence of Energy Storage and Production in Groundwater."   Rainer H. Helmig.   Tufts:  Anderson Hall, Nelson Auditorium, 200 College Ave, Medford.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Probing the Cosmic Dawn and Cosmology with the 21cm Hydrogen Line."   Jacqueline Hewitt.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstracts.

4p.  "Toward a Mammalian Neurome Project."   Sacha Nelson.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

5 - 7p.  "Cultural Studies and The Expediency of Culture, Rethought in Relation to Internet Platforms and Megadata."   George Yudice.   MIT:  4-231.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Love the Processor, Hate the Process: The Temptations of Clever Algorithms and When to Resist Them."   Jonathan Zittrain.   HLS:  Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB (second floor).   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "The Future of Suburban Mobility: Out of Town: Where are we going and how do we get there?"   A forum discussion.   Harvard:  Northwest Labs B101, 52 Oxford St.   Details.

6 - 8p.  "The Problem of Maintenance: Medical Technologies and the Global Diabetes Epidemic."   Amy Moran-Thomas.   MIT:  4-237.   Details.

7 - 9p.  "Beyond the Telescope: Supernova Forensics."   Alicia Soderberg.   Museum of Science:  Charles Hayden Planetarium.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Polaroid & Land."   Ron Fierstein.   The Waltham Library, 735 Main St.   Details.

Friday, April 3

8 - 5p.  "Fluid Boundaries: Integrated Solutions to Today's Water Challenges."   A symposium.   Tufts:  Jaharis Family Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 150 Harrison Avenue.   Details, Registration.

8:30a.  "Chemical Signals from Bacteria and their Effects on Host Development."   Alexandra Cantley.   Harvard:  HUCE Seminar 310, 24 Oxford St.   Details.

9 - 7p.  "Netlore: Globalizing Folklore in a Digital World."   A symposium.   Harvard:  Thompson Room, Barker Center.   Details.

9:30a.  "Our Own Devices: Tools of the Humanities."   A symposium.   MIT:  Bartos Theater (E15-070).   Details, Registration.

10 - 11:50a.  "Graphic Medicine."   Juliet McMullin.   Harvard:  1550 William James Hall.   Details.

Noon.  "Cyber Operations and International Humanitarian Law: fault lines and vectors."   Michael Schmitt.   HLS:  Pound 102.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Quantum Dots to Perovskites: Exploring New Materials for Next Generation Solar Cells."   Prashant Kamat.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "The Woodcock Sky Dance."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Hill Walk Street, Mattapan.   Details.

Saturday, April 4

1 - 4p.  "Robotics: Flowers Sprout FIRST."   MIT Musuem, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

9:30 - 11:30a.  "The Art of Botanical Drawing."   Erica Beade.   Four Saturdays: April 4, 11, 18, 25.   Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St.   Details.

11 - 3p.  "NanoDays 2015."   Museum of Science.   Details.

Sunday, April 5

7-9a.  "Spring Bird Walk."   Catherine Principe.   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract.

10:30a.  "The Art of Nature."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan.  Details, Registration.


April 6 - 10.  "Climate Week at Harvard."   Multiple locations.   Events.

Monday, April 6

11a.  "Energy: the World and MIT."   Robert Stoner.   MIT:  W20-306, Twenty Chimneys.   Details.

11:30a.  "Privacy-preserving Deep Learning."   Vitaly Shmatikov.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin 119.   Details.

4p.  "Human Obesity as a Neurobehavioural Disorder: Lessons from Human Genetics."   Stephen O'Rahilly.   HMS:  New Research Building, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.   Details. *

4p.  "The Higgs as a Portal to New Physics."   Stefania Gori.   MIT:  26-414.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, April 7

11a.  "Imaging Epigenetics in the Human Brain."   Jacob Hooker.   McLean Hospital:  deMarneffe 132, 115 Mill St, Belmost.   Details.

11a.  "Modeling, Planning, and Control for Robot-Assisted Medical Intervention."   Allison Okamura.   MIT:  1-190.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.   "Love the Player, Love the Game?"   Jessica Hammer.   MIT:  32-144.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Black Box Society."   Frank Pasquale.   HLS:  Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

Noon.   "Yo! Your Honor!"   Carl Malamud.   MIT:  Media Lab, Center for Civic Media, 3rd flr.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

1 - 4p.  "IoT Coding Workshops."   A Meetup.   Metro Meeting Centers, 101 Federal St Fl 4.   Details, Registration.   This Meetup will repeat in the evening.

2:30p.  "Effects of Cosmic String Loops inside Galaxies."   Robert Brandenberger.   Tufts:  Robinson 250.   Details.

3p.  "Big Visual Data Meets Human Face Modeling."   Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

4p.nbsp; "The HIV Problem."   Michel Nussenzwig.   MIT:  32-123,   Details.

4:30p.  "Reinventing Fire: Profitable Low-Carbon Futures for the U.S. and China."   Amory Lovins.   HKS:  Taubman Building, 5th Floor, Room NYE B&C, 15 Eliot Street.   Details.

6:30 - 8:30p.  "Energy Storage and Clean Technology."   A panel discussion.   Harvard:  Biolabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave.   Details, RSVP.

7:30p.  "Opals, History and Science of the Harvard University Collection."   Raquel Alonso-Perez.   Harvard University Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street.   Details.

Wednesday, April 8

8:30a.  "Deciphering the Early Martian Climate through 3D Modelling."   Robin Wordsworth.   Harvard:  HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford Street 3rd Floor.   Details.

Noon.   "Attentional Networks in the Human Brain."   David Somers.   BU:    Center for Systems Neuroscience, 24 Cummington Street, B01.   Details.

1p.  "Building and Planning for Climate Change."   Karios Shen, Director of Planning, Boston Redevelopment Authority.   HGSD:  Stubbins 112, Gund Hall.   Details.

2p.  "Mice are People Too: Social Modulation of and by Pain in Laboratory Mice and Undergraduates."   Jeffrey S. Mogil.   BU:  L-110.   Details.

2p.  "Why Interacting with Big Data is Hard (and What We Can Do About It)."   Danyel Fisher.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details.

4:10p.  "Automatically Green."   Cass Sunstein.   Background reading.   KSG:  L-382, 79 JFK St.   Details.

4:30p.  "Reinventing Fire: Profitable Low-Carbon Futures for the U.S. and China."   Amory Lovins.   Harvard Kennedy School:  Taubman Building 5th Floor, Room NYE B&C, 15 Eliot Street.   Details.

5p.  "Gene-Microbe Interactions that Regulate the Virome, Immunity, and Disease Pathogenesis."   Skip Virgin.   HMS:  Armenise Amphitheater.   Details.*

7p.  "Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing."   Laura J. Snyder.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Building.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Sailing the Seas of Alien Worlds: The fate of oceans on rocky planets."   Laura Schaefer.   Harvard:  Pfizer Hall, 12 Oxford St.   Details.


April 9 - 12.  "NASA Hackathon."   Details.   More.

Thursday, April 9

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

10a.  "Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo."   Northeastern:  Cabot Center, 400 Huntington Ave,  Details, RSVP.

3p.  "Cell Mechanics."   Robert Ros.   Tufts:  Anderson 112 (Nelson Auditorium).   Details.

4:30p.  "Visualizing Instagram: How to Study Big Social Data Without Using Numbers."   Lev Manovich.   BU:  School of Management, Rm. 105, 595 Commonwealth Ave.   Details.

6p.  "Evolution in a Vortex – Fish Diversity in the Lower Congo River."   Melanie L. J. Stiassny.   Harvard Museum on Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Pathways to Ultra-Efficient Solid-State Lighting."   Mary Crawford.   Lincoln Labs, 244 Wood St, Lexington.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "The Emerging Convergence of the Life, Physical and Engineering Sciences."   Susan Hockfield.   Background reading.   Harvard:  Faculty Club, 2nd flr, 20 Quincy St.   Details, RSVP.

Friday, April 10

3:15p.  "Trail Detectives' Club."   Adam Leiterman.   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Big Data, Geospatial Computing, and My 2 Cents in an Open Data Economy."   Budhendra (Budhu) Bhaduri, head, Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

1:25 - 4:25p.  "Infectious Disease Epidemiology."   A symposium.   HSPH:  Kresge G2.   Details.

4p.  "Generating and Regenerating the Cerebral Cortex."   Jeffrey Macklis.   MIT:  46-3001.   Details.

5p.  "Assessing Astronaut Performance across the Spectrum of Gravity."   Dava Newman.   Northeastern University:  306 Egan Research Center.   Details.   Abstract.

5 - 8p.  "The Art of Designing Computer Music."   Ge Wang and Eran Egozy.   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

Saturday, April 11

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

7-9a.  "Spring Bird Walk."   Adam Leiterman.   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract.

10 - 2p.   "Science and Conservation Day 2015."   Jennifer Snell Rullman.   Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road.   Details, Registration.

1p.  "Amphibians and Citizen Science."   Tea Kesting-Handly and Adam Leiterman.   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Registration, Abstract.

6 - 9p.  "Context Hacking: How to Mess with Art, Media, Law and the Market."   Johannes Grenzfurthner.   BU:  Stone Science Auditorium.   Details.

Sunday, April 12

Noon.   "The People Behind the Metropolitan Water System."   Marcis Kempe, Museum Director.   Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St.   Details.

Monday, April 13

12:30 - 6p.   "The Big Game Theory: Gaming beyond Gamers."   Several forums.   Microsoft NERD Center, One Memorial Drive.   Details, Registration.

4p.  "Antibody Maturation, Genomic Rearrangements and Cancer."   Frederick Alt.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 123.   Details.

5p.  "Group Love."   Mahzarin Banaji.   Harvard:  Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Ave.   Details.

7p.  "Big Fish."   A Science on Screen Presentation.   Paul Raeburn will comment on the science issues posed.   Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St.   Details.

Tuesday, April 14

11a.  "Connectomics and Psychopathology."   Deanna Barch.   McLean:  deMarneffe 132, 115 Mill St, Belmont.   Details.

4p.  "Cosmology After Planck."   David Spergel.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Towards a System-Level Theory of Computation in the Visual Cortex."   Thomas Serre.   MIT:  Singleton Auditorium (46-3002).   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Ethnobotany in the 21st Century."   Michael J. Balick.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.   Details.

7p.  "Machine to Machine Technology = M2M and IoT: Part 2: Is the Skynet Falling?"   A forum.   International Entrepreneurship Center (IEC), 320 Nevada Street, Newton.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, April 15

Noon.  "Inborn Errors of Cholesterol Biosynthesis: A Dysmorphologist's 20-Year Odyssey in Gene Discovery."   Richard Ian Kelley.   Children's Hospital, New Research Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.   Details.*

4p.  "The World of CRISPRS: From Biology to Technology."   Jennifer Doudna.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

6:30p.   "SoC Update: How embedded Linux is changing the PC ecosystem."   A forum.   MIT:  E51-315.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Protecting the Ocean's Giants: The Future of Manta Ray Conservation."   Josh Stewart.   New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Thursday, April 16

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

6p.  "Understanding Warfare: An Evolutionary Approach."   Michael Wilson.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Vicious Anonymity."   A panel discussion.   Ford Hall Forum, Suffolk University, C. Walsh Theater.   Details.


April 17 - 26.  "Cambridge Science Festival."   Details.

April 17 - 19.  "Clean Earth Hackathon."   MIT:  Media Lab, Bartos Theatre, Weisner Bldg, 20 Ames St.   Details.   Register by April 1.

Friday, April 17

7:30 - 9:30p.  "Speaking of Einstein."   A panel discussion.   First Parish in Cambridge, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue.   Details, Tickets.


April 18-19.  "Telling Science Stories with Code and Data."   A workshop.   MIT Media Lab.   Details, Abstract.

Sunday, April 19

2:30p.  "Life in Space Long-Term."   Chris Cassidy.   Museum of Science, Gordon Science & Technology Center.   Details.


April 24-26.  "Hacking Medicine."   MIT Media Lab.   Details, Registration.

Friday, April 24

7p.  "Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure."   Cédric Villani.   Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

Monday, April 27

8:30 - 5p.  "Internal Models of Sensorimotor and Cognitive Function."   MIT:   46-3002.   Details, Registration.

Tuesday, April 28

4p.  "Building Newborn Minds in Virtual Worlds."   Justin Wood.   MIT:  46-3189.   Details.



*Admission to buildings in Harvard's medical area often (but, confusingly, not always) 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 esexton@genetics.med.harvard.edu (or call 617-432- 7666) at least one day before the event.  Inquiries pertaining to events at Harvard's New Research Building should be directed to Karen Barry at kbarry6@partnes.org.  Events in the medical area that do not carry an asterisk have announced explicitly that they are open to the general public.

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