Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering
in the Boston Area

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I suggest thinking of this list as a species of journalism.  Scan for topics of interest; when and if one is found, explore that interest first by looking at the abstract (if one is linked to the talk), the speaker's personal webpage, and the webpage of his laboratory or research group.  (Researchers often see these as their preferred medium of communication with the public and put a lot of work into them.)  If these do not exhaust your interest you might even consider attending the talk itself.  I do post lectures that have none of these resources and I sometimes include events of interest outside this focus -- such as Hackathons, DIY workshops, and events for young people.

The list can be accessed in two ways: as a website and a mailing list.  The website carries events for the next month (roughly).  I add to it several times a week.  The mailing list goes out once a week, usually Sunday nights, and carries events for the next eight days.  You can subscribe and/or unsubscribe by dropping a note to   If you do not receive the list after subscribing that is probably because your mailer thinks the list is spam and is bouncing it.   If you can whitelist the list please do.   Adding to your contacts list might work.  If all else fails I invite you to send me an alternate email or resort to the website.

Caveats: The list is not remotely comprehensive and selection criteria are subjective.  I tend to include events that offer a physical speaker and accommodate physical attendance, but unusually interesting webinars might slip in.  Continuing or ongoing events like exhibits or courses and meetups with no special focus are not well handled.  Activity falls considerably over the summer and winter holidays.  The list goes on vacation towards the ends of June and December.

In particular: This is a volatile landscape.  Many events are announced at the last minute.  (Some of these get posted to the website, but not many make the weekly mailing.)  Dates and locales and lecture topics change.  Errors are introduced at every stage of the process.   I correct those I find out about, but of course sometimes my error-checking introduces a new set of errors.   I strongly urge you to doublecheck the "Details" link before you head out, not that that guarantees anything.

Blue boxes represent all events advertised as child-friendly; yellow boxes, multi-day events.  I occasionally link to the site of the speaker's lab.  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: 20.2039

Selected Groups, Clubs, Societies, & Meetups
Selected New England Museums
DIY-focused organizations & resources

April 12-21.   "Cambridge Science Festival."   MIT Museum.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Many events will be streamed.

April 21-27.  "Taste of Science."   Various locations.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Festival events will be streamed.

April 22-26.  "Radar Conference."   Weston Waterfront Hotel.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Monday, April 22

Noon.  "Dietary Regulation of Colon Cancer."   Omer Yilmaz.   Tufts:  Mayer Center, Mezzaine Auditorium.   Details.

Noon.  "Experimental and Computational Approaches to Understanding the Impact of Sleep Loss on Neurobehavioral Performance."   Melissa St. Hilaire.   BWH:  Bornstein Amphitheater.   Details.

Noon.  "Learning Quantum Emergence with AI."   Eun-Ah Kim.   MIT:  4-331.   Details.

Noon.  "Regulating Virtue: The Rise of Compliance Bureaucracy in IRBs."   Sarah Babb.   BU:  100 Cummington Mall, Room 241.   Details.

12:15p.  "Materializing Time: The Techno-Scientific Transformation of Olive Agriculture in Israel/Palestine."   Natalia Gutkowsk.   Harvard:  CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge.   Details, RSVP.

1p.  "Activating Cancer Immunity by Reprogramming the Tumour Microenvironment."   Daniele Tauriello.   Smith 308/309, 1 Jimmy Fund Way.   Details.

3:30p.  "Boron Cluster Building Blocks for Hybrid Materials."   Alex Spokoyny.   MIT:  6-104.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Women in STEM in the 21st Century: The Stories We Tell and the Action We Need."   Evelynn M. Hammonds.   BU:  Metcalf Trustee Ballroom, 9th flr.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

5p.  "Flood Protection Infrastructure, Transportation, and Government Networks."   Samer Madanet.   MIT:  1-190.   Details, Abstract.

5:30-6:45p.  "Towards Life 3.0 - Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century."   James H. Waldo.   HKS:  Wexner 102.   Details.   This event will be streamed.

6-9p.  "Ideation 2019."   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Apply to pitch here by April 2 at 11:59 PM.

Tuesday, April 23

8-5p.  "Crossroads 2019 - Enabling New Supply Chain Designs."   MIT:  E51, Tang Auditorium.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

9:30-1:30p.  "Moving Forward, Looking Back: Using Research to Improve Community Health."   5th Annual Asian Health Symposium.   TUSDM:  Rachel's Auditorium, Rm. 1414, 1 Kneeland St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10a.  "Climate Summit Simulation."   A role-playing workshop.   MIT:  3-442.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Basic Science, Discovery, and Innovation."   Cigall Kadoch.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "High Stakes on the High Seas."   Jennifer Jacquet.   HKS:  Littauer 369.   Details, Abstract.   Lunch will be provided.

Noon.  "Making Clinical Decision Support that Works, and Making Sure it Works."   Adam Wright.   Countway Library:  Rm. 424.   Details.

Noon.  "New Forms of Storytelling Shaping Tomorrow’s Entertainment Industry."   Coline Delbaere and Mathieu Pradat.   MIT:  E15-318.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "High Stakes on the High Seas and Beyond."   Jennifer Jacquet.   HKS:  Littauer 369.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.   Lunch will be provided.

Noon.  "Towards Versatile AI: Multi-task Learning and Generalization to New Tasks."   Stephan Zheng.   MIT:  32-D463  Details, Abstract, Registration.

12:15p.  "Climate-Driven Changes in the Composition of Tropical Forests."   Kenneth James Feeley.   Harvard:  Herbaria 125.   Details.

12:30p.  "Star-Terrestrial Planet Interaction in Our Solar System and Beyond: Magnetic Fields, Atmospheric Loss, and Prebiotic Chemistry."   Chuanfei Dong.   MIT:  54-1623.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Breaking Through Gridlock."   Jason Jay.   MIT:  3-442.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

2p.  "Hybrid Intelligence Systems: Using Interactive Crowdsourcing to Scaffold Robust Intelligent Systems and Organizations."   Walter Lasecki.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Applied Machine Learning at Scale at Salesforce."   A SystemsThatLearn@CSAIL event.   Phil Mui.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

4p.  "Biology Science Slam."   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Decoding the Human Functional Genome."   Sunney Xie.   MIT:  6-120.   Details.

4p.  "Love or Hate Water?"   L.Q. "Rick" Wang.   Harvard:  Northwest B101.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Long and Short of Telomere Biology Disorders."   Sharon A. Savage.   Jimmy Fund Auditorium, 44 Binney St.   Details.

4p.  "The Neural Circuits Underlying Motor Planning and Short-Term Memory."   Karel Svoboda.   MIT:  36-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Transitioning the Energy System."   Gary Dirks.   Tufts:  Fletcher 702.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

4p.  "Translation of Gene Therapeutics in Neurological and Neuromuscular Diseases."   Brian K. Kaspar.   BCH:  Enders Bldg., Folkman Auditorium.   Details.

5p.  "Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!"   Ge Wang.   MIT:  35-225.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

5:30p.  "U.S. Healthcare and Drug Pricing."   A debate.   Harvard Science Center B.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

6p.  "Machine Visions."   We want to start building a resource repo for a Collaboration Starter Kit around machine vision projects.   MIT:  E15, third flr.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

6p.  "Lobster War: The Fight Over the World's Richest Fishing Grounds."   A screening of a documentary.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract.   A Q&A with filmmaker David Abel will follow.

6p.  "Recent Discoveries at Sardis: From the Bronze Age to the End of Antiquity."   Nicholas Cahill.   Harvard Art Museums:  32 Quincy St.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "How Cells Build and Control Molecular Machines."   Iain Cheeseman and "Taming the Noise: How biology creates complex structures from randomness." Salil Garg.   Night Shift Brewing, 87 Santilli Highway, Everett.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

7p.  "Psychiatric Drugs: Why They Often Fail Us Over Long Term."   Robert Whitaker.   Mad in America.   Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave., Belmont.   Details, Abstract.

CANCELLED.  7p.   "Transcending the Group Selection Controversy in Evolution, with Implications for the Human Condition."   David Sloan Wilson and Bret Weinstein.   MIT:  26-100.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This event will be streamed.

Wednesday, April 24

8:30-6:30p.  "Paving the Way to Transformative Therapies in Neuroscience."   A symposium.   Joseph B. Martin Conference Center.   Details, Registration.

10a.  "Mainstreaming Nuclear Security? The IAEA's Role After the Summits."   Trevor Findlay.   HKS:  Littauer 324.   Details, Abstract.

10:30a.  "Bias on the Web."   Ricardo Baeza-Yates.   Network Science Institute, 177 Huntington Ave., 11th flr.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "Security for Cellular IoT: SIM Will Not Protect You!"   Vincent van der Leest.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Soldiers' Hearts: The Changing Cost of War-Induced Psychological Trauma."   Tanisha Fazel.   MIT:  E40-496.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Unanswered Questions on Gender and Generation: Reflections from Postconflict and Disaster Research in Indonesia."   Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good.   HMS:  641 Huntington Ave, 1st flr. conference room.   Details.

12:15p.  "Music in Outer Space: Fiction vs. Reality."   Guy Livingston.   Tufts:  Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Ave.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "What Makes Us Human? Evolution of the Human Genome, Species-Specific Gene Regulation, and the Development of the Human Cerebral Cortex."   Kelly Girskis.   HMS:  Goldenson 122.   Details.

4p.  "Fear Extinction: Implications to Diagnosis and Treatment for Anxiety and Fear-Based Disorders."   Mohammed R. Milad.   McLean Hospital:  Service Bldg., Pierce Hall.   Details.

4p.  "Lobster War: The Fight Over the World's Richest Fishing Grounds."   David Abel.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

4-7p.  "MIT Climate Night."   MIT:  Samberg Conferene Center, Dining Rooms 3 & 4.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Open to current MIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

4p.  "New Findings on the Cochlear Amplifier and Report On Developments for a Fully Implanted Cochlear Implant."   Elizabeth Olson.   MIT:  TBA.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "CyberWork and the American Dream."   Elizabeth Cobbs and Jim Shelley.   A screening and discussion.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details.

6p.  "Hacking Darwin: Genetic Revolution and the Future of Humanity."   George Church, Juan Enriquez, and Jamie Metzl.   Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

6p.  "Hacking Life."   Joseph M. Reagle, Jr.   MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

6p.  "Sex Differences in Health and Disease."   David C. Page.   Page Lab.   Whitehead Institute:  455 Main St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Photopharmacology: How a Light Can Help Improve Medication."   Harvard:  Pfizer Hall, 12 Oxford St.   Details.

8p.  "Quantum Information and Quantum Communication, Foundations and Prospects."   Anton Zellinger.   Harvard:  Jefferson 250.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, April 25

8a.  "Crossing the Chasm: Clinical to Commercial Scale-up of Gene Therapies."   Massbio offices.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

8-6p.  "RNA Medicine 2019."   A symposium.   Joseph B. Martin Conference Center.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

9-5:30p.   "Evolution and Ethics."   A conference.   BU:  The Terrace Lounge, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave.   Details.

Noon.  "Adventures in Single-Cell RNA Transcriptomics."   Simone Picelli and Spyros Darmanis.     A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Reversing Health Disparities in People with Mental Illness Through Innovations in Translational Health Care Delivery Science."   Stephen Bartels.   McLean Hospital:  Service Bldg., Pierce Hall.   Details.

1-5p.  "Altered States: Modulation of Cells and Circuits."   HMS:  Tosteson Medical Education Center, Walter Amphitheater.   Details.

2p.  "Mind, No Mind, AI Mind."   A discussion.   MIT:  Bldg W15.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Computers that Learn to Help."   Emma Brunskill.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "SuperUROP Showcase."   (SuperUROP=Advanced Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.)   MIT:  32, 1st flr.   Details.

3p.  "The Future of Banking."   Andrew Lo.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This event will be streamed.

3:30p.  "Digging Veritas: The Archaeology of Harvard Yard."   Patricia Capone and Diana Loren.   Harvard:  Tozzer 203, 21 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Population Palaeogenomics as a Window into the Legacy of the Black Death."   Tom Gilbert.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080.   Details, Abstract.

4-7p.  "MIT Climate Night."   MIT:  Samberg Conference Center, Dining Rooms 3 & 4.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.   Open to MIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

4p.  "Reading Physics from Stellar Spectra."   Hans-Walter Rix.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "Designing Contextually Driven AI Systems for Gun Violence Prevention with Chicago Youth."   Desmond Patton.   HKS:  Rubenstein 229.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "May the Capillary Force Be With You: Microfluidic Capillaric Circuits."   David Juncker.   Juncker Lab.   Harvard:  60 Oxford St., Rm 330.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Time for a Technical Fix? The Science and Ethics of Solar Geoengineering."   MIT:  E51, Wong Auditorium.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "The Sky’s The Limit: On Challenges and Opportunities of Urban Air Mobility."   A panel discussion.   HGSD:  Piper Auditorium.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "microHACK."   MIT Sloan and the medical residents at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center co-host a mini healthcare hackathon.   BIDMC:  Shapiro Bldg., Rabkin Board Rm.   Details, abstract.

7p.  "Around the World in 80 Trees."   Jonathan Drori.   Arnold Arboretum:  Weld Hill Bldg.   Details, Abstract.

April 26-29.  "City Nature Challenge."   Details.   More

Friday, April 26

8a.  "Novel Mechanisms for the Link Between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes."   Barbara Kahn.   BWH:  Bornstein Amphitheater, 75 Francis St.   Details.

8:30-4p.  "Sustainable Mobility and Access."   MIT's 11th Annual Sustainability Summit.   MIT:  Samberg Conference Center, 50 Memorial Drive.   Details.

9:30a.  "Providing Value and Redesigning Care for Serious Illness."   (AKA "Overcoming Barriers to New Payment Models for Advanced Illness.") Diane E. Meier and Thomas W. Feeley.   HLS:  Wasserstein 2036.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "The Pineal Gland: A Comedy in Three Acts."   Jess Keiser.   Tufts:  Sophia Gordon Hall.   Details.

2p.  "Visualization for People + Systems."   Dominik Moritz.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Imaging a Black Hole with the Event Horizon Telescope."   Katie Bouman.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G125.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Communicating Gradients for Learning Using Activity Dynamics."   Blake Richards.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "Computational Complexity and Physics: diverging paths?"   Alexander Barvinok.   MIT:  2-190.   Details.

4:30p.  "May the Capillary Force Be With You: Microfluidic Capillaric Circuits."   David Juncker.   Junker Lab.   Harvard:  60 Oxford St., Rm. 330.    Details, Abstract.

5p.  "What is Spatial Research?"   Laura Kurgan.   MIT:  7-420.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, April 27

8-9:30a.  "Calling All Birders!"   Bob Mayer, Arboretum Docent.   Arnold Arboretum:  Arborway Gate.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

9-1p.  "Get to Know Your Chainsaw."   John DelRusso.   Arnold Arboretum:  Dana Greenhouse Classroom.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10:30a.  "Tree Spotter Citizen Science Training (Basic)."   Suzanne Mrozak and Danny Schissler.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg..   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Sunday, April 28

2p.  "Census Challenge! - Biodiversity Sampling."   Arnold Arboretum:  North Woods.   Details.   One adult may bring a maximum of three children.

Monday, April 29

10a.  "Mapping Cell Types, Dynamics, and Connections in Neural Circuits."   Samuel Rodriques.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

11a.  "How Norms Change: New Evidence from Data and Experiments."   Andrea Baronchelli.   Network Science Institute, 177 Huntington Ave..   Details, Abstract.

1:15p.  "Bayesian Methods for Brain-Computer Interfaces."   Matthew T. Harrison.   HMS:  Countway, Minot Room, 10 Shattuck St.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Chemical Biology on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor."   Dennis A. Dougherty.   MIT:  4-270.   Details.

4:15p.  "Unsupervised Geometric Learning: Theory and Applications."   James Murphy.   MIT:  2-190.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Evolution of an Engineering Simulation Software Venture."   David Hibbitt.   MIT:  1-190.   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "Towards Life 3.0 - Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century."   David Eaves.   HKS:  Wexner 102.   Details.

6p.  "The Digital Hum of the Long, Slow Now."   Keller Easterling.   MIT:  E15-001.   Details, Abstract.

April 30-May 3.  "Open Data Science Conference East 2019."   Hynes Convention Center.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Tuesday, April 30

9:30-9p.  "The Digital Nuclear Power Plant."   A Symposium.   MIT:  Bldg 50, 142 Memorial Drive.   Details, Abstract.

10a.  "Uncovering the Evolution Histories of Giant Planets with K2 and TESS."   Liang Yu.   MIT:  37-252.   Details.

11a.  "How does Early-Life Adversity lead to Vulnerability to Mental Illness? Signals, molecules, & circuits."   Tallie Baram.   McLean Hospital:  deMarneffe 132.   Details.

11a.  "Modeling Opinion Dynamics in the Age of Algorithmic Personalization."   Nicola Perra.   Network Science Institute, 177 Huntington Ave.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Ethics Issues in Artificial Intelligence."   Hojjat Salmasian.   Countway Medical Library:  Conference Room 424.   Details.

Noon.  "Topological Materials Science."   Claudia Felser.   MIT:  4-331.   Details.

12:30p.  "Prospects for Transforming the Industrial State."   Nicholas A. Ashford.   MIT:  9-450A.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Proteasome Footprinting: Global views of degradation."   Yifat Merbl.   HMS:  Goldenson 122.   Details.

2:30p.  "If Space Turned Out to be Time: Resonances in the visual cortex."   G. Bard Ermentrout.   MIT:  2-139.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Emerging Material Platforms, Design and Optimization Approaches for Nanophotonic Devices."   Alexandra Boltasseva.   MIT:  6-104.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Directed Assembly and Transport in Polymeric Materials – From Synthetic Macromolecules to Active Biomaterial Systems."   Juan De Pablo.   MIT:  6-120.   Details.

4p.  "Online Learning Innovations and Interventions."   A discussion.   MIT:  3-133.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Ribosomes in Gene Regulation: Controllling the diversity of proteins that can be produced in specific cells, tissues and organisms."   Maria Barna.   The Barna Lab.   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "Doing Science while Chinese in America."   Xiaoxing Xi and Yangyang Cheng.   MIT:  E51-345.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Our Extravagant Universe: The Undiscovery of Cosmic Deceleration."   Robert Kirshner.   Knafel Center, 10 Garden St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, May 1

Noon.  "Topological Quantum Chemistry."   Bogdan A. Bernevig.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G125. .   Details.

Noon.  "The Interpreting Paradox: Interlanguage Encounters in a Northeastern Clinic."   Elizabeth Wahl.   HMS:  Dept. of Global Health and Social Medicine, 641 Huntington Ave.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be streamed.

4p.  "Understanding the Progression of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Beyond."   Chiara Zurzolo.   Knafel Center:  10 Garden St.   Details.

6p.  "Tapping into Plants' Natural Chemical Arsenals Without Taxing Nature."   Jing-Ke Weng.   Weng Lab.   Whitehead Institute:  455 Main St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "A Grassland Restoration Tale of Weeds, Wildlife, and Renewal."   Jenna Webster.   Cambridge Public Library.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, May 2

9-5:30p.  "Business of Blockchain."   A conference.   MIT:  E14.   Details, Abstract.

10a.  "Discovery and Characterization of Transiting Exoplanets using Space Telescopes."   Fei Dai.   MIT:  37-252.   Details.

11a.  "Doing More with Less: Economically-efficient Management of Pavement Networks."   Randolph Kirchain.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Universality Classes in the Evolutionary Dynamics of Expanding Populations."   Kirill Korolev.   Brandeis:  Abelson 229.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "Why Brain Science Needs an Edit: Non-human Primate Studies in Neuroscience and Biomedicine."   Mu-ming Poo.   Knafel Center:  10 Garden St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  "The Human Swarm: How Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall."   Mark W. Moffett.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details.

6p.  "The Smart Enough City."   Ben Green.   MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

Friday, May 3

11a.  "The Era of Artificial Intelligence."   Kai-Fu Lee.   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Rapid Climate Change: Evidence from Andean Ice Fields and Beyond."   Lonnie Thompson.   Harvard:  Pierce 100F.  Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Biosynthesis and Medicinal Chemistry of Therapeutically Promising Plant Natural Products."   Yasmin-Pei Chau.   Whitehead Institute:  McGovern Auditorium.   Details.

May 4-5.  "Grow Your Food IQ: Science Fiction Food Weekend."   Museum of Science.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, May 4

9-3p.  "Facing Waste."   The 13th Annual Youth Summit on Climate Change.   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract.

Monday, May 6

10a.  "Mighty Machines; Development and rapid scaling of efficient drug substance processes in purpose-built reactors enabled by continuous manufacturing technology."   Matthew Bio.   MIT:  2-105.   Details.

10:30a.  "Accessing Language Barriers to Mental Health Services in a Multi-Ethnic Patient Population."   Farzad Kasraei.   HMS:  TMEC 250.   Details, RSVP.

Noon.  "Data, Innovation, & the Future of Criminal Justice."   Laurin Leonard and Teresa Hodge.   HKS:  Taubman 135.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Understanding Barriers to Accessing Primary Care Among the Most Deprived of the Deprived."   Thierry Nyatanya.   HMS:  TMEC 250.   Details, RSVP.

5:30-6:45p.  "Towards Life 3.0 - Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century."   Sushma Raman.   HKS:  Wexner 102.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be streamed.   A light dinner will be served.

6:30p.  "Cleaning Up After Ourselves: Measuring Progress in the Fight against Water Pollution."   Loretta Fernandez.   The Burren:  247 Elm St., Somerville.   Details.

Tuesday, May 7

4p.  "Aging and Cancer."   Judith Campisi.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

Wednesday, May 8

4p.  "Receptors, Synapses and Memory."   Richard L. Huganir.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Lessons from the Liver: Uncovering Novel Approaches for Regenerative Medicine."   Kristin Knouse.   Whitehead Institute:  455 Main St., Cambridge.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "The Quest for the Structure of the Biological Machine that Reads Our Genes."   Venki Ramakrishnan.   Harvard Science Center C.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Cities Resting on Slush: Impacts of Climate Change on Earth's Frozen Regions."   Harvard:  Pfizer Labs, 12 Oxford St.   Details.

Friday, May 10

7-2p.  "Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Symposium."   Newton Marriott, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

4p.  "Characterizing Neural Adaptation in Autism Spectrum Disorder."   Anila D’Mello.   MIT:  46-6011.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, May 14

2-5p.  "Cancer Immune Receptors & Immune Repertoires."   A conference.   Jimmy Fund Auditorium, 35 Binney St.   Details.

Wednesday, May 15

4p.  "Modeling Human Brain Development and Brain Disorders Using 3D Organoids."   Guo-li Ming.   Ming Lab.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, May 16

6p.  "The Science and Ethics of Chimera Research."   Insoo Hyun and Willy Lensch.   HMS:  TMEC 227, 260 Longwood Avenue.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

*Admission to buildings in Harvard's medical area often requires ID issued by a "Harvard Medical School Affiliate".  A list of these institutions can be found here.  Persons interested in events in the medical area that are not explicitly public, do not invite registration, have sponsors with whom they have no experience, and who are unsure if their ID will guarantee access, might want to email the person cited in the details page and ask.  Inquiries directed at the HMS Dept of Genetics should be emailed to (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  Events in the Longwood medical area that do not carry an asterisk have announced explicitly that they are open to the general public.