Nov 18 Lecture – How to Find a Habitable Planet

How to Find a Habitable Planet with Courtney Dressing  Saturday November 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM 100  Genetics & Plant Biology, UC Berkeley   Several decades of ground- and space-based investigations have revealed that our galaxy is teeming with planetary systems and that Earth-sized planets are common. Courtney will review our understanding of small planets and … Continue Reading »

Oct 21 Lecture – Leave election integrity to chance

Leave election integrity to chance with Prof. Philip B. Stark Saturday October 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM 100  Genetics & Plant Biology, UC Berkeley   There’s no perfect way to count votes. To paraphrase Ulysses S. Grant and Richard M. Nixon, “Mistakes will be made.” Voters don’t always follow instructions. Voting systems can be mis-programmed. Ballots … Continue Reading »

Sept 16 Lecture – Mapping the Universe

Mapping the Universe with K.G. Lee  Saturday September 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM 100  Genetics & Plant Biology, UC Berkeley   We live in a 13.7 billion year-old Universe populated by several trillion galaxies spanning billions of light years of space and time. Yet merely two hundred years ago, humanity did not know of this Universe … Continue Reading »

July 15 lecture -Mapping language in the brain

Mapping how language is represented in the human brain with Alex Huth Sat July 15, 2017 – 11am 100 Genetics and Plant Biology, UC Berkeley In the past decade one trend in neuroscience has been to switch away from using simple, controlled experiments, and instead to study how the brain reacts to more complex, natural situations. … Continue Reading »

May 20 Lecture – Why we sleep

Why we sleep with Matthew Walker Sat May 20, 2017 – 11am 100 Genetics and Plant Biology, UC Berkeley Allow me to ask you a question: Can you recall the last time you woke up without an alarm clock feeling refreshed, not needing caffeine? If the answer is “no,” you are not alone. Two-thirds of adults … Continue Reading »

March 18 Lecture – Water in Motion

Water in motion – Mysteries from Northern California with Inez Fung Sat March 18 – 11am 100 Genetics and Plant Biology, UC Berkeley “Water is everybody’s business”. Too much, too little, too early, too late can all be devastating and costly for society as well as for the biosphere. California just ended a four-year drought. How do … Continue Reading »

Feb 18 Lecture – The Fast Radio Burst

An evolving cosmic mystery with Casey Law Sat February 18 – 11am Campbell Hall Room 131, UC Berkeley Campbell Hall is on Upper campus. If coming by BART, allow 15-20 minutes to walk up the hill from our usual venues. Nearby public parking is available in the Upper Hearst Structure on Hearst and Gayley. Accessible spaces … Continue Reading »