Watching the Worm Moon with the SciSchmooze

March 28, 2021

Hello again Science Fans!

Tonight the moon will rise full, and it will be the first of four “super moons” in a row. Super moons occur when the moon is at its closest to Earth and appears larger than usual. This one is known as the Worm Moon as, according to some Native American folklore, March is when the earth thaws and earthworms come out.

Further from home, our exploration of Mars continues. The image above was taken 196 miles from the surface of Mars by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Meanwhile, on the surface itself, Perseverance Rover continues to prepare for geologic sample collection. Here’s an animation showing how that process will work.

Earth is far from finished developing. The Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland erupted earlier this month. Here are some spectacular images of the eruption. Some of the people look awfully close! I was a child and vividly remember my aunt, who was a grade school teacher, bringing some filmstrips (remember those?) of Kilauea on the Big Island in Hawaii erupting and being fascinated by them.

Every 17 years, a brood of cicadas emerge from beneath the ground along the East Coast, with the sole task of breeding. The noise made by billions of these insects is unrelenting and lasts for weeks. “Brood X” is expected to emerge this year. But some portion of the brood came out 4 years early, something that is happening more often now.

A few years ago I was in Kansas City for a couple of days. There was a school science fair on display inside the train station building and I went to take a look. I was impressed by the complexity and breadth of the projects on display. A high schooler in Iowa has invented a surgical suture that can change color if it detects infection…using beet juice! Kudos, not only to Dasia Taylor, the student, but to her teacher who worked with her and encouraged her work. The potential impact of this is profound, especially in underprivileged countries.

One clear difference between the Biden and Trump administrations is the focus on Science to support the Federal Government’s decisions. One such prominent example is the newly created post of climate adviser to NASA, and the man tapped to fill the post.

Know someone who is reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the most common myths that are causing people to be concerned and the answers you can use to educate that someone. Meanwhile, Californians 50 and older will become eligible to receive the vaccine starting Thursday. Then on the 15th, anyone 16 or over will become eligible. How far we have come in just a matter of a couple of months! While California has administered some 15.7 doses of the vaccines (as of Friday), and that is more than any other state, we’re still in the middle of the pack when measured by shots per-capita.

The cosmic web has been predicted for a long time. It is made up of filaments of hydrogen that feed and form galaxies and tie space together. Now, for the first time, scientists have directly imaged the web!

Have a great week in Science!

Bob


Monday, 03/29/2021


UC Berkeley Condensed Matter Physics Lecture - Livestream - 03/29/2021 02:30 PM
UC Berkeley

Speaker: Darrell Schlom, Cornell, MBE of Correlated Oxides

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Symbolic Systems Forum : Learning to See the Physical World - Livestream - 03/29/2021 02:30 PM
Stanford Symbolic Systems Forum

Human intelligence is beyond pattern recognition. From a single image, we're able to explain what we see, reconstruct the scene in 3D, predict what's going to happen, and plan our actions accordingly. In this talk, I will present our recent work on physical scene understanding---building versatile, data-efficient, and generalizable machines that learn to see, reason about, and interact with the physical world. The core idea is to exploit the generic, causal structure behind the world, including knowledge from computer graphics, physics, and language, in the form of approximate simulation engines, and to integrate them with deep learning. Here, deep learning plays two major roles: first, it learns to invert simulation engines for efficient inference; second, it learns to augment simulation engines for constructing powerful forward models. I'll focus on a few topics to demonstrate this idea: building scene representation for both object geometry and physics; learning expressive dynamics models for planning and control; perception and reasoning beyond vision.

Speaker: Jiajun Wu, Stanford University


Dark Matter: A Cosmological Perspective - Livestream - 03/29/2021 03:30 PM
SLAC Colloquium

While it is considered to be one of the most promising hints of new physics beyond the Standard Model, dark matter is as-yet known only through its gravitational influence on astronomical and cosmological observables. I will discuss our current best evidence for dark matter's existence as well as the constraints that astrophysical probes can place on its properties, while highlighting some tantalizing anomalies that could indicate non-gravitational dark matter interactions. Future observations, along with synergies between astrophysical and experimental searches, have the potential to illuminate dark matter's fundamental nature and its influence on the evolution of matter in the cosmos from the first stars and galaxies to today.

Speaker: Katie Mack, North Carolina State University

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What black holes can teach us about superconductors - Livestream - 03/29/2021 04:00 PM
What Physicists Do @ Sonoma State University

Speaker: Dr. David Ramirez, Brown University


Brad Page, CEO of the Global CCS Institute - Livestream - 03/29/2021 04:00 PM
Stanford Energy Seminar

Brad joined the Global CCS Institute as CEO in August 2011, bringing extensive knowledge and experience on Australian and international energy and climate policy issues.

Prior to the Institute, Brad spent almost eight years as CEO of the Energy Supply Association of Australia, steering the organisation through a period of significant transformation while representing members on a wide range of energy market and climate change policy issues. During much of this time he chaired the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Energy and Transport Sector Advisory Council.

Brad’s earlier career was in the Australian Public Service, working across a range of portfolios culminating in direct involvement at the senior executive level with the development, implementation and subsequent review and improvement of Australia's national electricity and domestic natural gas markets.

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Biological tissues as mechanical metamaterials - Livestream - 03/29/2021 04:15 PM
Stanford University

In multicellular organisms, properly programmed collective motion is required to form tissues and organs, and this programming breaks down in diseases like cancer. Recent experimental work highlights that some organisms tune the global mechanical properties of a tissue across a fluid-solid transition to allow or prohibit cell motion and control processes such as body axis elongation. In this talk, I will highlight a newly developed framework that suggests the origin of rigidity in tissues is similar to that in mechanical metamaterials, like origami, and different from those in standard materials like glasses or granular matter.

Speaker: Lisa Manning, Syracuse Univ.

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Tuesday, 03/30/2021


Genius Makers: Idealists, Big Tech, and AI - Livestream - 03/30/2021 11:00 AM
Computer History Museum

Before it began to change our world for better or worse, an eclectic group of idealistic academics from across the globe spent decades trying to build artificial intelligence, often in the face of enormous skepticism. As their ideas came of age and began to supercharge everything from talking digital assistants to automated healthcare they were pulled into a world they did not expect… along with the rest of us. In Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World, New York Times reporter Cade Metz uncovers the tale behind the hype and the hand-wringing.

In conversation with Wall Street Journal science reporter Daniela Hernandez, Metz will explore AI  from talking digital assistants to face recognition technology to self-driving cars and robotics, sharing the intimate, surprising, and often dramatic stories of the AI researchers and tech executives from some of the largest companies in the world who are most responsible for introducing AI into our daily lives.

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The Root of It: Decolonizing Curriculum and Organizational Practices in STEM - Livestream - 03/30/2021 11:00 AM
Gladstone Institutes

Many organizations are actively working on diversity, equity, and inclusion, but how does this work differ from decolonization and anti-racism? In this webinar, Skyller Walkes will explore the differences and outline how you and your institution can create paths to engagement, at both the individual and organizational level, with honesty and accountability. Learn how to fully integrate restorative efforts into practices, outreach, pedagogy, and action that will make a lasting change for your organization.

Speaker: Skyller Walkes, Univ. of Texas at Austin

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An introduction to the Natural Dyes of Hawaii - Livestream - 03/30/2021 01:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden

Join Botanical Dyer extraordinaire Sasha Duerr to discover a world of beautiful color from the traditional palette of Hawai'i.

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Basic Science Lights the Way: Expanding Access and Acceptance in Science - Livestream - 03/30/2021 05:00 PM
UC Berkeley

Implicit bias and institutionalized racism hinder diverse perspectives from pursuing or participating in the sciences. Two esteemed biologists and an emerging quantum physicist consider the changes required to redress this problem and create equitable academic communities.

This talk features Diana Bautista, Charles D. Brown, and Tyrone B. Hayes, moderated by Colette Patt, Assistant Dean, Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.


A Hybrid xAI recommendations system using a Personal Health Knowledge Graph - Livestream - 03/30/2021 05:30 PM
Magnimind Academy

Classic ML approaches to AI cannot provide a full scientific understanding of the inner workings of the underlying models.

This raises credibility issues due to the lack of transparency and generalizability.Explainable AI is an emerging approach for promoting credibility in mission-critical areas (e.g., Medicine) by combining ML with explanatory techniques that explicitly show what the decision criteria are and why (or how) they have been established.One way to achieve this is by considering formal ontologies as an integral part of the learning process.A knowledge graph can serve as a contextually aware dynamic backend that stores data in a certain domain as entities and relationships using a graph model, which abides by an ontology.AI applications (e.g., recommendation systems and chatbots) that are based on knowledge graphs are easier to train with minimal maintenance.In this talk, I will demonstrate a knowledge-driven, evidence-based recommendation system and chatbot that utilize evidence collected from literature, a population health observatory , and “common sense” knowledge along with semantic inference of causal epidemiological relations to build a personalized Health Knowledge Graph, and uses that graph to automate screening for social needs and navigate those in need to available resources.During the talk I will highlight the role of several enabling technologies, including : Protege (RDFS/OWL for Ontology development), Neo4j (GraphDB), Neosemantics (RDFS to Property Graph converter), Google DialogFlow (Chatbot engine), Kglab python library, Neo4j Data Science.Agenda:5:20 pm - 5:30 pm Arrival and socializing5:30 pm - 5:40 pm Opening5:40 pm - 7:20 pm Nariman Ammar, "A Hybrid xAI recommendations system using a Personal Health Knowledge Graph"7:20 pm - 7:30 pm Q&ASpeaker: Nariman Ammar, Computer and Data ScientistPlease register here.Webinar ID: 816 5820 1946


Wednesday, 03/31/2021


Decarbonizing the Grid - Storage Integration including but also Beyond Batteries - Livestream - 03/31/2021 08:30 AM
Stanford Energy

Large-scale battery storage systems are increasingly being used across the power grid in the United States. Over 90% of large-scale battery storage power capacity in the United States was provided by batteries based on lithium-ion chemistries.  Beyond battery (Lithium-ion), we also need to advance other long-duration storage technologies to decrease the need for building peak power plants. The innovative work in this area would be to develop technoeconomic targets for lifetime, efficiency, and cost for various storage durations; explore novel non-Li-ion energy storage technologies and their grid applications. Storage is not a generation source but a way of buffering diurnal & seasonal fluctuations. But costs are high and interface with generation may be difficult.

Panelists: TBA; Will Chueh, Stanford StorageX, Moderator

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Mars, Machine Learning, and the Search for Life beyond Earth - Livestream - 03/31/2021 10:00 AM
Ubiquitous Thoughts & SETI

Join us for this very special Ubiquity Ventures event open to the public. On Wednesday, March 31st, we will celebrate the recent news of NASA's Perseverance Rover landing on Mars with a Ubiquity event focused on the search for life beyond Earth and how "software beyond the screen" is playing a role.

We will start with SETI Institute founder Jill Tarter who will speak about her lifelong search for life beyond Earth, the importance of this search, and the evolution of techniques used since her work in this area began over 40 years ago.

Then Ubiquity Extended Team member Hannah Kerner will talk about how "software beyond the screen" is accelerating the search via novelty-guided targeting using machine learning developed for the Mars Perseverance and Curiosity rovers. She will give an overview of how machine learning is currently being used on Mars to flag novel geology in data transmitted to the Terrestrial rover planning team, and, in the future, allow the rover to autonomously detect and acquire follow-up observations of significant targets. These machine learning methods apply deep neural networks and other algorithms to rapidly identify geology-related patterns in images that are novel compared to images previously taken by the rovers.

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The Power of Stories: Writing the Future of Our Planet - Livestream - 03/31/2021 01:00 PM
Science and Entertainment Exchange

Together, we are writing the future of our planet. In the same way that we are living with the deeds and decisions of the past, the choices made and actions taken by those of us alive today will bear direct impact on the generations who come after we are gone. But how we imagine our future and tell those stories can serve as a predictor of what is to come. As prelude to the first-ever Nobel Prize Summit at the end of April, Nobel Prize Laureate Martin Chalfie, screenwriter Joe Robert Cole, and novelist Kim Stanley Robinson will examine the way in which those stories have the power to impact our vision of the future.

Moderated by Shahzeen Attari, who researches the factors that motivate action on climate change, this wide-ranging and eclectic conversation promises to be hopeful, optimistic, and above all, inspiring.

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Root and Branch: Climate Migration, Racial Crises, and the History and Future of Climate Justice - Livestream - 03/31/2021 04:00 PM
Energy and Resources Group

The disproportionate burdens of climate change borne by the Global South are numerous and increasingly well-documented.  While the effect of the climate crisis in the South is starting to receive its due coverage in a current moment of heightened awareness, the centuries long relationship between the two also deserves deeper exploration, particularly to ensure that our solutions seek to grasp at the roots of the crisis while it prunes the branches.  Indeed, the climate crisis and racial hierarchy have long been inextricably intertwined, explaining in large part the uneven share in cause and consequence of the North and South respectively.  With a comprehensive review of the challenges of climate-induced migration, Prof. Burkett will provide an overview in the gaps of international law and illuminate transformative and just approaches to twin crises.

Speaker: Maxine Burkett

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On the Origin of Life - Livestream - 03/31/2021 06:00 PM
Science @ Cal

Speaker: Charles Marshall, UC Museum of Paleontology

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Wonderfest: 'Picture a Scientist: - Film Screening and Discussion - 03/31/2021 08:00 PM
Wonderfest

What image comes to mind when we think of a scientist? For a very long time, the most prominent image would have been a man in a white lab coat. But in the 21st century, we all know that scientists actually come in a variety of genders, colors, and outfits (to name just a few variables). Nevertheless, what is it really like being a scientist who does not fit that earlier "traditional" image? In 2020's Picture a Scientist, we encounter scientific luminaries, like geochemist Jane Willenbring, who provide new perspectives on how to make science more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

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Thursday, 04/01/2021


Basic Science Lights the Way: Innovations & Adaptations for Sustainability - Livestream - 04/01/2021 05:00 PM
UC Berkeley

Solving the global challenge of environmental sustainability requires ideas from experts across STEM fields and beyond. Our panel’s expertise spans from biodiversity in Amazonia to batteries and new planet-friendly materials.

This talk features Paul V.A. Fine, Alessandra Lanzara, and Ramamoorthy Ramesh, moderated by Charles R. Marshall, Philip Sandford Boone Chair in Paleontology


'Whale Wisdom' and 'Dick Ogg: Fisherman' - 04/01/2021 06:30 PM
Estuary & Ocean Science Center

Film #1: WHALE WISDOM Filmed entirely in 4K from above and below the surface using boats, kayaks and drones, and working with respected whale scientists and researchers, Rick Rosenthal shines a light on the culture and wisdom of whales. What goes on inside those vast heads? How might such almost alien creatures see the world? How might they think? New science is beginning to give us some answers. Marine biologist and filmmaker Rick Rosenthal is on a journey to explore these insights, measuring the latest science against his own observations and long-held beliefs - and just maybe, getting a glimpse of the world as it must seem to these ocean giants. Captured on camera for the first time in ‘Whale Wisdom’, Rick films the astonishing behavior of a humpback whale which, time and again, manages to outwit humans in order to get what she wants - their fish. She brilliantly thwarts each attempt by the managers of a salmon hatchery to keep her away. Her coup de grace - slipping in and out unseen into an enclosure barely bigger than herself.  Watch the Whale Wisdom trailer

Film #2: DICK OGG: FISHERMAN Bodega Bay Fisherman Dick Ogg is forced to confront the realities of a warming ocean, the creation of a Marine Projected Area in the local fishing grounds, and derelict crab pots. Dick wants to see organic sustainable fishing practices but daunting challenges are causing local fishermen to leave the profession. Here Dick faces these challenges with solutions and actions to keep the local fisheries alive.  Watch the Dick Ogg: Fisherman trailer

PANELISTS to take your questions LIVE about the films and the issues they raise:

Rick Rosenthal is a four-time Emmy, and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker, recognized for his cinematography of ocean wildlife. With advanced degrees in marine biology, Rick draws on his scientific expertise to capture extraordinary wildlife behavior on camera.Katya Shirokow is the Managing Director of Wild Logic, which she co-founded in2002. Wild Logic produces natural history films for worldwide audiences. WHALE WISDOM is being recognized with awards at film festivals worldwide and is currently airing in over 120 countries.Frances Wilkerson is a Biological Oceanographer at the EOS Center, studying nutrient and phytoplankton interactions in the sea which is linked with oceanic carbon fluxes and global climate change cycling. She is also interested in the role symbiotic algae play in marine symbioses.


NightSchool: Adventures in Botany - Livestream - 04/01/2021 07:00 PM
California Academy of Sciences

Who says botanists can’t have a little fun and a lot of adventure? Join Nathalie Nagalingum, cycad expert and the Academy’s Curator of Botany, as she hosts fellow botanists and asks them to regale you with tales of tracking down plants and blooms all around the world.


After Dark Online: Transgender Day of Visibility - 04/01/2021 07:00 PM
ExplOratorium

Observed on March 31, Transgender Day of Visibility is an international day of awareness and celebration built from decades of activism in response to the intentional exclusion of transgender people and voices in our culture and discourse. Transgender experiences expand and challenge our often limited models of gender, sex, and identity. In this program, we highlight transgender individuals in STEAM fields, offer cultural and scientific context for transgender experiences, and celebrate the diversity of human expression.


Measuring and Decoding Spectra to Study Ultrafast Chemical Processes - Livestream - 04/01/2021 07:00 PM
California Section American Chemical Society

Professor Munira Khalil is a physical chemist at the University of Washington whose research focuses on developing a microscopic understanding of how coupled electronic, vibrational, and solvent degrees of freedom optimize charge and energy transfer pathways in molecular photochemistry.

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Friday, 04/02/2021


A Journey Through Painted Jewels - Livestream - 04/02/2021 07:00 PM
San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society

Lapidary historian Justin K. Prim takes us on an artistic journey through time. Starting in 1380, Justin will look at a painting from each century until the modern day, examining and analyzing the gemstones depicted within. We will discover that it’s possible to extract accurate historical information about gemstones, jewelry, and gemstone cutting through painted works. We will see that jewelry presented in paintings can (and most often does) accurately correlate with existant pieces of jewelry, and we will also discover lapidary trends as well as undocumented cuts. The paintings represent a wide range of artistic styles such as Late Medieval gold leafed altarpiece paintings, portraits by Dutch masters, Italian Renaissance visionaries, Tudor icons, impressionistic portraits, and more modern portraiture. It’s a fun and colorful talk that’s equally historical, beautiful, and informative.

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Saturday, 04/03/2021


Egg Dissection - Livestream - 04/03/2021 01:30 PM
Environmental Volunteers

In this interactive virtual program, the EV will lead kids in their own egg dissection! Learn about what eggs are, and what is inside of them - there is more than just the yoke and the shell! We will cover different kinds of birds, different kinds of eggs, and of course have an egg dissection - which participants will be able to do themselves! For ages 6 - 11.

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Virtual Telescope Viewing - Livestream - 04/03/2021 09:00 PM
Chabot Space and Science Center

Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck!

Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.


Monday, 04/05/2021


Tailoring Electronic Structures of 2D Heterostructures - Livestream - 04/05/2021 02:30 PM
UC Berkeley

Atomically thin, single-crystalline 2D electronic materials have recently emerged, offering a remarkably wide range of building blocks of nanostructures, ranging from metals (e.g. graphene), large gap insulators (BN), to semiconductors (transition metal dichalcogenides and black phosphorous). One key advantage of these van der Waals materials lies in the flexibility of stacking different types of materials to form heterostructures, providing a design platform for achieving novel device functionality.  In vdW hetero-bilayers, the interface encompasses the whole heterostructure, and interlayer interactions become the controlling parameter for the electronic structure.

In this talk, I will first discuss probing the inter-layer interactions using scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM/S).   I will first revisit the issue of how to accurately probe the quasi-particle band structure and corroborate with the newly available k-resolved data using time-resolved angle-resolved photoemission.  I will then briefly touch upon our earlier effort in probing the electronic structure of moiré superlattice formed in MoS2/WSe2 vdW heterobilayer.

I will then switch gear to show a new approach to tailor the lateral energy profile of a monolayer transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) without using heterobilayers.  This new approach harnesses a close proximity effect of a 2D monolayer to an hBN substrate with a nanoscale engineered electrostatic field and Coulomb screening by tuning the interface between the hBN monolayer and the supporting transition metal.  Using this new approach, one can create a lateral p-n heterojunction with a built-in potential of 1eV within 6 nm, and a change of bandgap by 0.35 eV, all on the same TMD monolayer.

Speaker: Chih-Kang (Ken) Shih, Univ. of Texas at Austin

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Polarized emission around the M87 supermassive black hole - Livestream - 04/05/2021 03:30 PM
SLAC Colloquium

In 2017 April, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) observed the near-horizon region around the supermassive black hole at the core of the M87 galaxy. These 1.3 mm wavelength observations revealed a compact asymmetric ring-like source morphology. This structure originates from synchrotron emission produced by relativistic plasma located in the immediate vicinity of the black hole. Now we present the corresponding linear-polarimetric EHT images of the center of M87. We find that only a part of the ring is significantly polarized. The resolved fractional linear polarization has a maximum located in the southwest part of the ring, where it rises to the level of ∼15%. The polarization position angles are arranged in a nearly azimuthal pattern. We will discuss the polarimetric data reduction and analysis methodology. The polarimetric images carry information about the structure of the magnetic fields responsible for the synchrotron emission. We will discuss the theoretical implications of these observations.

Speaker: Maciek Wielgus, Harvard

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Quantum computing with superconducting circuits at Google - Livestream - 04/05/2021 04:00 PM
What Physicists Do @ Sonoma State University

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Satzinger, Google Quantum AI


Reproducibility and contingency in the evolution and ecology of microbial communities - Livestream - 04/05/2021 04:15 PM
UC Berkeley

Microbes form complex multi-species communities that play many critical roles across the biosphere. Building quantitative models that may help us predict the composition and function of a microbial community in a given habitat is a long-standing aspiration. To this end, we must understand what features of microbial communities (and at what level of description) are predictable, which are not, and why. We have addressed this question through a combination of quantitative experiments and simple models. Experimentally, we cultivate large numbers of natural communities in environments with a defined nutrient composition. Our experiments indicate that the coarse-grained metabolic organization of microbial communities is reproducible in identical habitats, following simple equations that are consistent over ecological and evolutionary timescales, despite substantial variability at finer levels of resolution.

Speaker: Alvaro Sanchez, Yale University


Tuesday, 04/06/2021


Transformations of Trace Contaminants in Nature-Based Treatment Systems - Livestream - 04/06/2021 12:00 PM
California Section American Chemical Society


Wednesday, 04/07/2021


Sparrows in the Mist: Complex Winter Social Behavior in a Little Brown Bird - Livestream - 04/07/2021 12:00 PM
UC Santa Cruz Women's Club


Energy and Resources Group Colloquium - Livestream - 04/07/2021 04:00 PM
Energy and Resources Group


The Chimpanzee Within Us: Why are Humans the Way We Are? - Livestream - 04/07/2021 04:00 PM
The Leaky Foundation


Second Nature: Green Rabbits, Passenger Pigeons, Cloned Ferrets, and the Birth of a New Ecology - Livestream - 04/07/2021 05:00 PM
Long Now Foundation


Thursday, 04/08/2021


Labside Chats: A Conversation with a Scientist, featuring Katie Kobayashi - Livestream - 04/08/2021 11:00 AM
Seymour Science Center


Singing Hummingbird Feathers and the Quiet Flight of Owls - Livestream - 04/08/2021 05:00 PM
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory


Grounds for Science - Representation in Research and The Good Side of Viruses - Livestream - 04/08/2021 05:00 PM
Grounds for Science


April LASER Event - 04/08/2021 06:00 PM
LASER Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous


NightSchool: Missions to Mars - Livestream - 04/08/2021 07:00 PM
California Academy of Sciences


After Dark Online: Bees - 04/08/2021 07:00 PM
ExplOratorium


Why storytelling is vital to science communication - Livestream - 04/08/2021 07:30 PM
Bay Area Skeptics


Saturday, 04/10/2021


Virtual Telescope Viewing - Livestream - 04/10/2021 09:00 PM
Chabot Space and Science Center


Sunday, 04/11/2021


Virtual Butterfly Walk: Rare Butterflies of the Garden - 04/11/2021 11:00 AM
UC Botanical Garden


Monday, 04/12/2021


The Discovery of Gravitational Waves - Livestream - 04/12/2021 11:00 AM
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh


Stanford Symbolic Systems Forum : Emma Brunskill - Livestream - 04/12/2021 02:30 PM
Stanford Symbolic Systems Forum


UC Berkeley Condensed Matter Physics Lecture - Livestream - 04/12/2021 02:30 PM
UC Berkeley


Physics at LHCb - Livestream - 04/12/2021 03:30 PM
SLAC Colloquium


Quantum Computing with a Topological Phase of Matter - Livestream - 04/12/2021 04:00 PM
What Physicists Do @ Sonoma State University


Blood memory: evaluating antibody responses to COVID-19 infection and vaccination - Livestream - 04/12/2021 06:30 PM
Slugs and Steins