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 of interest outside this focus -- such as Hackathons, DIY workshops, and events for young people.

It 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 to it here.  And unsubscribe here.   If you can whitelist the list please do; mailers sometimes think it is spam.  Adding to your contacts list might work.

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, though 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 at the ends of June and December.

Most critically:  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 change.  Speakers change their topic.  Errors are introduced at every stage of the process.   I correct those I find out about, which of course introduces yet another source of change.  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 for adults.  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: 20.1954

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January 8-February 2.   "Independent Activities Period."  Between these dates MIT will sponsor an especially rich series of lectures and workshops on a very wide range of subjects.   Not all of these will be listed here, so I advise anyone who might be interested to do a seperate search on the IAP website.   Please note that they are advertised as for the MIT community (students, faculty, staff, and alums) but I fall into none of these groups and in twenty years neither me nor anyone I know have ever been thrown out of anything. But I try to be discreet.

Sunday, January 21

1-3p.  "Project Soar Pilot and Video."   A workshop.   Pinnacle Residential Properties, 555 Washington Street, Wellesley.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Monday, January 22

Noon.  "Introduction to 3D Scanning."   Shirin Anlem.   MIT:  2-142.   Details, Events.

Noon.  "Probability and Uncertainty."   A Feynman film.   MIT:  6-120.   Details.

Noon.  "Remembering Enrico Fermi and the Physics of his Time."   Bruno Coppi.   MIT:  26-414.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Solar Observing."   Telescopes will be set up to allow observation of the sun.   MIT:  North Court.  Details.  This event will be repeated on January 23, noon-2pm, upper plaza area outside of the MIT Student Center (W20) and January 25, noon-2pm, North Court.

12:10p.  "High-Resolution Remote Sensing and Population Dynamics in a Low-Density Tree Population."   Jim Kellner.   Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill.   Details.

1:15p.  "Statistical Factors that Contribute to Non-Reproducibility of Science."   Valen Johnson.   HMS:  Countway Library, Minot Room.   Details, Abstract.*

2p.  "Additive Manufacturing, Fusion Technology, Wolves and Places I like to Hike."   Richard Nygren.   MIT:  NW17-218.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Awareness and Action."   Conversations with Joi Ito and Tenzin Priyadarshi.   MIT:  E14, 6th floor lecture hall.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "An Integrative Approach To Predicting Plant-Insect Interactions Under Future Climates."   Nathan Lemoine.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Digitizing Human Rights, Archiving Activism."   A conference.   BU:  610 Commonwealth Ave.,   Details.

7p.  "Primate."   A Frederick Wiseman film about the Yerkes Primate Research Center.   Harvard:  24 Quincy St.   Details.

7p.  "Replaying Life’s Tape through the Lens of Plants."   William (Ned) Friedman.   Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Members only.

Tuesday, January 23

11a.  "Exploring the Universe through Discovery Science on NIF."   Bruce Remington.   MIT:  NW17-218.   Details.

11a.   "Introduction to Machine Vision."   David DeChow.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

12:30p.  "Tracking Brain Activity During Continuous Perception and Recall."   Ken Norman.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

1:30p.  "Modern Cyclopses - The Era of Giant Telescopes."   Gabor Furesz.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "3D Vision Brings Real-time Sensing to Robots."   Steve Crowe, Managing Editor, Robotics Trends. and Tully Foote, Platform Manager, Open Source Robotics..   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

2p.  "Recent Progress in Laboratory Astrophysics."   Chikang Li.   MIT:  NW17-218.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Searching for the First Stars."   Ani Chiti.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Tour of High-Energy-Density Physics lab."   MIT:  NW17-218.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Animals in the Picture: Faunal Impacts on Ecosystem Processes Across Changing Landscapes."   Andrew Davies.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "CRISPR-Cas: acquired immunity in prokaryotes."   Luciano Marraffini.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Soft, Structured, Living Materials."   Jesse Silverberg.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Ocean Frontiers III – Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy."   A film screening and panel discussion.   New England Aquarium:  IMAX Theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, January 24

Noon.  "A Digital Atlas of Southern Memory."   Caroline Klibanoff.   Northeastern University:  Snell Library 211.   Details.

Noon-5p.  "Applied Machine Learning Developer Day."   Google Cambridge, 355 Main St.,   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Seeking New Laws."   A Feynman film.   MIT:  6-120.   Details.

1p.  "From Living Cells to Artificial Cells and Back Again."   Cheemeng Tan.   Wyss Institute:  3 Blackfan Circle, CLS 521.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Introduction to Python."   A workshop.   MIT:4-237.     Details, Registration.

1p.  "X-Ray Spectroscopy."   Paul Hemphill.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

1:30p.  "Reading and Writing DNA, Organs and Ecosystems."   George Church.   First of a series of talks on the theme "Biology at Transformative Frontiers.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.   1st Talk in the Series.

2p.  "Gene Regulatory Networks as Therapeutic Targets for NeuroAIDS and Substance Abuse."   Pietro Paolo Sanna.   BU:  E-111, Keefer Auditorium.   Details.

4p.  "Creating the Next Wave of Precision Biotherapeutics."   Nicola Pohl.   Harvard:  Knafel Center, 10 Garden St.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "How Instructions, Expectations, and Conditioning Modulate Pain and Aversive Learning."   Lauren Atlas.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Parents with Mental Illness and Risk of Child Abuse Perpetration."   Susan Hatters Friedman.   McLean:  Service Building, Pierce Hall.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Patent Searching Fundamentals."   MIT:  14N-132.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  "Bitcoin Investing."   Sophia Lin.   MIT:  E62-250.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Open to all members of the MIT community.

Thursday, January 25

11a.  "Transcribing Memories: Encoding of Contextual Memories by Transcriptionally-defined Active Neuronal Ensembles."   Yingxi Lin.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

Noon.  "Adapting to Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine."   Nicholas Record.   Tufts:  Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Best Practices in Transfection: Impacts on gene editing, virus production, and more."   A webinar.   Details, Registrationb.

Noon.  "Expanding Youth Access to Mental Health Care: Lessons from a School-Based Study in Haiti."   Anne Becker.   McLean Hospita;:  Service Building, Pierce Hall.   Details.

Noon.  "From Spider Webs to Food Webs: How Species Interactions Shape the Causes and Consequences of Plant Invasions."   Lauren Smith-Ramesh.   Harvard BioLabs 1080. :    Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "How do Culture and Race Impact the Brain, Body, and Behavior?"   Valerie Purdie Greenaway and Jiyoung Park.   Brandeis:  Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "General Psychiatric Management (GPM) for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder."   John J. Gunderson.   A webinar.   Details.

2:30p.  "Visualizing Chemical Dynamics Across Nanoscale Interfaces."   Marco Allodi.   MIT:  6-120.   Details.

3p.  "Death to Riemann! Long Live Minkowski using Quaternions!"   Doug Sweetser.   MIT:  3-333.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Species Divergence Shaped by the Intersects of Ecology and Climate Change."   Lacey Knowles.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Surface Tension and Surface Elasticity of Soft Solids."   Qin Xu.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "Lymphedema: A New Frontier in Prevention and Management."   Dhruv Singhai.   BCH:  Folkman Auditorium, Enders Bldg., 300 Longwood Ave.  Details.*

4:30p.  "The Opioid Crisis in America: A Conversation with the U.S. Surgeon General."   Jerome Adams and Monica Bharel.   BU:  Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord St.   Details, Registration.   Live streaming at

6-9:30p.  "Advancing Cannabis Research in Massachusetts."   Canopy City, 14 Tyler Street, Floor 2, Somerville.   Details, Order.   First of Six Cannabis Science, Education, and Networking Events.

January 26-28.   "SheHacks Boston."   SheHacks Boston is a student-run hackathon open to female and non-binary individuals.   BU:  Details, Registration.

Friday, January 26

8-5p.  "Future Directions for Laboratory Animal Law in the United States."   A conference.   HLS:  Milstein East 2036.   Details, Registration.   This event will be webcast.

11a.  "The Cosmic Origin of Chemical Elements."   Anna Frebel.   MIT:  NW17-218.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Best Mind Since Einstein."   A Feynman film.   MIT:  6-120.   Details.

Saturday, January 27

9:30-12:30p.  "Drawing Butterflies and Moths in Colored Pencil."   Erica Beade.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon-4p.  "Paper Circuits."   MIT Museum.   Details.

Monday, January 29

9a.  "Operations Research for Social Impact."   A conference.   MIT:  34-101.   Details.

Noon.  "Volatiles and Volcanic Vigor."   Terry Plank.   Harvard:  Geological Museum 102.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Take the World from Another Point of View."   A Feynman film.   MIT:  6-120.   Details.

12:10p.  "Sibling Cooperation and Interparental Conflict in a Seed: how plant mothers, fathers, and siblings behave during the act of reproduction in flowering plants."   William (Ned) Friedman.   Arnold Arboretum:  Weld Hill.   Details.

12:30p.  "Who Pays to Save the Planet? A Sectoral Political Economy of Climate Change Mitigation."   Alexander Gard-Murray.   Tufts:  Fletcher School, Cabot 702.   Details.

4p.  "Conserving Ecosystems and Their Services In A Changing and Uncertain World."   Laura Dee.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "What is 'I': The Role of Compartmentalization in the Origins of Life."   Anna Wang.   MIT:  54-915.   Details.

6:30p.  "Diversity and Doctors: The science of inclusive healthcare."   The Burren, 247 Elm Street, Somerville.   Details.

Tuesday, January 30

Noon.  "Legal Considerations for Blockchain Innovations and ICOs."   Giovanna Fessenden and Stephen Galebach.   Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th Floor Havana Room, One Broadway.   Details. Abstract, Registration.

12:30p.  "From Vision to Navigation: a journey in the cerebral cortex."   Matteo Carandini.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.   This lecture will be repeated on Wednesday, January 31, in Gerstenzang 125.

1p.  "Biology at Transformative Frontiers."   Melissa Moore, Chief Scientific Officer, mRNA Research, Moderna Therapeutics Inc.   MIT:  76-156.   Details.   2nd Talk in the Series.

4p.  "Black Holes, Holography, and Quantum Error Correction."   Daniel Harlow.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Multi-Host Fungal Pathogens: Challenges and Opportunities in Conserving Global Amphibian Diversity."   Ana Longo.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "What Should We Talk About When We Talk About Health?"   Sandro Galea.   MIT:  54-915.   Details.

Wednesday, January 31

9:30a.  "Understanding Violence Among Somali Refugees: Risk, Resilience, and the Role of Trauma."   Heidi Ellis.   McLean Hospital:  Administration Building, Howard Conference Room.   Details.

11a.  "The Oceans in a Warming World."   John Marshall.   MIT:  NW17-218.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Atmospheric Dynamics of Tide-Locked Exoplanets."   Raymond T. Pierrehumbert.   MIT:  54=915/923.   Details, Abstract..

Noon.  "From Vision to Navigation: a journey in the cerebral cortex."   Matteo Carandini.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 124.   Details.

Noon.  "The Last Journey of a Genius."   A Feynman film.   MIT:  6-120.   Details.

Noon.  "Probing the Neural Basis of Decisions Based on Perception and Value."   Matteo Carandini.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 124.   Details.

2p.  "The Design Challenges of Nuclear Tokamaks."   Tom Todd.   MIT:  NW17-218.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Alcator C-Mod Tokamak Tour."   MIT:  NW17-218.   Details.

3:30p.  "Water Management for Future Climate Scenarios."   A panel discussion.   MIT:  E51-095.   Details.

4:30p.  "Opioids and the Masses: Early Lessons from the Epidemic."   Sally Satel.   BU:  72 East Concord St., Hiebert Lounge.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This event will be livestreamed.

5:30p.  "Nutrition Research is Confusing. How Much Does it Actually Matter What You Eat?"   Susan Roberts.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "The Future of Marijuana Edibles."   Adam Gendreau and Seth Yaffe.   Le Laboratoire Cambridge:    Details, Abstract, Register.

Thursday, February 1

8-10a.  "NASH: A Silent Epidemic Poised to Swamp the BioPharma Industry?"   A panel discussion.   MassBio, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This event will be webcast.

11a.  "RNA polymerase: Stop-and-go traffic on the DNA highway."   Tatiana Mishanina.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 123.   Details.

Noon.  "Sleep Matters: Translational Efforts to Examine Connections Between Sleep and Mental Health."   Bill Carlezon and Elizabeth Ryan.   McLean Hospital:  Service Building, Pierce Hall.   Details.

1p.  "Health and Safety Issues of Nanomaterials."   A workshop.   MIT:  N52-496.   Details.

4p.  "Shifting Fire Regimes and Their Compounding Impact on Ecosystem Biogeochemistry."   Adam Pellegrini.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Arithmetic Patterns, Games, and the Quest for Fast Algorithms."   Jacob Fox.   Harvard:  Askwith Hall, 13 Appian Way.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Variable Fonts and the Future of Typography."   Jason Pamental.   Lesley:  Amphitheater, University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

6:30p.  "Does Mindfulness Alter the Brain? The Impact Meditation has on Our Brains."   Sara Lazar.   Aeronaut, 14 Tyler St, Somerville.   Details.

7-9.  "Weathering the Storm: Building Resilience to Extreme Precipitation."   Museum of Science.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

February 2-3.  "Tufts Energy Conference."   Tufts:  Hall of Flags and Asean Auditorium.   Details, Registration.

Friday, February 2

8:30-5:30p.  "MIT on Chaos and Climate."   A Centenary Celebration of Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz.   MIT:  Various locations.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   More Details.

3:30p.  "Atomic Oxygen Ions as Ionospheric Biomarkers on Exoplanets."   Michael Mendillo.   BU:  725 Commonwealth Ave, Room 502.   Details.

4p.  "The Planetary Battery for the Origins of Life: The Example of Mars."   Vlada Stamenkovic.   MIT:  E25-605.  Details.

Saturday, February 3

2p.  "Capturing Feathers, Fur, and Scales with Pencil and Paper."   Erica Beade.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

9a.  "Conifer Adaptations."   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Registration.

9:30-12:30p.  "Avian Coloration: An Art and Science Workshop."   Dakota McCoy and Erica Beade.   Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

12:30p.  "Winter Tree Identification."   Sue Pfeiffer.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Sunday, February 4

1-3p.  "Collections Up Close: Conifer Collection."   Andrew Leslie.   Arnold Arboretum:  Enter the Arboretum through the Bussey St Gate and meet at the map table.   Details, Abstract.

Monday, February 5

Noon.  "Making, Breaking, and Linking Memories."   Sheena Josselyn.   BU:  Center for Memory and Brain, CILSE 101, 610 Commonwealth Avenue.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Small Fibers, Big Pain: New Research on Fibromyalgia and Small-Fiber Neuropathy."   Anne Louise Oaklander.   Harvard:  Knafel Center.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing."   Daniel H. Pink.   Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, February 6

Noon.  "Three Transportation Revolutions: Steering sharing, automation, and electrification toward the public interest."   Dan Sperling.   MIT:  E51-315,  Details, Abstract, Registration.   A recording of this seminar will be available a week following the event.

3:30p.  "Testing Bell’s Inequality with Astrophysical Observations."   David Kaiser.   BU:  SCI 109.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Deciphering the Human Microbiota using Chemistry."   Emily Balskus.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

5:30p.  "Ubiquitous Autonomous Vehicles: Upending Industries – Unlocking Entrepreneurial Opportunities."   A forum.   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "Designing Reality."   Author's talk.   Neil and Alan Gershenfeld and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld.   MIT Museum:    Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Social Skills Training for People Struggling with Severe OCD."   Marcia Hermolin Rabinowits.   McLean Hospital:  de Marneffe 132.   Details.

Wednesday, February 7

Noon.  "Deciphering Neurodegeneration: Inflammation, immune response, and Alzheimer’s."   Beth Stevens and Todd E. Golde.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

4p.  "Cosmology with Shadows in the Microwave Sky."   Nick Battaglia.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

5:30-8:30p.  "Wearable Technologies."   A forum.   Regis College, Fine Arts Center, 235 Wellesley St, Weston.   Details, Registration.

7p.  "The Beautiful Adaptations of Native Plants: Inviting the Wild into our Gardens."   Dan Segal.   Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, February 8

Noon.  "Navigating Adolescence through Neurobiology: Focus on Mental Health, Risk for Addiction, and Community Outreach."   Marisa M. Silveri.   McLean Hospital:  Service Bldg, Pierce Hall.   Details.

4p.  "Dissecting and Reconstructing Plant Metabolism With Synthetic Biology."   Patrick Shih.   MIT:  32-141.   Details.

Friday, February 9

2p.  "Biology at Transformative Frontiers."   Patrick O. Brown, CEO and Founder, Impossible Foods Inc..   Third Talk in the series.   MIT:  76-156.   Details.

Saturday, February 10

9-1p.  "Bark: A Multi-Sensory Experience of Trees."   Michael Wojtech.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10-4p.  "I Science."   Harvard Museum of Natural History:    Details, Abstract.

Monday, February 12

Noon.  "La Zanzara Vitruviana’: Synthetic Biology and Malaria."   Anthony James.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121,   Details.

7p.  "Climate Change: How to Think Globally & Act Locally."   Dan Cziczo.   Belmont Library, Assembly Room, 336 Concord Ave.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Connecting Citizen Science to Science Learning."   Colleen Hitchcock.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Tuesday, February 13

Noon.  "Toys for Elephants: Designing and Building Enrichment Objects for Elephants."   Rick and Laura Brown.   Tufts:  Grafton Campus, Varis Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "A Field for Women’s Work."   Dava Sobel.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Members only.

7p.  "Ecological and Psychological Perspectives on Climate Change."   Brian Helmuth.   MIT:  54-915.   Details.

Wednesday, February 14

Noon.  "Crimes of Passion: New Neuroscience vs. Old Doctrine."   A panel discussion.   HLS:  Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West (2019), Cambridge.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "New Probes of Old Structure: Cosmology with 21cm Intensity Mapping and the Cosmic Microwave Background."   Laura Newburgh.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, February 15

Noon.  "The Living, Breathing, Hungry Soil: Modern Agriculture in the Age of Climate Change."   Kelsey K. Sakimoto.   Tufts:  Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: Root Causes and Reverse Engineering."   Bertha K. Madras.   McLean Hospital:  Service Bldg, Pierce Hall.   Details.

Friday, February 16

12:30p.  "Challenges and Considerations in Search Quality."   Isabelle Stanton.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Global Food+ Speed Talks: New research at the nexus of food, agriculture, environment and health."   A symposium.   Tufts:  Jaharis Family Center.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   The hashtag for this event is #GlobalFoodPlus.

*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 consulted 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.