Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering
in the Boston Area


This URL calls the correct files: bostonsciencelectures.com

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 hapgood@pobox.com.   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 http://bostonsciencelectures.com 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
hapgood@pobox.com



Last update: 19.1217

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



February 15-22.  "Engineers Week."   Tufts:  Robinson Hall.   Details.

February 18-24.   "BetterMIT Innovation Challenge."   MIT:  Student Center.   Details, Registration.

February 18-22.  "Feb Fest."   MIT Museum.   Details, Abstract.

February 18-22.  "STEM for Young Inventors."   MIT:  W20-202.   Details, Abstract.

February 19-21.   "PIUG Biotechnology Conference."   Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, February 20

9-Noon.   "Structural Engineering."   An MIT Museum Workshop.   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Teens (ages 11-14).

10-1p.  "Float your Boat."   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

11:30a.  "Hidden Cancer Immunology Insights from Tumor RNA-seq."   Shirley Liu.   MIT:  32-G575.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Deciphering Fibrosis: Exploring the biological drivers of fibrotic disease in the liver and heart."   Scott L. Friedman and Douglas E. Vaughan.   A webinar.   Details, Registration.

Noon.  "Music Therapy for Individuals with Dementia."   Suzanne B. Hanser.   A Center for Brain/Mind Medicine Seminar.   BWH:  Shapiro Bldg., Zinner Breakout Room.   Questions should go to bwhpsych@partners.org.

Noon.  "Proving and Deploying XR in the Enterprise."   A panel discussion.   Details, Registration.   This event is a webinar.

Noon.  "Type 1 Diabetes: Genes, Environment, and More Genes."   Stephan Kissler.   BU:  First Floor NEIDL Conference Room.   Details.

Noon.  "Vault: Fast Bootstrapping for the Algorand Cryptocurrency."   Derek Leung.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Will China Save the Planet?"   Barbara Finamore.   HLS:  Wasserstein Caspersen Center, Milstein West B, 1585 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge.   Details.   A light lunch will be served.

12:15p.  "The Craving Mind: Why We Eat Cupcakes When Stressed and How Mindfulness Can Hack Our Brain to Break Free from These Habits."   Judson Brewer.   Tufts:  Jaharis Bldg., Behrakis Auditorium, 150 Harrison Ave.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be streamed.

1p.  "Bacterial Signaling to the Nervous System in Pain and Infection."   Isaac Chiu.   Chiu Lab.   MIT:  E15-070.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Structural Engineering."   An MIT Museum Walk-In Workshop.   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.   Ages 11+.  Students under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

4p.  "Algorithms and Data Structures in the Brain."   Saket Navlakha.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "El Niño as a Topological Insulator: A Surprising Connection Between Climate, and Quantum, Physics."   Brad Marston.   MIT:  54-915/923.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Science Behind Understanding Attributes That Make a Community Disaster-Resilient."   Bruce R. Ellingwood.   MIT:  1-131.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Innovation in Digital Health: Swiss and US Perspectives."   swissnex Boston:  420 Broadway, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "MIT Transportation Showcase 2019."   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusets Ave.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes."   Mark Plotkin and Brian Hettler.   Harvard Museum of Natural History:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.


February 21-24.   "Computing Connections Challenges."   MIT:  Stata Bldg.   Details.

Thursday, February 21

9a.  "The Origin of Cellular Life."   Jack Szostak.   HMS:  C-114.   Details.

10a.  "Automated Risk Detection and Mitigation for Real-World Software."   Mu Zhang.   Tufts:  Halligan 102.   Details, Abstract.

10-1p.  "Intro to 3D Design."   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "New Views on the Galaxy and its Satellites from the Gaia Space Mission."   Amina Helmi.   Astrophysical Observatory:  ITC Colloquium, Pratt.   Details.

Noon.   "Engineering Education in Transition: Exploring Global Trends and Challenges."   Ruth Graham.   Harvard:  Faculty Club, East Dining Room, East Dining Room.   Details.   Lunch Served.

Noon.  "What If Everybody did That? Universalization as a mechanism of moral judgment."   Sydney Levine.   Harvard:  WJH 105.   Details, Abstract.

12:30p.  "Far-out Exoplanets."   Dan Fabrycky.   Center for Astrophysics:  Phillips Auditoriem.   Details.

1p.  "Microarchitectural Attacks and Beyond."   Daniel Gruss.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Climate Change in Boston: Preparing for Impacts."   A Panel discussion.   Northeastern University:  805 Columbus Ave., Room 102.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Integrating Plan Generation, Execution, and Monitoring for Explainable, Normative, and Justified Agency."   Pat Langley.   Tufts:  Halligan 102.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "It’s a Fluid Situation: Adaptive Strategies for Feeding and Moving in Marine Environments."   Bradford Gemmell.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Roots of Resilience: Shifting Agricultural Practices at Late Chalcolithic Çadır Höyük, Turkey."   Madelynn von Baeyer.   Harvard:  Tozzer 203.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Tech News & Tech PR: It's not just tech anymore."   Nirit Weiss-Blatt.   BU:  COM 209, 640 Commonwealth Ave.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Auditory Brain Plasticity."   Dan Polley.   Polley Lab.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Dynamics of 3D Genome Organization in Live Cells at Single-molecule Resolution."   Anders Sejr Hansen.   MIT:  32-155.   Details.

4p.  "Fundamental Tests with Antihydrogen Atoms."   Joel Fajans.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Neural Circuit Logic for Modulation and Gain Control in the Auditory Cortex."   Daniel Polley.   Polley Lab.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, abstract.

6p.  "Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI."   John Brockman.   Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

6p.  "The Future of the Book and Digital Access."   A panel discussion.   Boston Public Library.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This event will be streamed.

6:30p.  "The Lasting Influence of Early Adversity on Children's Brain Development."   Katie A. McLaughlin.   Aeronaut Brewery, 14 Tyler St., Somerville.   Details.

7:30p.  "Weather on Other Worlds: Studying the Atmospheres of Exoplanets."   Munazza Alam.   Center of Astrophysics:  Phillips Auditorium.   Details, Abstract.


February 22-24.  "Computing Film Festival."   MIT:  Kresge Auditorium.   Details.

February 22-24.  "Tech for Truth Hackathon."   MIT:  Innovation Institute, One Broadway, 12th floor.   Details, Registration.

Friday, February 22

8:30a.  "War and Peace within Microbiome Communities."   Wenyuan Shi.   Harvard:  24 Oxford At., Rm. 375.   Details.

9-Noon.   "Illuminating Protein Expression."   An MIT Museum Workshop.   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Teens (ages 11-14).

9-5p.  "Climate Change/Crisis/Creativity."   A conference.   Northeastern:  Raytheon Amphitheater.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

10-1p.  "Float your Boat."   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "'Do you hear that?' Sonic Encroachments and the Techno-Semiotic Ear."   Jennifer Hsieh.   Tufts:  Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room.   Details.

Noon.  "Global Change and the Ecology of Vector-Borne Disease."   Erin Mordecai.   MIT:  48-316.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Dynamic Shallow Earth: monitoring seismic properties and natural resources."   Marine Denolle.   Tufts:  Anderson 112.   Details.

1-5p.  "Catwalking in Bombay: Cruising, Pride, and Fashion as Queer Work."   Brian Horton.   Tufts:  Paige Hall, Crane Room.   Details.

2p.  "Sail Through Engineering."   An MIT Museum Walk-In Workshop.   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.   Ages 11+.  Students under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

3p.  "Representations, Fairness, and Privacy: Information-Theoretic Tools for Machine Learning."   Flavio P. Calmon.   BU:  8 St. Mary's. PHO 205.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, February 23

6-8:30p.  "Teen Science Cafe: Nanoscale Engineering."   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

9a.  "Bird Walks Through the Winter."   Brendan Keegan.   Arnold Arboretum:  Bussey St. Gate.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   See the Arboretum website for directions and a checklist of birds.

12:30p.  "Quasars to the Rescue! A Cosmic Test for Quantum Entanglement."   David Kaiser.   Museum of Science:  Gordon Center.   Details, Abstract.

1-4p.  "Nautical Day."   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

Sunday, February 24

12-4p.  "Kinetic Sculptures."   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

2p.  "How to Build a Better Bird House."   Brendan Keegan.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Monday, February 25

9:30a.  "Towards Anonymous and Metadata Private Communication at Internet Scale."   Albert Kwon.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Behavioral insights for Nutrition Policy."   Sara Bleich.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

Noon.  "Boys Don't Cry: Historical Empathy, Silence, and the Trans Masculine Soundscape."   Stephan Pennington.   Tufts:  Granoff Music Center.   Details.

Noon.  "Down Out and Under Arrest: How Policing Shapes Everyday Life in Urban Poor Communities."   Forrest Stuart.   BU:  Room 241, 100 Cummington Mall.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Cost of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions."   Jim Stock.   HKS:  Bell Hall, Belfer Bldg, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge.   Details.   Lunch will be served.

Noon.  "Unsteady Growth of the Continental Sedimentary Reservoir: Implications for the Earth-life System."   Shanan Peters.   Harvard:  Geological Museum 102.   Details, Abstract.

12:10p.  "Reproductive Evolution Across Geographical Ranges."   Spencer Barrett.   Arnold Arboretum:    Details.   This event will be streamed.

12:15p.  "American Geomimesis: The Earth's Past and Engineering Environments."   Daniel Francis Zizzamia.   Harvard:  CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge Street.   Details.   Please RSVP using the online form by 5 PM Wednesday the week before.

1:15p.  "Genomic Sequencing of Newborns; the BabySeq Study."   Alan Beggs.   Countway Library:  Minot Room, 10 Shattuck Street.   Details.

3:30p.  "Beyond Detection: Constraining Properties of Exoplanet Atmospheres."   Nikole Lewis.   BU:  725 Commonwealth Ave., Rm. 502.   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "Opioid Epidemic and Harm Reduction: Social Work, Public Health, and Emergency Services Approaches."   A conference.   BU:  Kilachand Center, Colloquium Rm., 610 Commonwealth Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Childhood Undernutrition: a microbial view of human development."   Mark Charbonneau.   BosLab:  339R Summer St., Somerville.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

7p.  "The Future of Environmental Protection."   Gina McCarthy.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Members only.   Sold out.

Tuesday, February 26

Noon.  "Convolvulaceae: What? Where? Why?"   George Staples.   Harvard:  Herbarium, 22 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract.   Bring your morning glory...

Noon.  "Fighting Fake Science: Barriers and solutions."   A panel discussion.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Gamification in Healthcare."   Yuri Quintana.   HMS:  Countway 424.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Ocean Heat Transport from the Subtropical Gyre to the Subpolar Gyre in the North Atlantic."   Nick Foukal.   MIT:  54-915.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "What We Need to Know about Children of Incarcerated Parents and Why We Should Care."   Megan Sullivan.   BU:  8 St. Mary's, 9th flr., Colloquium Rm.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Register by 2/22/2019.

1-5p.  "Frontiers in Technology, Science, & the Arts."   A symposium.   MIT:  E51, Tang Center.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.   Agenda.

4p.  "Coded Computing: A Transformative Framework for Resilient, Secure, and Private Distributed Learning."   Salman Avestimehr.   MIT:  32-155.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Physics of Hurricanes."   Kerry Emmanuel.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "MIT Water Night."   MIT:  Walker Memorial.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

7p.  "The Shape of a Life: One Mathematician's Search for the Universe's Hidden Geometry."   Shing-Tung Yau.   Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, February 27

10a.  "Affect & Decision-Making in Health and Disease."   Tali Sharot.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Simulating Midlatitude Circulation Changes: what might we gain from high resolution modelling of air-sea interactions?"   Arnaud Czaja.   MIT:  54-915.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Some Welfare Economics of the Termination Problem in Climate Engineering."   Timo Goeschl.   Harvard:  HUCE Seminar Room 429, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge.   Details, RSVP.   Lunch provided.

Noon.  "Telemedicine: Promise vs Reality."   Ateev Mehrotra.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract.

12:15p.  "Long Run Effects of Food Assistance: Evidence from the Food Stamp Program."   Marianne Bitler.   Tufs:  Jaharis Bldg., Behrakis Auditorium, 150 Harrison Ave.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be streamed.

12:30p.  "Exploring the Kuiper Belt with New Horizons."   Cathy Olkin.   MIT:  54-1623.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Does Solving Energy Poverty Help Solve Poverty? Perspectives from Kenya and Ghana."   Catherine Wolfram.   Tufts:  Fletcher School, Cabot 702, 160 Packard Ave., Medford.   Details.   Registration.

4p.  "Opinion Formation, Stochastic Gradient Descent, and Gradient-Like Systems."   Fang-Yi Yu..   MIT:  32-G575.   Details, Abstracts.

4-6p.  "The American City: Promoting Inclusion or Sowing Division?"   A conference.   BU:  Kilachand Center, 610 Commonwealth Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

4p.  "What’s in a Face Patch?"   David Leopold.   MIT:  46-3001.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "Health Disparities in Childhood and Psychosocial Protective Factors."   Edith Chen.   Harvard:  WJH 1.   Details.

4:30p.  "Math."   James Simon.   (Founder and chairman of Math for America.)   MIT:  E-51, Wong Auditorium.   Details, Registration.

5p.  "'The Good Stuff': The Intersections of Work, Leisure, and Relational Bonding on Tumblr and Patreon."   Nicholas-Brie (Nick-Brie) Guarriello.   MIT:  4-270.   Details.

5p.  "What Should Cities Do?"   A panel discussion.   MIT:  9-255.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

5:30p.  "Energy Storage: New Business Models Fuel Rapid Growth."   A panel discussion.   MIT:  Bartos Theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This event will be streamed.

6p.  "Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past."   David Reich.   Harvard Science Center D.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Global Plate Motions Including Earthquake Cycle Effects and Implications for the Earth’s Seismic Potential."   Shannon Graham.   BC:  Weston Observatory.   Details, Registration.   Please email anastasia.macherides@bc.edu to reserve a seat.

Thursday, February 28

9:45-1p.  "Rare Disease Day."   Omni Parker House.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Enduring Stigma: Historical Perspectives on Disease Meanings and their Impact."   Allan M. Brandt.   McLean Hospital:  Service Bldg., Pierce Hall.   Details.

Noon.  "Global Adaptation Development for Climate Change."   Laura Kuhl.   Tufts:  Curtis Hall, Multi-Purpose Rm.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Multi-Sensory Gamma Stimulation Ameliorates Alzheimer's-Associated Pathology and Improves Cognition."   Anthony Martorell.   MIT:  46-3310.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Mosaics, Megabases, and Matryoshki: A Leaf-to-Landscape Perspective on the Symbiotic Renaissance."   Betsy Arnold.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Development and Applications of New Synthetic Strategies for Polymer Science."   Brett P. Fors.   MIT:  6-120.   Details.

6p.  "Design at AbbVie in the 21st Century."   Michael Hoemann.   Le Meridien, 20 Sidney St.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Evolution Matters."   David Quammen and Carl Zimmer.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Do Your Garden Plants Have a Backstory?"   Michael Dosmann.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Friday, March 1

Noon.  "Cryptography and the Politics of Decentralization."   Gili Vidan.   Tufts:  Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room.   Details.

Noon.  "Intermittent Piped Water Supply: Measurement, Impacts, and the Path Forward."   Emily Kumpel.   Tufts:  Anderson 112.   Details.

Saturday, March 2

9-11:30a.  "Is it Spring Yet? Gathering Phenological Data."   An Arboretum for Educators Event.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details.  

10-6p.  "Observe the Ocean; Secure the Future - 22nd Annual Blue Lobster Bowl."   A quiz-bowl style academic competition.   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract.

Sunday, March 3

5p.  "Memory."   MIT:  43 Vassar St., 5th flr Conference Room.   Details.

Monday, March 4

8:30-4:30p.  "Women in Data Science."   Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Experimental and Computational Approaches to Understand the Impact of Sleep Loss on Neurobehavioral Performance."   Melissa St. Hilaire.   BWH:  Bornstein Amphitheater, 45 Francis St.   Details.

Noon.  "Twitter Wars & Culture Wars: Teens, Tolerance and the Anti-Bullying Era."   Sarah Miller.   BU:  100 Cummington Mall, Rm. 241.   Details.   Register by 3/4/2019.

12:15p.  "Negotiating Personhood and Precision in Recent Biomedicine."   Warwick Anderson.   Harvard:  CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge Street.   Details.   Please RSVP using the online form by 5 PM the previous Wednesday.

3p.  "Mechanisms of Guided Axon Repair and Molecular Damage in Neurons."   James Harris.   Harvard:  BioLabs 1080.   Details.

3:30p.  "Detection and Characterization of Forming Gas Giant Planets: Progress, Pitfalls, and Prospects."   Sean Brittain.   BU:  725 Commonwealth Ave., Rm. 502.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, March 5

10a.  "Visualizing the Spatial Map in the Brain."   Yi Gu.   MIT:  46-3189.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Research and Innovations."   Scott Weiner.   Countway 424.   Details.

4p.  "Imaging Immunity - Using Both Dynamic and Highly Multiplex Static Microscopy to Develop a Detailed Spatiotemporal Understanding of Host Defense."   Ronald Germain.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4-6p.  "Next Generation Therapies: Options for Coverage, Access and Affordability in Massachusetts."   Massachusetts Biotechnology Council:  300 Technology Square, 8th flr.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Changing Sun."   Sarbani Basu.   MIT:  37-241.   Details.

5p.  "The Past, Present & Future of Truth."   Marcia McNutt.   BU:  Metcalf Trustee Center, 9th Floor, 1 Silber Way.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  "Making the Earth and the Moon."   Rebecca A. Fischer.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Native Bees in the Hood."   Nick Dorian.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Cognitive Approaches to OCD Treatment."   Meghan Schreck.   McLean Hospital:  de Marneffe 132.   Details.

Wednesday, March 6

9:30a.  "The Virtual Biopsy: MR Spectroscopy of Neurological Diseases."   Alexander Lin.   McLean Hospital:  Imaging Center, 2nd flr. Conference Room.   Details.

4:30p.  "Domain Specific Architectures."   John Hennessy.   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract.

4:30p.  "RNAi Therapeutics from Bench to Bedside to Approval."   Kevin Fitzgerald.   BCH:  Folkman Auditorium, Enders Building, 230 Longwood Ave.   Details.

4:30p.  "The Madhouse Effect: How climate change denial is threatening our planet, destroying our politics, and driving us crazy."   Michael Mann.   MIT:  TBA.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be streamed.

7p.  "Sugar, Sex, and Poison: Understanding the Vital Powers of Plants."   William Cullina.   Cambridge Public Library.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, March 7

Noon.  "The Transportation REVolution: Electric vehicles and the changing nature of transportation."   Ryan Katofsky.   Tufts:  Dowling 745B.   Details.

Friday, March 8

Noon.  "Development and Application of a Personal Monitor to Study Ultrafine Particles and Children's Health."   Patrick Ryan.   Tufts:  Anderson 112.   Details.

Saturday, March 9

9-5p.  "MIT Robo-AI Exchange."   MIT:  Samberg Conference Center.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

9:30-12:30p.  "Plumage and Personality: An Art and Science Workshop."   Dakota McCoy and Erica Beade.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Sold out.

Monday, March 11

12:10p.  "Understanding Principal Mechanisms of Tropical Forest Degradation with Application to their Restoration."   Mark Ashton.   Arnold Arboretum:  Weld Hill.   Details.

1:30p.  "Reward and Uncertainty in the Prefrontal Cortex."   Daeyeol Lee.   Lee lab.   MIT:  46-3189.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, March 12

4p.  "Microglia State Changes and Function in Alzheimer's Disease."   Beth Stevens.   MIT:  32-123.   Details.

4p.  "The Astrophysical R-process: What We Are Learning From Gravitational Waves, Dwarf Galaxies, And Stellar Archaeology."   Ian Roederer.   MIT:  37-141.   Details.

6p.  "The Care of Foreigners: Immigrant Physicians and the U.S. Health Care System."   Eram Alam.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, March 13

Noon.  "Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know and Why."   Ming Chow.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

12:15p.  "Promoting Health Without Harming: Using Weight Inclusive Nutrition to Prevent Eating Disorders and Reduce Weight Stigma."   Kendrin Sonneville.   Tufts:  Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be streamed.

4p.  "Where is Energy Storage Going?"   George Crabtree.   BC:  Higgins 310.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, March 14

6p.  "Art and Science Converge in the Deep Sea."   Lily Simonson and Peter R. Girguis.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Triggers in Trees."   Jacob Grossman.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Friday, March 15

Noon.  "Do Molecules have Politics?"   Evan Hepler-Smith.   Tufts:  Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room.   Details.

Saturday, March 16

10-12:15p.  "Reading the Winter Landscape."   Meredith Gallogly.   Prospect Hill Park, Waltham.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Meeting location sent to registered participants.

Sunday, March 17

9a.  "Bird Walks Through the Winter."   Brendan Keegan.   Arnold Arboretum:  Bussey St. Gate.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   See the Arboretum website for directions and a checklist of birds.

Monday, March 18

4p.  "The Next Billion Medical Devices."   Edward Wang.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, March 19

11:30a.  "7th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum."   Massachusetts State House, Room 428.   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 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 Longwood medical area that do not carry an asterisk have announced explicitly that they are open to the general public.

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