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 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 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, 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.  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: 17.1628

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

Sunday, March 18

1p.  "Conifers in Winter."   Robbie Apfel, Arboretum Docent.   Arnold Arboretum:  Bussey Station.   Details.

March 19-23.  "Grand Challenges Summit."   Workshops on Grand Challenges in Information Science and Scholarly Communication.   MIT:  Various Locations.   Details.   Attendance at the workshops is by invitation only.   The March 19 opening keynote address is open to the MIT community, and all three keynote addresses will be live-streamed.

Monday, March 19

Noon.  "Age of Air and the Circulation of the Stratosphere."   Marianna Linz.   Harvard:  Geological Museum, Haller Hall.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Deconstructing the Hippocampal Circuits that Control Emotional Behavior."   Mazen Kheirbek.   BU:  CILSE Room 101, 610 Commonwealth Avenue.   Details.

Noon.  "Methane: A Uniquely Difficult Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Problem."   Robert Kleinberg.   HKS:  Bell Hall, Belfer Building.   Details.

Noon.  "Use BlockSci to Analyze Bitcoin (and Other Blockchains)."   A lecture and a workshop.   MIT:  E14-LH-633.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

Noon.  "Owners of the Map: Motorcycle taxi drivers, mobility, and politics in Bangkok, Thailand."   Claudio Sopranzetti.   Harvard:  Gund 518.   Details.

12:15p.  "DNA and Divination: On Yearning for Genetic Deliverance."   Patricia Williams.   Harvard:  CGIS South S250, 1730 Cambridge St.   Details.

3p.  "Merging Electronics with Living Systems: Intrinsically Stretchable and Self-Powered Electronics."   Sihong Wang.   MIT:  34-401.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Shedding New Light on Star Formation, from Molecular Clouds to Disks."   Hector Arce.   BU:  725 Xommonwealth Ave, Rm. 502.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Enabling Interaction on Everyday Surfaces."   Robert Xiao.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Towards Ambient Intelligence in AI-Assisted Hospitals."   Serena Yeung.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Ancient Egypt in Africa."   Laurel Bestock.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 20

11a.  "Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China's Great Firewall."   Margaret Roberts.   Northeastern:  Network Science Institute, 177 Huntington. 11th floor.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "Everyday Activity Science and Engineering (EASE)."   Michael Beetz.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "To Sleep or Not To Sleep: How the Brain Decides to Wake Us Up."   Luis de Lecea.   McLean Hospital:  de Marneffe 132.   Details.

11:45a.  "Tailoring the Flow of Acoustic Waves by Architectured Metamaterials."   Nicholas Fang.   MIT:  24-121.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Is Sustainable Management of Marine Resources Sufficient to Meet Increasing Global Demand for Fish? The Icelandic Story."   Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Special Envoy, Ocean Affairs, Iceland.   JFK:  Wex 102, 79 JFK St.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

Noon.  "Navigating Emotional and Social Memory Space."   Daniela Schiller.   Harvard:  Northwest B103.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Climate Change, Air Quality, and Human Health."   Patrick Kinney.   Harvard Global Health Institute, 42 Church St., Cambridge.   Details, RSVP.

1p.  "Is Patient Privacy Dead?"   Mark Rothstein.   BU:  Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This event will be livestreamed.

3p.  "Information Theoretic Interpretation of Deep Neural Networks."   Lizhong Zheng.   MIT:  32-141.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Neutrinos for the Masses."   Christopher Grant.   BU:  SCI 109.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Contribution of Cholinergic Signaling to Circuits Involved in Behaviors Related to Anxiety and Depression."   Marina Picciotto.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "How 10 Years of Education Research Revealed My 40 Years of Bad Assumptions."   David Pritchard.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Materials Science."   (This lecture) " ... aims to educate, inspire, and encourage MIT undergraduates to take up study of materials science and engineering and related fields."   Mark Miodownik.   MIT:  34-101.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Strategies for Cytosolic Sensing of Bacterial Pathogens."   Russell Vance.   Vance Lab.   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "Should Robots be Taxed?"   Pedro Teles.   MIT:  E52-432.   Details.

4:30p.  "Understanding Molecular Mechanisms of Biological Error Correction."   Anatoly Kolomeisky.   MIT:  6-120.   Details.

5p.  "The Laplacian Matrices of Graphs: Algorithms and Applications."   Dan Spielman.   Harvard:  Askwith Hall.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Predicting Tokamak Disruptions Using Machine Learning."   Kevin Montes.   MIT:  NW71-218.   Details.

6p.  "History of Making at MIT."   A conference.   MIT Museum.   Details.

6p.  "Modern Humans’ Earliest Artwork and Music: New European Discoveries"   Randall White.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details.

6p.  "Protecting Human Health in a World Above Two Degrees: Smart Pathways toward Climate-Smart Health Systems in the Philippines."   Renzo Guinto.   HSPH:  Kresge 439, 677 Huntington Ave.   Details.*

6p.  "The Inner Life of Animals."   Peter Wohlleben.   Brattle Theater.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Self-Driving: redefining what safe driving means and what’s needed next."   A panel discussion.   CIC Cambridge, 101 Main Street, 14th floor, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

7p.  "Preventing a Mad Max Future: How Green Electricity Could Fix Our Water Pollution Problem."   Ljiljana Rajic.   WGBH’s Boston Public Library Studio, 700 Boylston St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7:30p.  "AlphaGo."   A film screening.   MIT:  10-250.   Details.

Wednesday, March 21

11:30a.  "When Less Enables More: making models and methods for modern genomics."   Rob Patro.   MIT:  32-G575.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.   "Beyond the Winter Palace of Capitalism: From Epochs to Assemblages in the Archaeology of Capitalism/Colonialism in Highland Guatemala."   Guido Pezzarossi.   Harvard:  Tozzer 203.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Narrowing the Gap: Addressing Disparities in Breast Cancer in St. Louis Region & Beyond."   Graham A. Colditz.   HSPH:  Kresge 502, 677 Huntington Ave.   Details.

4p.  "Development of Targeted Therapeutics for Autism Spectrum Disorders."   Randall L. Carpenter.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Passive Dynamics is Not a Good Basis for Robot Design and Control. Maybe Some Kind of Global Optimization is."   Andy Ruina.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Numismatic Archaeology: Interpreting Coin Finds from Excavation Contexts."   Alan Stahl.   Harvard Art Museum.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "The Synthetic Age."   Christopher Preston.   MIT Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

6:30p.  "Science and Music: Converging Hypothesis and Interpretation."   Lynn Chang and Robert Sackstein.   Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe."   Jonathan McDowell.   MIT:  E51-145.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be streamed.

7p.  "The Biological Mind."   Alan Jasanoff.   Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Thursday, March 22

7:45a.  "The Genetics of Sleep."   Shaun Purcell.   Harvard:  Faculty Club 225, 20 Quincy St.   Details.

Noon.  "Learning and Attention in Infants: The Importance of Prediction in Development."   Richard N. Aslin.   Brandeis:  Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Large Ensemble (GLENS) Project."   Simone Tilmes.   Harvard:  HUCE Seminar Room 429, 26 Oxford St.   Details, RSVP.

4p.  "Adaptive Adversarial Learning for a Diverse Visual World."   Judy Hoffman.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Green Electronics to Gray Matter: Ghost Walks, Mind Blowing and Brain Doping."   Deblina Sarkar.   Harvard:  MD G125.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Nature's Gift: How the Discovery of Structural Principles in a Microbial Protein Helped Illuminate the Pathophysiology of Psychiatry."   Karl Deisseroth.   MIT:  32-141.   Details.

4p.  "Neutron Star Interiors from All Angles."   Feryal Ozel.   MIT:  10-250.  Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Rotating Nametags, Rubber Lasers and Coin Magic: short stories from the world of liquid crystals."   Peter Palffy-Muhoray.   Harvard:  Cruft 309.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Faster than a Blink of an Eye: fast feedback processing for voluntary motor control."   Steve Scott.   Northeastern:  306 Egan Research Center.  Details.

5p.  "Moving Broadband from Sea to Land: Internet Infrastructure and Digital Labor in Tanzania."   Lisa Parks.   MIT:  56-114.   Details.

5:15p.  "The Perfect Gift? Unwrapping the Mysteries of Giving and Receiving."   A forum.   HKS:  Wexner 436.   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "Advanced Tech: Autonomous & Drone Technologies."   A panel discussion.   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

7p.  "Wine Produced by Mushroom Fermentation."   BosLab:  339 Summer St., Somerville.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7:30p.  "Materials Selection for Millennial Industry."   Daniel Denis, Staff Engineer, Pratt & Whitney.   Hyatt Regency, 525 Memorial Drive.   Details, Abstract.

Friday, March 23

8:30a.  "Ancient Adaptative Events in Aerobic Bacterial Nitrogen Fixation."   Hanon McShea.   Harvard:  MCZ 310, 24 Oxford St.   Details.

Noon.  "3D Anatomical Data for Everyone: The openVertebrate Thematic Collections Network."   David Blackburn.   Harvard:  MCZ 101a.   Details.

1p.  "Data Science and Our Environment."   Francesca Dominici.   Harvard:  TBA.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, March 24

2p.  "Capturing Imaginary Animals with Pencil and Paper."   Erica Beade.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract.

1-4p.  "Amazing Archaeology Fair."   Peabody Museum.   Details.

Monday, March 26

10a.  "Introduction to Omeka."   A workshop.   Northeastern:  422 Snell Library, 360 Huntington Ave.   Details.   This event is open to the public, but if you are not a member of the Northeastern community, please email Sarah Connell (sa.connell[at]northeastern[dot]edu) to RSVP.

10a.  "Towards Quantification of the Paris Agreement's Social Value of Mitigation Activities."   Drew Shindell.   Harvard:  HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford St.   Details.

11a.  "Copyright for Digital Scholarship Practitioners."   A workshop.   Boston College:  Digital Studio Room 205.   Details, Abstract.

12:10p.  "Ecological Transitions during the Evolution of C4 Photosynthesis."   Marjorie Lundgren.   Arnold Arboretum:  Weld Hill Research Bldg.   Details.   This event will be streamed.

3p.  "Privacy Despite Mass Surveillance."   Sebastian Angel.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Sequencing the Subsurface: Finding out what marine intraterrestrials are doing."   Jennifer Biddle.   BU:  CAS 132.   Details.

6p.   "Conjoined Twins: At the Crossroads of Surgery, Medicine and Ethics."   A panel discussion.   MGH:  Museum of Medical History and Innovation, 2 North Grove Street.   Details.

7p.  "The Fingerprints of Sea Level Change in a Warming World."   Jerry X. Mitrovica.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Building.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Members only.

Tuesday, March 27

Noon.  "The Camp and the City: Territories of Extraction."   A forum.   Harvard:  Gund 112,   Details, Abstract.

12:30.  "The Neural Circuits of Itch and Pain."   Sarah Ross.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

3:30p.  "Quantum Chaos and the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics."   Mark Srednicki.   BU:  SCI 109.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Schrodinger's Clowder: entanglement in many-body physics."   Anushya Chandran.   Brandeis:  Abelson 131.   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Obesity: It’s More Complex Than You Think."   Fatima Cody Stanford.   Harvard:  Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  "How Mushrooms Changed the World."   David Hibbett.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Facebook page.

6:30p.  "The Biological Mind."   Alan P. Jasanoff.   Belmont Media Center, 9 Lexington St., Belmont.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story."   A Science on Science Presentation.   Muriel Médard will discuss Hedy Lamarr's contributions to science and technology.   Coolidge Corner Theater.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, March 28

11a.  "Embedded Vision at the Edge and in the Cloud: Architectures, Algorithms, Processors, and Tools."   Jeff Bier.   This event will be streamed.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

11:30a.  "The Jesuit Plantation Project Redux: Activating Derived Historical Data in a Digital Environment (or, Death by Hand-Processed-Data)."   Sharon Leon.   Northeastern:  440 Curry Student Center.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "New Tools for Exosome Analysis: Applying imaging flow cytometry to cancer-derived exosomes."   Phillip Galbo Jr..   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.   "The Intelligent Tool and the Future of Semiconductor Manufacturing."   Keith Wells.   MIT:  34-401.   Details, Abstract.

1p.  "Deep Brain Stimulation as a Novel Window into Human Brain Structure-Function Relationship: Thalamic Nuclei in Affective and Cognitive Functions."   Kaisa M. Hartikain.   MIT:  46-3310.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Neurobiology of Helping: Lessons from Order Rodentia."   Peggy Mason.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

4:15p.  "How People Update Beliefs about Climate Change: Good News and Bad News."   A forum.   HKS:  Taubman, Nye B-C, 79 JFK St.   Details.

6p.  "Climate Change, Biodiversity and the Future of Conservation in America."   A forum.   HKS.   Details.   Harvard ID required for attendence.

6p.  "Once Upon an Algorithm."   Martin Erwig.   MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  "The Science of Pain Management."   HMS:  The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, The New Research Building, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This event will be streamed and archived.

Thursday, March 29

11:30a.  "Fake News."   Deb Roy.   HKS:  Wexner 434.   Details.

11:45a.  "The Geopolitics of Energy."   Jason Bordoff.   HKS:  Bell Hall, Belfer Bldg.   Details.

Noon.  "Going Beyond Aid: Off-grid Water and Wastewater Systems in the West Bank."   Suleiman Halasah.   Tufts:  Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Psychodynamics and Treatment of Schizoid Personality Disorder."   Otto Kernberg.   McLean Hospital:  Service Bldg, Pierce Hall.   Details.

Noon.  "Shaky Ground: The Untold Story of the Largest Earthquake Surge in Modern History."   A forum.   Harvard:  HUCE Seminar Room 429, 26 Oxford St.   Details.

4:15p.  "The Sleep-Deprived Human Brain."   Nora Volkow.   Harvard:  Knafel Center, 10 Garden St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "One Life at a Time – Saving Sea Turtles in Ghana."   John Flynn.   New England Aquarium:  Simons IMAX Theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine."   Alan Lightman.   Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

Friday, March 30

9-6p.  "ArtTechPsyche."   A symposium.   Arts @ 29 Garden, 29 Garden Street.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Saturday, March 31

10:30a.  "Trees with an Attitude."   Colin McArdle, Arboretum Docent.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Monday, April 2

12:10p.  "Tree Selection in the Inner City."   Nina Bassuk.   Arnold Arboretum:  Weld Hill.   Details.

1p.  "Computational Social Science: Exciting Progress and Future Challenges."   Duncan Watts.   Northeastern:  Network Science Institute, 177 Huntington Ave., 11th floor.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Galactic Archaeology in the Gaia Era."   Keith Hawkins.   BU:  725 Commonwealth, Rm. 502.   Details.

4p.  "Artificial Intelligence as Structural Estimation: Economics Interpretations of Deep Blue, Bonanza, and AlphaGo."   Mitsuru Igami.   MIT:  E52-432.   Details.

4p.  "Taking Stock Tree Walk."   A conversation.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Register.

Tuesday, April 3

Noon.  "How the Cerebellum Helps Us Predict the Future… and Prepare For It!"   Javier Medina.   Harvard:  Northwest B103.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Cosmology Results from the Dark Energy Survey Year 1."   Elizabeth Krause.   MIT:  37-252.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Life’s Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable."   Paul Falkowski.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.   This event will be livestreamed.

Wednesday, April 4

9-5p.  "Brain Rhythms in Health & Disease."   A symposium.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "The Mobile Museum: Harvard, Kew Gardens and Economic Botany in Motion."   Caroline Cornish.   Harvard:  Herbaria 125, 22 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract.

2:30p.  "Arnold Arboretum Herbarium of Cultivated Plants."   Irina Kadis.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  "Why Cancer Is Everywhere."   Athena Aktipis.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, April 5

9-5:30p.  "Connected Things: the future arrives."   A conference.   MIT Media Lab.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

4p.  "More than Words: Developmental and psycholinguistic investigations of the building blocks of language."   Inbal Arnon.   MIT:  46-3001.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Planetary Magnetospheres."   Licia Ray.   BU:  725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm. 500.   Details.

5p.  "MIT Cheetah robot: a new design paradigm for physical interaction."   Sangbae Kim.   Northeastern:  306 Egan Research Center.   Details.

Saturday, April 7

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

9:30a.  "The Art of Botanical Drawing."   Erica Beade.   A four week course.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details.

10:30-9p.  "The Boston Stupid Hackathon."   Bad ideas brought to life.   CIC, 50 Milk St, Boston.   Details, Tickets.

11a.  "Ecology of Spring."   Bryan Connolly.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Monday, April 9

Noon.   "Crimes of Passion: New Neuroscience vs. Old Doctrine."   A panel discussion.   HLS:  Wasserstein 2036.   Details, Abstract.

12:10p.  "The Importance of Biomes in Macroevolutionary and Macroecological Studies."   Kyle Dexter.   Arnold Arboretum:  Weld Hill.   Details.

5:30p.  "Privacy's Blue Print: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies."   Woodrow Hartzog.   Northeastern:  Law Library, 4th flr.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, April 10

Noon.  "How Many Plants Fit in a Parking Lot? And Other Stories from the Asphalt Jungles."   Lena Struwe.   Harvard:  Herbaria 125, 22 Divinity St.   Details.

7p.  "Time and Randomness in Hardware using Perl."   Federico Lucifredi.   MIT:  51-372.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, April 11

9-6p.  "Gene Therapy for Sensory Disorders."   A symposium.   HMS:  Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Amphitheater, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.   Details.*

Noon.  "Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis: Validating antibodies for life science research."   Mathias Uhlen and Cecila Williams.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "How to Fix Youth Sports Concussion Laws: Neuroscientific Perspectives."   A panel discussion.   HLS:  Wasserstein 2036.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Oceanic Development Policy, Climate Change, and Floating City Projects.   The Ups and Downs of Oceanic Urbanization since the 1960s."   Stefan Huebner.   Harvard:  Science Center 252.   Details.

6:30p.  "Findings from the Climate Ready Boston Report."   Ellen Arnstein.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Thursday, April 12

1-5p.  "Bipolar Disorder Symposium."   HMS:  Armenise Amphitheatre, 210 Longwood Avenue.   Details.*

4p.  "Breaking the Wall to Quantum Engineering."   Jian-Wei Pan.   MIT:  10-250.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Capturing Human Behavior and Language for Interactive Systems."   Ethan Fast.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Crossing Over: A Photographer in the Museum of Comparative Zoology."   Rosamund Purcell.   Harvard:  Geological Lecture Hall.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "How Emotions are Made: the Secret Life of the Brain."   Lisa Feldman Barrett.   MGH:  Museum of Medical History, 2 North Grove St.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Projecting Climate Change into the Future: What We Know and How Well We Know It."   Daniel Cziczo.   MIT:  54-915.   Details, Abstract.

*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.