Week In Preview: SF Events for 05.18.09-05.24.09

by Eric on May 18, 2009

Event listings from bayareascience.org

Monday, 05.18.09

Colloquium: Glimpse of the Neutrino in Graphene
Hari Manoharan, Stanford University
When: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Panofsky Auditorium, SLAC, Menlo Park

Down to a Science: Better Drugs Through Stem Cells
Dr. Bruce Conklin, Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
When: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Atlas Cafe, San Francisco

The Long Now Seminars About Long-term Thinking: A Theory of History, with an Application
Paul Romer, Senior Fellow, Stanford Center for International Development
When: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco

Tuesday, 05.19.09

Commonwealth Club: Personal Genomic Testing
Linda Avey, Co-founder, 23andMe
Daniel Ballon, Fellow, Technology Studies, Pacific Research Institute
David Magnus, Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Mark Gerstein, Albert Williams Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Yale University
When: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Commonwealth Club, San Francisco

Lecture: Leakey & Darwin: Revolutionaries: Darwin and the Descent of Emotionally Modern Man
Sarah Hrdy, Professor Emerita, UC Davis, and Fellow, California Academy of Sciences
When: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

Wednesday, 05.20.09

SETI Institute Colloquium Series: True Polar Wander and Climate on Late Hesperian/Amazonian Mars
Edwin Kite, UC Berkeley
When: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Where: Carl Sagan Centre, SETI Institute, Mountain View

Green Vision Café: Plug-In Cars: A Roadmap annd Commute Solutions
Felix Kramer, Founder, CalCars
When: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San Jose

Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series: The Dark Side of the Universe: Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Patricia Burchat, Physics Department Chair, Stanford University
When: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Foothill College, Altos Hills

Thursday, 05.21.09

Lockheed Martin Colloquia: Update on the Space Elevator
Ben Shelef, The Spaceward Foundation
When: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Where: Lockheed Martin ATC Auditorium, Palo Alto

California Academy of Sciences NightLife: Death Lords Don’t Play Fair – The Maya Ballgame
Priscilla Mollard, Researcher, California Academy of Sciences
When: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

Friday, 05.22.09

The Periodic Apocalypse Series: Swine Flu: Bacon’s Revenge
Dr. Kirsten Sanford, This Week in Science
Brian Malow, Science Comedian
When: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Where: Pirate Cat Radio Cafe, San Francisco

Saturday, 05.23.09

Celebrating Elephants Day at the Oakland Zoo
Cynthia Moss, Founder, Amboseli Elephant Research Project
When: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Oakland Zoo, Oakland

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