Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

Data, Analytics, and AI

  • December 6, 2022. 4 to 5 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “The panel will discuss the transformative power of AI technologies for business strategies, practical examples of applying AI/ML techniques, potential implications in societal, economic and business implementation as well as building the culture needed for AI adoption.” More information here and here.

Psychiatry and the Arts

  • December 7, 2022. 2 to 3:30 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “A panel discussion on psychiatry and the arts.” More information here.

A Thousand Earths: A Radical Approach to Building Giant Space Telescopes for Large-Scale Biosignature Surveys

  • December 7, 2022. 4:05 – 5:05 pm.
  • Pupin 1402.
  • “Professor Daniel Apai, University of Arizona, will show our active UArizona-led technology development program, our latest MODE lens prototypes, supporting facilities, and progress on design, fabrication, alignment, and testing methods. I will describe the Nautilus Space Observatory and its science scope, and the exciting scientific opportunities such a mission will enable.” More information here.

Tiffany Nichols – Finding Stillness: Navigating Conflicting Land Interests During the Site Selection of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)

  • December 7, 2022. 6 to 7:30 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “This talk focuses on LIGO’s over one decade endeavor from 1981 to 1994 to find locations for its two twin laser interferometers that would provide the ability to detect faint gravitational waves produced from cataclysmic events in our universe such as the collision of two black holes.” More information here.

Genetic Advantages in Sports: When Do They Count as “Doping”?

  • December 9, 2022 12 to 1 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “What is the essence of sports, and how does that impact the way doping is defined? The sports world is already preparing for an inevitable wave of ‘gene-doping’ as gene-transfer technologies advance and become more widely available to all ages. On the one side, genetic modifications that improve human performance can be considered enhancements that threaten fair competition. However, gene transfer technologies can be used for a wide range of characteristics, thus blurring the lines between therapy and enhancement.” More information here and here.

The Militarized Brain

  • December 9, 2022. 12:30 to 2:00 pm.
  • Online, Remarque Institute, New York University, 60 5th Avenue. Registration required.
  • “A panel discussion on the militarized brain.” More information here and here.

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