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

Artificial Intelligence for Energy: AI & Energy Technology Discovery

  • Monday, October 23, 12 to 1 pm
  • Online over Zoom. Registration required. 
  • A discussion “on how the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in the energy sector can advance the discovery of new technologies, aid in the prediction of successful energy-related systems, and optimize operations.” Featuring Paul M Dabbar and Rick L Stevens. More information here

Oppenheimer’s Legacy?: An Ethics Workshop

  • Wednesday, October 25, 6 to 8 pm
  • In-person at The Forum at Columbia University. Registration required. 
  • “Please join us for ‘Oppenheimer’s Legacy,’ a collaborative, interactive ethics workshop using the film Oppenheimer to explore questions of ethics in science, storytelling, history, and energy policy.” This workshop will feature Professors Ivana Nikolic Hughes, Carol Gluck, Michael Gerrard, Heather E. Radke, and Lynette Widder. More information here

The Perils, Paradoxes and Promise of Climate Transition Litigation

  • Thursday, October 26, 12:15 to 1:45 pm
  • In-person in 107 Jerome Greene Hall. Registration required. 
  • “A Global North, Global South conversation with Steven Donziger (USA) and Wilmien Wicomb (South Africa), facilitated by Dr. Jackie Dugard (Senior Lecturer, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University)… A light lunch will be provided.” More information here

Game-Driven Climate Solutions

  • Thursday, October 26, 5 to 7 pm
  • In-person at The Forum at Columbia University. Registration required. 
  • “Creating and playing games brings us together and helps us reimagine social and ecological systems. Join us to learn from international game designers… and play some games!” The event will feature game designers David Finnigan and Dennis Morgan. More information here

Islam and Bioethics: What We All Need to Know

  • Thursday, October 26, 6:15 to 7:45 pm
  • Online over Zoom. Registration required.
  • “Muslim patients often face stigma and discrimination, and health care providers who have limited understanding about this religion — one of the world’s largest — and the ways it can at times affect patients’ perspectives and care.” More information here.  

Music on the Brain: Matriarchal Legacy – Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute and the National Jazz Museum

  • Thursday, October 26, 7 to 8 pm
  • In-person at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Registration required. 
  • “Join us as we explore the neuroscience behind the dynamics of the mother-child bond and learn about the control circuit of the brain which plays a role in this bi-directional relationship.” This jazz concert and dialogue will feature musician T.K. Blue, pianist Greg Murphy, and Sarah Bennett, M.S., Research Assistant at Columbia University. More information here.

LDEO Earth Science Colloquium with Dr. Edward Cook

  • Friday, October 27, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
  • In-person at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • “The Earth Science Colloquium Series presents: Dr. Edward R. Cook, Ewing Lamont Research Professor, Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.” More information here.

Tokenomics 2023 – 5th International Conference on Blockchain Economics, Security and Protocols

  • Friday, October 27 to Saturday, October 28
  • In-person at the Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (CEPSR). Registration required.
  • “Tokenomics is a premier international forum that focuses on the theory, design, analysis, implementation, and applications of platform economics, blockchains, and smart contracts […] The program offers a unique opportunity to engage with outstanding invited speakers and academic presentations.” More information here, including the full schedule of panels and presentations.

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