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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | June 6 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Sean Ressler, UC Berkeley

 Department of Astronomy

This month's Astronomy Night @ UC Berkeley features a talk by finishing Berkeley PhD student Sean Ressler on the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Members' Walk: South America

Lecture | June 7 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Noah Gapsis, UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Garden members, are invited to take an in-depth look into the South America collection with Horticulturist Noah Gapsis. The Garden’s South American Area represents the floras of the temperate and mediterranean-climate areas of South America, featuring plants from the matorral of coastal Chile. The South American matorral is comparable to the chaparral of California and the maquis vegetation of...   More >

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Simons Institute Theoretically Speaking Series — Algorithms and the Law

Lecture | June 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Shafi Goldwasser, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing; Martha Minow, Harvard University; Elliot Schrage, Facebook; Patricia Williams, Columbia University

 Peter Bartlett, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This panel will explore the contemporary promises and challenges of computer algorithms from the perspectives of lawyers, ethicists, philosophers, and computer scientists. What is missing from the current technological debates on the fairness and privacy of algorithmic decision making and their impact on the social fabric? What are promising tools of governance and frames of analysis? What do...   More >