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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thinking About Cultural Appropriation Today: Magic Mushrooms and Maria Sabina

Lecture | July 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall | Note change in time and location

 Patricia Kubala, PhD Candidate in Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This talk reflects on the legacy of this fraught history and describes current debates about the appropriate uses of magic mushrooms as clinical trials progress that will likely lead to the medical legalization of psilocybin (the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms) over the next five years...   More >

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Science Lecture - Seeing the Unseen: Overcoming the limitations of optics to visualize nano-structures, atoms and even magnetic fields

Lecture | July 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Dr. Ella Lachman, Department of Physics


The development of novel tools is of great importance to the advancement of science. New imaging methods in particular can bring a deeper understanding as we are used to grasping the world mainly by visualizing images.

When the limit of optical microscopy was reached, scientists found a way to enhance it and cheat their way beyond it. Eventually, they invented a whole different way of imaging...   More >

new techniques in microscopy