Black Holes; Making Memories – Apr 25

Wonderfest Science Envoys are early-career researchers with special communication skills and aspirations. Following short talks on provocative modern science topics, these two Science Envoys will answer questions with insight and enthusiasm:

  • UC Berkeley astronomer Fatima Abdurrahman debunks sci-fi movie tropes and explains exactly what a black hole is, why they're so hard to find, and how we can circumvent that difficulty to find them.
  • Stanford neuroscientist Tyler Bonnen explores how an experience becomes a memory. He'll provide a sketch of information processing in the brain — from perceptual encoding to conscious recollection.

 

WHAT: Ask a Science Envoy: Black Holes and Making Memories
WHO: Fatima Abdurrahman & Tyler Bonnen, Wonderfest Science Envoys
WHERE: Verdi Club Lounge, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 [https://www.verdiclub.net]
WHEN: 2019-04-25 — 8:00pm, Thur, April 25 (1.5 hours)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2019-04-25 20:00 2019-04-25 21:30 Wonderfest, Ask a Science Envoy: Black Holes and Making Memories Speaker: Fatima Abdurrahman & Tyler Bonnen, Wonderfest Science Envoys
Description:

Wonderfest Science Envoys are early-career researchers with special communication skills and aspirations. Following short talks on provocative modern science topics, these two Science Envoys will answer questions with insight and enthusiasm:

  • UC Berkeley astronomer Fatima Abdurrahman debunks sci-fi movie tropes and explains exactly what a black hole is, why they're so hard to find, and how we can circumvent that difficulty to find them.
  • Stanford neuroscientist Tyler Bonnen explores how an experience becomes a memory. He'll provide a sketch of information processing in the brain — from perceptual encoding to conscious recollection.

 

Location: Verdi Club Lounge, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
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