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Art meets science when Lisa Rosenberg tackles “A Different Physics: The Poetics of Discovery”

How do poetic and scientific exploration create access and insight between domains? Can art created within the worlds of science and technology broaden expectations and possibilities for engagement? Formally trained in physics and poetry, Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg looks at the processes of inquiry and making, with a lens of commonality and shared territory […]

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SLAC talk about “the quark discoveries” set for Oct. 14

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the quark discovery, SLAC will host a special colloquium on Monday, Oct. 14 from 3:30-4:30 pm. SLAC’s Martin Breidenbach, who as an early-career physicist at MIT contributed to the discovery, will go back in time and share his firsthand account of those exciting times in particle physics and some […]

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Retired SLAC physicist Gregory Loew writes a book about The Human Condition

We arrived at Gregory Loew’s home in Atherton to talk about his new book, The Human Condition: Reality, Science and History, but our conversation was initially derailed by the news that Steph Curry had purchased a home a couple of houses away for $31 million. “It’s crazy because I paid $67,000,” Gregory chuckled, admitting that was a […]

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Remembering the Loma Prieta Earthquake 30 Years Later on Oct. 10

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“Bats in the West” is USGS lecture topic on Sept. 26

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Science Night returns to Menlo Park Library on Sept. 26

Science Night is back! Come to the Menlo Park Library  for an evening of fun and exploration aimed at adults, teens and elementary school-aged children alike on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Presenters include: -Hiller Aviation Museum -SRI International -Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo -Beetlelady -Midpen Media Center -M-A Robotics -Tsquared […]

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Spotted: NASA hosts Anna Eshoo and Nancy Pelosi at Women’s Equality Day event

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, astronaut Megan McArthur and several special guests, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, took part in a Women’s Equality Day event yesterday (Aug. 26) at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Call to Leadership: A Celebration of Women Leaders was organized by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.  Bridenstine […]

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USGS evening public lecture on Aug. 29 looks at Pliocene World

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Congressional representatives visit SLAC and other national laboratories

Last week, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) (pictured 5th from right) was part of a congressional delegation that visited SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park. Also along for the visit were Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA).  Other congressional representatives toured the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It was […]

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Try-it Truck comes to Menlo Park Library on Aug. 20

The Bay Area Discover Museum Try-It Truck, fun on wheels for students in Grades K-5, comes to the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. This engineering lab-on-wheels introduces children to the engineering design process and high- and low-tech tools while encouraging them to take risks and try new ideas. This […]

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