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Evolution's Big Bang and Coding Theory

  • Scotty's Bar and Grill 548 Emerson Street Palo Alto, CA, 94301 United States (map)

Come and learn with us the origin of animals and some coding theory at your local bar in Palo Alto. Enjoy a nice evening with your friends around a glass!

Food and drinks available for purchase.

21+ event.

Evolution's big bang: The Cambrian explosion and origin of Animals.

Dr. Aodhán Butler

Postdoc at Stanford, Geological Sciences Department

Just over half a billion years ago, almost all major groups of animal life seem to appear suddenly in the earths oceans, according to the evidence in the fossil record. These new organisms brought innovations like brains, vision, predation, even the first teeth and skeletons . How and why did this seeming explosion of biodiversity come about? What can it tell us about evolution and even some of our own distant ancestors?

 

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Coding Theory (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Dr. Marco Mondelli

Postdoc at Stanford, Electrical Engineering Department

In this talk, I will address questions that have both theoretical interest and practical value.

How give a non-technical talk about coding theory to a wide audience? How to transmit information reliably over a noisy channel? How to cook an ostrich egg?