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Cosmology, Superbugs and Building Satellites

  • PianoFight 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

How do we connect the dots between what we know about the beginning of the Universe and its existence today?

What exactly are Bacteriophages? Can we use them to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria or `superbugs`?

Ever wondered what it's like to build stuff that goes to space? Now you can find out all about building satellites and surviving launch base!

Join us and celebrate Pi-day with a taste of science!

Tickets: $7 Online, $10 at the Door
Wednesday, March 14
Doors: 6:30pm, Start: 7pm
Food and Drinks available for purchase

PianoFight, 144 Taylor St, San Francisco

Stories of Discovery: The Universe on Large Scales

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Carina Cheng

PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley

Over the past century, astronomers have made many exciting observational discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of the history and size of the Universe.

I will share stories of the humans and the science behind two such discoveries, and one story-in-progress happening at UC Berkeley that aims to connect the dots between what we know about beginnings of the Universe and its existence today.

Tackling Superbugs with Phages

Dr. Tobi Nagel

Founder & President, Phages for Global Health

You've probably heard of superbugs,  antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause death from simple infections. While regular antibiotics cannot kill superbugs, there is a class of naturally occurring drugs that can: phages!

Before antibiotics were discovered, phages were used around the world. They can be utilized against problem bacteria in food, water, livestock and people. We will discuss what exactly phages are and why the world is now giving them a second look.

A Day in the Life of a Rocket Scientist

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Steph Evans

Systems Engineer, Space Systems/Loral

Ever wondered what it's like to build stuff that goes to space? GOOD NEWS! You can now find out! Aerospace engineer Steph Evans talks about what it's like to work for one of the largest commercial producer of satellites in the world, and how cool it is to send stuff to space.

Steph will discuss what her job entails, what it’s like to survive launch base, and what the future of the satellite industry looks like.

Earlier Event: February 28
DNA packaging and error-free communication
Later Event: March 28
The STEMinists