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Is our Universe a Botched Job?: Designing a Better Version

Aug 26, 2019 3:00pm | Event
Biodesign Institute, Auditorium

Fred Adams, PhD, Ta-You Wu Collegiate Professor of Physics, University of Michigan The idea that we live in the best of all possible worlds has a long tradition in philosophy. What does science have to say on the matter? Bitter controversy surrounds the claim that the universe is rigged in favor of life - that the laws of nature are ‘fine-tuned’ for biology. However, in spite of nature’s bio-friendliness, the universe is not in fact optimized for life. I shall show using simple models...

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Movie Night: Ex Machina

Aug 27, 2019 5:00pm | Event
Biodesign Auditorium, B105

EAT: Box Supper is served!  WATCH: "Ex Machina" (2014): A computer programmer learns that he is the human component in a Turing Test of a highly advanced humanoid AI  TALK: Discuss the film with panelists:  Subbarao Kambhampati, Computer Science, ASU  Andrew Hudson, Speculative Fiction Author  Elizabeth Dietz, School of Life Sciences, ASU  What makes a human? The series continues April 7, 2020, with "Code of the Wild"...

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Abstract Submission EXTENDED – Nature Conference: Functional Dynamics – Visualizing Molecules in Action

Sep 12, 2019 5:00am | Event
ASU Memorial Union, Arizona Ballroom

Function is intimately linked to structural and electronic changes. While long inferred from indirect observations, ongoing technical developments are now opening up opportunities for the direct visualization of such functionally important molecular changes with temporal and spatial resolutions that would be unthinkable a decade ago. This conference will explore the methods that make it possible to watch molecules in action and illustrate the adage of "seeing is believing" by showcasing how...

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Arizona Wellbeing Commons 2019 Conference

Sep 27, 2019 8:00am | Event
Desert Willow Conference Center

The Arizona Wellbeing Commons brings together researchers, clinicians, professional practitioners, public policy makers, and community partners to advance wellbeing from the molecular to the societal level through increased collaboration. The conference is a not-to-be-missed event: a full day focusing on the discovery environment in Arizona for those conducting and using health-related research There is no cost to attend. Parking and lunch are provided. Register

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Nature Conference: Functional Dynamics – Visualizing Molecules in Action

Nov 06, 2019 8:00am | Event
ASU Memorial Union, Arizona Ballroom

Nature Research is distinguished by its scientific excellence, breadth of coverage, timeliness of topics, and commitment to clear scientific communication. In keeping with this tradition, Nature conferences are aimed at the international scientific community, with the goal of fostering and facilitating communication and collaboration between scientists. This conference will explore the methods that make it possible to watch molecules in action, and illustrate the adage of "seeing is believing"...

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