Wonderfest 2010 will take place at Stanford’s Hewlett Teaching Center on Saturday, Nov. 6,
and at Cal’s Stanley Hall on Sunday, Nov. 7.
Saturday, Nov. 6, at Stanford’s Hewlett Teach Center
1:00pm Does 10,000 Hours of Videogaming Have Side Effects?
Jane McGonigal, Director of Game Research, Institute for the Future
Philip Zimbardo, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Stanford
2:45pm Is Mathematics More Art than Science?
Keith Devlin, H-STAR Institute Executive Director, Stanford
Alejandro Garcia, Professor of Physics, San Jose State
4:00-7:00pm AMATEUR SCIENCE FORUM — groups & individuals share their explorations
4:30pm Science Laughs, with Norm Goldblatt
5:00pm Neuromagic, with Luigi Anzivino
5:30pm Bechtel WonderCup “Innovation Challenge” Championship
8:00pm Presentation of the 2010 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization
to Donald Kennedy, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science, Stanford
Will Synthetic Biology Make Industrial Chemistry Obsolete?
Paul Berg, Nobel Laureate & Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, Stanford
Richard Zare, Priestley Medalist & Chemistry Department Chair, Stanford
PARKING: Stanford’s parking restrictions are not enforced during Wonderfest; parking stickers and meter fees are unnecessary. However, all parking laws are strictly enforced; violations involving red curbs, fire lanes, handicapped parking, etc., will be cited.] Small street-level lots can be found across Serra Street from Hewlett Teaching Center, along “The Oval” (where Palm Drive meets Serra Street), and at the end of Lomita Drive after it crosses Roth Way. Large lots can be found near the Stanford Medical Center at Palm Drive and Via Ortega. Finally, a multi-level parking structure lies at the corner of Via Ortega and Panama Street. PLEASE NOTE: A Stanford “home” football game kicks off at 5:00 PM, so Wonderfest parking may become tougher to find after 4:00 PM.
Sunday, Nov. 7, at UC Berkeley’s Stanley Hall
10:00am Emmy Noether: Mistress of Nature’s Laws, with Ransom Stephens
10:30am Dare We Try to Engineer Earth’s Climate?
Julio Friedmann, Carbon Management Program Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Jane C.S. Long, Associate Director at Large, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
12:00-4:00pm BAY AREA SCIENCE EXPO — art, books, crafts, & music for science lovers
1:00 pm The Lives of Stars, with Ken Croswell
1:30pm How Did Evolution Shape Human Behavior?
David DeGusta, Research Paleontologist, Paleoanthropology Institute
Henry Gilbert, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, CSU East Bay
3:00pm Science Laughs, with Brian Malow
3:30pm This Week In Science – LIVE podcast, with Dr. Kiki & Justin
4:15pm Do We Understand the Structure of the Universe?
Lloyd Knox, Professor of Physics, UC Davis
Chung-Pei Ma, Professor of Astronomy, UC Berkeley