Saturday, January 27, 2018
Tour -- Terra Cotta Army Exhibit
Legacy of the first Emperor of China with approximately 120 works from the burial site of China's first emperor. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. 12 PM docent-led tour. Registration opens soon.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
John Mather -- James Webb Space Telescope
Dinner meeting. Details and registration available soon.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Josh Benaloh -- Security of U.S. Elections
Josh Benaloh '81, Senior Cryptographer at Microsoft Research, will explore verifiable election technologies that enable such “trustless” elections–both how they work and what they achieve. Dinner meeting @ Maggiano's in DC at the Friendship Heights Metro. Registration opens soon.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Materials Genome Initiative and Artificial Intelligence
The US Materials Genome Initiative is now in its seventh year. With a goal of accelerating the discovery, design, development, and deployment of new materials into manufactured products, the MGI is focused on the creation of a materials innovation infrastructure.
James Warren is the director of this NIST initiative. NIST has framed its support for the MGI around the need for a data infrastructure that enables the rapid discovery of existing data and models, the tools to assess and improve the quality of those data, and finally the development of new methods and metrologies based on that data. In partnership with agencies across the government, academia, and industry, these approaches are now yielding significant advances. Of particular note is the potential for machine learning and artificial intelligence applications upon these troves of data, which is now being borne out, and the vast consequent opportunities for new discoveries. The presentation will include a focused discussion on the special aspects of applying machine learning to physical phenomena, and the philosophical foundations of knowledge.
Please note that this is not part of the Seminar Series, but is a separately priced event. It will be held at Maggiano's. $46 pp for members and their guests; $53 pp for all others.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Embassy of Canada
The Embassy of Canada welcomes the MIT Club for a talk on energy innovation and a reception.
Saturday, May 05, 2018
McCrillis Gardens Tour
Enjoy a springtime tour at this lovely garden in Bethesda. Limited space. $9 pp members/guests only.