"10 Big Questions" is both an upper division undergraduate course open to all students and a series of public conversations available to the broader community. Each class will be organized around a single question designed to elicit interdisciplinary discussion amongst a panel of UCLA scholars, artists, scientists and researchers. It seeks to foster groundbreaking connections between the arts and other disciplines.
Physics & Astronomy
The goal of this event is to improve undergraduate education by assessing ways to make the teaching review process result in a more representative evaluation of teaching effectiveness and efforts to improve instruction. This event is aimed at bringing together those faculty invested in reconsidering and improving the teaching evaluation process on campus.
This awards provides funding to host the 23rd annual Joint Symposium in Neural Computation (JSNC) at UCLA. JSNC is a regional meeting of Southern California computational neuroscience researchers (http://inc.ucsd.edu/ann-symp.html) that was founded by Terry Sejnowski of the Salk Institute.
Center for Biological Physics Seminar
"Encoding of Distance, Axis of Travel, and Topology at the Juncture of Hippocampal and Posterior Parietal Systems for Spatial Mapping"
Douglas Nitz, Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, San Diego
Host: Mayank Mehta
The Plasma Science and Technology Institute (PSTI) at UCLA represents the largest university-based research effort in the world related to the forth state of matter known as plasma. It is an Organized Research Unit involving 36 faculty and about 150 researchers, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students from a variety of departments.