Suds & Science
Where: Callahan’s Pub & Brewery
8111 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126 in Mira Mesa
It’s not a scientific mystery that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. And thus, the idea for Suds & Science was born: bimonthly events that bring scientists face-to-face with the general public in a neighborhood bar. The evening begins with a 15- to 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience—all while the audience drinks along. You can learn about everything from the science of beer to superhero physics to the genius of genomes. All of that for the price of a beverage! Suds & Science puts the fun and spirit(s) back into science.
March 10th — 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Siri, Will You Marry Me?—The Reality of the Movie “Her”
Join Rajesh Gupta, QUALCOMM Professor in Computer Science & Engineering at UC San Diego, as he talks about the scope of information collected by smartphones; the development of learning algorithms that make sense of data by fusing information from voice, images, skin and device usage patterns; and the technological challenges in building a sentient operating system.
Rajesh Gupta is QUALCOMM professor in Computer Science & Engineering at UCSD. He received his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 1994. His current research is focused on energy-efficient and mobile computing issues in embedded systems. Professor Gupta works on new architectures for mobile devices that take into account their constraints, such as battery life, a small footprint and less memory, with the goal of making them more energy-efficient. He is also an expert on adaptive computing architecture.
May 12th — 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Fermentation, Flocculation and Frothy Goodness—Beer Science With White Labs Inc.
Join Chris White, Ph.D., President and CEO of White Labs Inc., as he talks about brewing microbiology, fermentation fundamentals, distilling and the importance of yeast in creating beer flavors.
Chris White is Founder, President and CEO of White Labs Inc, which he founded in 1995 to manufacture yeast cultures and provide fermentation services to the brewing, wine and distilling industries. Chris has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UCSD and is the coauthor of Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation and co-designer of BrewMaster: The Craft Beer Game. He currently teaches in the Brewing Certificate Program at U.C. San Diego Extension.