Events & Calendars

Browse the tabs below for our upcoming and past events, as well as the calendars for our Collaboration Space and other dates related to astronomy and astrophysics (Astro-Cal). Our Collaboration Space is used to host research tools training activities and events in the Wolbach Library. If you have questions or comments, please contact us.

Wolbach Library supports the principle that all people encountered in one’s life should be treated with respect. At no time is abusive behavior acceptable in Wolbach’s physical or online spaces. See also: Events Policy and Conduct in Wolbach Library
2020 Feb 11

Open Access Q&A with Peter Suber

Date: 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Phillips Auditorium

Please register here!

Gold, green, bronze, platinum, Plan S, predatory journals, arXiv, personal websites, Harvard OA policies...

If you have a question about open access, Peter Suber can answer it! Come to this interactive Q&A with your questions ready!

 

2020 Mar 24

Easy Software Installs with Conda and Conda-Forge

Date: 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Wolbach Library, Lower Level

Please register here!

Installing scientific software has been a headache — if not a nightmare — since, well, the invention of software. Fortunately for us, new tools are making it easier than ever to install complex software packages. The "conda" tool in particular has had good uptake in the scientific and data science communities. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn the basic mechanics of conda and explore ways that it can make your life easier. You'll also learn about the "conda-forge" community that maintains a large and ever-growing suite of scientific software packages that can be installed with conda, including how you can create packages for your own tools or external ones that you rely on. Note that, while conda comes out of the Python community, it is a valuable tool for software written in any language! Bring a laptop.

Instruction will be provided by Peter K. G. Williams

2020 Apr 17

Science Communication Tool Kit: Facing the English Language Barrier

Date: 

Friday, April 17, 2020, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Phillips Auditorium

Please register here!

 

Many scientists who are experts in their field find that speaking in public about their work is particularly challenging.  This challenge can be compounded if the language commonly used to communicate science is not their native tongue.

This workshop, designed for members of our community for whom English is a second, third, or fourth language, will help address issues common to non-native speakers when communicating about science.

We will investigate cultural differences in both connection with the audience and use of body language.  Participants will learn about “vocal posture” to help with clarity of articulation.  We will explore pitch, rate and volume to help with audience comprehension.  We will examine the sources of stage fright and ways to combat its effects.  Through experiential exercises and individual coaching, participants will leave with new specific skills for their presentation tool kit.

Date: Friday, April 17th, 2020
Time: 9am - 12:00pm
Location: Phillips Auditorium
Presented by Nancy Houfek

 

2019 Dec 10

Introduction to Singularity

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Wolbach Library, Lower Level

Please register here! And feel free to bring your lunch!

In recent years containerization has become an incredibly useful way to make code portable while ensuring that it does not conflict with the underlying operating system or with other users.  In HPC, Singularity has become the go...

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Wolbach Library Collaborative SpaceLocation: 
Lower level of the library, with a flexible arrangement of 4 tables and 35 stackable chairs. 

Reservations:
Members of the CfA community can request access to the space for various purposes (e.g. presentations, workshops, council meetings, user group discussions, etc.). See calendar below for availability, and contact library@cfa.harvard.edu to reserve. 

Open: 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Equipment: 
65" LCD TV and presentation accessories, movable podium, and whiteboard.