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KITP (UCSB) Physics Teachers’ Conference, Feb. 16

Automating Insight @ Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa

Feb. 16, 2019, 8 AM-5 PM

The machine learning algorithms that make self-driving cars, virtual
personal assistants, and computer vision work are also changing how
physicists investigate matter at the quantum level. Teachers attending
the conference will first get an accessible introduction to the topic—no
quantum mechanics or machine learning background needed! Then, in
interactive lectures, they will hear world-class physicists explain how
they are using machine learning tools in their research.

AUDIENCE: high school physics teachers

COST: Free. Funds are available to assist with travel and lodging expenses.


CONTACT: Claudia Gutierrez, 805-893-6383,

Education conference at UCI in January

We are expanding SABER West from a biology education research conference to encompass all STEM education research. We are inviting education researchers from other disciplines to submit abstracts for workshops or talks, if they have a topic they think would be valuable to researchers and instructors from other STEM disciplines.

Workshop and talk abstracts are due soon (Sept 17), but poster abstracts will be accepted during registration, from Oct 1 to Nov 15.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the conference, and feel free to share this information with colleagues that might also be interested in presenting and/or attending.

Adrienne Williams, Ph.D.
UCI Teaching and Learning Research Center