Nerd Nite East Bay #29: Seahorses, USS Potomac, and Mathematical Beauty
Join us for Nerd Nite East Bay’s last monthly show at the incredible New Parkway Theater! Two-time Nerd Nite San Francisco alum Rich Ross kicks off the night with a talk about the tiny, fascinating pygmy seahorses that hide on coral in the Philippines. Nerd Nite fans know we have a thing for boats. Olaf Elander will walk us through how a ship that was once owned by President Roosevelt was bought by Elvis Presley, sold and used to smuggle drugs, and finally found a home in Oakland. Then Stanford’s Margot Gerritsen will share how linear algebra is both useful and beautiful.
“To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift!”
Monday 4/27/2015 Doors at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm, show ends at 10:30 pm The New Parkway, 474 24th St, Oakland (less than half-a-mile from the 19th St BART) $8 All Ages More Info tickets fb g+
- Collecting and Breeding the Pygmy Seahorse by Rich Ross
- Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht – How Did It Get Here? by Olaf Elander
- The Beauty I See In Algebra by Margot Gerritsen