— It’s one of the great questions of humanity that will likely never be answered: how did the universe begin? While most scientists have settled on the Big Bang theory, there’s little else we know about what happened after. That’s the topic of a new book by Dan Hooper, At the Edge of Time. Hooper will be giving a presentation featuring content from his book, such as how astrophysicists are using the Large Hadron Collider to recreate the Big Bang and the following events. Hooper’s talk takes place at The Forum at Town Hall on Nov. 8.
— Interest in autonomous vehicles has skyrocketed over the past few years. Companies in the industry have landed large investments and valuations. But the tech used in autonomous vehicles has uses that don’t involve streets and wheels. TiE Seattle and Smart Mobility are hosting a panel featuring experts in the field to discuss where the tech is headed and how it can be used in a variety of ways. Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Mobility takes place at the SURF Incubator on Nov. 7.
Here are more highlights from the GeekWire Calendar:
- AI and the Future of Work: A panel about how artificial intelligence is shaping the workplace at Impact Hub in Seattle; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6
- Search Inside Yourself: An event featuring the latest neuroscience research on how to develop healthy mental habits at Thinkspace in Seattle; Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 8.
- Toronto Stock Exchange: A Growth Platform for U.S. Companies: An event about public venture capital and how it can help startups at the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7.
- Alliance of Angels Workshop: How Startup Valuation Works: A presentation explaining the basics of valuation at Galvanize in Seattle; 12 to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.
- The Playbook: Startup Secrets: GeekWire’s event designed for entrepreneurs and business leaders at The Ninety in Seattle; 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7.
- Women on the Rise: An event featuring multiple speakers about how women in tech can be successful in their careers at The Riveter in Seattle; 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7.
- Investor Sharks Northwest: An event designed to help startups get more exposure at The Kirkland Performance Center in Kirkland; 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7.
- Fundamentals for Startups Friday: Collaborative Conflict: A presentation about how conflicts can arise and how to deal with them before it’s too late at CoMotion Labs at The University of Washington in Seattle; 12 to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8.
- Partner Power Hour: What Is Infrastructure (as Code): A talk about basic infrastructure resources and how to implement them in code at Code Fellows in Seattle; 12:15 to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9.
- Michael Kerns and Aaron Roth: Designing Ethical Algorithms: A presentation about how algorithms are being used to violate privacy and how to make ethical ones at The Forum at Town Hall in Seattle; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11.
- AoA Workshop: The Top 10 Things That Angel Investors Care About: A presentation about how best to attract angel investors at K & L Gates in Seattle; 12 to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12.