Free Science Events in Toronto for October 2019

September 30, 2019 | Ranald

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The Business, Science & Technology Department of North York Central Library compiles a monthly calendar of free science and applied science events in Toronto. Applied science includes health, gardening, pets and food - all subjects found in the department's collection. Here is the October calendar (PDF).

October's highlights include:

Oct. 10. How Did We Get Here? The Cosmos, Humanity, and the Unknown. An interactive panel discussion and Q&A on the Big Questions: the orgins of the Earth, humans, and the cosmos.

Oct. 15 & 16. Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Sciences. Oct. 15: Inference Meets Computation: Dynamical, Stochastic and Economic Perspectives. Oct. 16: On Gradient-Based Optimization: Accelerated, Stochastic and Nonconvex.

Oct. 23. Introduction to Reinforcement Learning. Reinforcement learning (RL) is a branch of machine learning in which an agent interacts with an environment in order to maximize a specified reward.

The Toronto Public Library also offers many free science and applied science events:

Can't attend a program? Try some of these new science and applied science books:

Casey  the remarkable  untold story of Frederick Walker “Casey” Baldwin How to build your own tiny house Apollo mission control the making of a national historic landmark
Do dice play God  the mathematics of uncertainty Something deeply hidden  quantum worlds and the emergence of spacetime Lifespan  why we age and why we don't have to
The forest woodworker  a step-by-step guide to working with green wood End times  a brief guide to the end of the world  asteroids  supervolcanoes  rogue robots  and more How to  absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems