Larry SmarrHave you wondered how your life and business in the coming years will be impacted by the quickly changing world of technology? Then you will want to hear Larry Smarr, astrophysicist turned leading computer scientist, and gifted speaker.

Mr. Smarr is founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a world-class technology innovation and research facility, with branches at UCSD and UCI.  Calit2 has specialized facilities for scalable visualization and virtual reality, nanotechnology, fiber optics and wireless communications, robotics, drones, artificial intelligence, and bioinformatics.  The use of these facilities by Calit2’s interdisciplinary teams are leading to breakthroughs across many biomedical, scientific engineering and arts and humanities fields.

Mr. Smarr will share his insights regarding these breakthroughs, as well as his insights on the amazing scientific discovery recently made regarding black holes in space. Finally, he will provide information about the Pacific Research Platform, allowing for shared data at speeds 1000 times that of the shared internet, and made possible by a grant recently awarded Mr. Smarr from the National Science Foundation.

Mr. Smarr will speak on Sunday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Center of The Village Church. Tickets will go on sale March 28th and may be purchased here or by calling 858-756-0249.

You can learn more about Larry from his website lsmarr.calit2.net

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