Science Underground

Providence's first science cafe, Science Underground makes science accessible to everyone by inviting scientists to present at local pubs and restaurants.


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May 1
7:00 PM

Science Underground

"Telling Machines What To Do" with Michael Littman, Professor of Computer Science at Brown University

These days, pretty much everything is a computer, resulting in devices that are powerful and flexible. Programming was invented as a mechanism for communicating procedural information, but not many people have learned this skill and are therefore unable to express their wishes to these machines to carry out. Professor Littman will give a status report on efforts to create user-friendly programmable devices.

Refreshments will start at 7pm. Presentation will begin at 7:15pm.

Flatbread Company
161 Cushing Street
Providence, RI 02906
(Right next to the CVS at the corner of Cushing St. and Thayer St.)

This event is free and open to the public. If you're planning on coming, please drop us a line at for a tentative head count. Space is limited and seating is first come, first serve.

Attendees are responsible for purchasing their own beverages and any additional food items.

Science Underground is sponsored by Brown University's Science Center, The Triple Helix, and Sigma Xi.