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History of Science Lecture Series at the Institute for Advanced Study
April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
One event on February 26, 2019 at 5:00pm
One event on March 5, 2019 at 5:00pm
One event on April 2, 2019 at 5:00pm
One event on April 16, 2019 at 5:00pm
The “History of Science” lecture series beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Lectures are free and open to the public and begin at 5 p.m. in West Building Lecture Hall. Curated by Myles W. Jackson, Professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, this series will tackle scientific themes relevant to the institute, including the diversity of humankind, big data, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, and the sociology of science and medicine.
Feb. 5 – Twenty Years is a Long Time
Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor in the History of Science, Harvard University
Feb. 26 – After Math: Reasoning, Proving, and Computing in the Postwar United States
Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
Mar. 5 – Robocon Is Zazen: Psychology and Buddhism in Mori Masahiro’s Robotics
Bo Jung and Soon Young Kim Professorship of East Asian Science, Johns Hopkins University
Apr. 2 – Race by Numbers: Statistics and Race in Inter-War British India
Projit Bihari Mukharji
Associate Professor, Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
Apr. 16 – The Restless Machinery of Life
Professor of History, Stanford University
To register for one of the talks in the series, visit www.ias.edu/events/.