Dr. Freeman Dyson
The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on October 13, 2001 at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.
Freeman Dyson, one of our most acclaimed speakers, returns to the Vancouver Institute after twenty years. An outstanding physical scientist from the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, Dyson has written extensively for the New Yorker and many books on the great current issues of the day. Included among these are Disturbing the Universe: Imagined Worlds; Origins of Life; The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet: Tools of Scientific Revolutions; From Eros to Gaia; Infinite in All Directions; and Weapons and Hope. These books have earned him a huge following from the public and the world's business and political leaders. For his writings, he was recently awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize for science and religion. Dr. Dyson was invited to the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland in January, and participated in three public debates: first with Bill Joy, founder of Sun Microsystems, on the subject "Are we in control of our technology?"; second with Carl Djerassi, inventor of the birth-control pill, on "Is reproduction an inalienable right?"; and third with author Brian Greene, on "When will we know it all?"
Fall Program 2001
Sep 29, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 1.
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