Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Science That Transforms

UA released the list of public lectures in the NEXT series: Science That Transforms. You should read the details of each lecture at the web site. Each one is provocative and fascinating.

The lectures are free and open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 27. The lectures will be held at Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. on the UA campus in Tucson.

January 27
Next: An Enormous Picture of the Universe
John Schaefer, UA President Emeritus and President of LSST Corporation

February 3
Next: Unlocking the Mystery of Matter
Elliott Cheu, Professor of Physics

February 10
Next: A Great Leap for Bioresearch
Vicki Chandler, Regents' Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Director of Bio5 Institute

February 17
Next: Darwin's Strange Inversion of Reasoning
Daniel Dennett, Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University

March 3
Next: Visualizing Human Thought
Elena Plante, Professor and Head of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

March 10
Next: Really Intelligent Computers
Paul Cohen, Professor and Head of Computer Science


  1. Any webcasting or online archiving planned? (for those of us who don't live in Arizona)

  2. Good question Callan. The lectures are being videotaped and made available as podcasts on the UA's iTunes U public site at