Big Ideas for Busy People ||| Cambridge Science Festival 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Big Ideas for Busy People
The Laboratory at Harvard, Northwest Building, 52 Oxford Street
We are back by popular demand with Cambridge’s fast-paced answer to Ted Talks. Big Ideas for Busy People features 10 short, sharp talks by some of Cambridge’s finest – 5 minutes per talk, plus 5 minutes for questions – presenting a roller-coaster ride through some of the biggest, boldest ideas in science!
Alan Guth, One Universe or Many?
V F Weisskopf Professor and MacVicar Faculty Fellow; MIT Department of Physics
Sara Seager, Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds
Ellen Swallow Richards Professor; MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences
Jack Szostak, The Origin of Life
Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Colleen Cavanaugh, The Human Microbiome: We Are Not Alone
Edward C. Jeffrey Professor of Biology, Harvard University
Dr. Donald Elliott Ingber, Human Organs-on-Chips: No More Animal Studies for Drug Development?
Director, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University; Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology, Harvard Medical School & Vascular Biology Program, Children’s Hospital Boston; Professor of Bioengineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Robert Desimone, Shedding Light in the Brain
Director, McGovern Institute & Berkey Professor; MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Steven Pinker, A History of Violence
Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology; Harvard College Professor, Associate of Mather House
Sanjoy Mahajan, Street-fighting Math and Science
Associate Director, MIT Teaching and Learning Laboratory
Lisa Berkman, Health and Work: Work Redesign in a Time of Demographic Change
Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and of Epidemiology; Harvard School of Public Health
Amy Smith, How to Make a Million
Senior Lecturer; MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
A reception with all of the speakers will follow immediately after the last talk in the B-1 level of The Laboratory.
If you can’t make it, you can watch a live webcast here!