LECTURERS

Barry Barish

15/07/2020

Barry C. Barish, is an American physicist who was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the first direct detection of gravity waves. He shared the prize with American physicists Rainer Weiss and Kip Thorn.

Frank Wilczek

15/07/2020

Frank Wilczek is the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at MIT and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics (2004) for a fundamental discovery -- one that is at the core of our understanding of the properties of nature. His research interests include asymptotic freedom, quantum chromodynamics, quantum statistics, topology, application of particle...

Max Tegmark

15/07/2020

Max Tegmark is a Swedish-American physicist and cosmologist. He is a physics professor at MIT and the scientific director of the Foundational Questions Institute. He is also a co-founder of the Future of Life Institute and a supporter of the effective altruism movement, and has received donations from Elon Musk to investigate existential risk from...

Bjorn Engquist received his Ph.D. in numerical analysis from Uppsala University in1975. He has been professor of mathematics at UCLA, and the Michael Henry Stater University Professor of Mathematics and Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University. He was director of the Research Institute for Industrial Applications of Scientific...

Henry Oster

15/07/2018

Henry Oster was born Heinz Oster on November 5, 1928, in Cologne, Germany to Hans and Elisabeth (nee Haas) Oster. Although he was an only child, Henry and his parents were surrounded by a large extended family. He vividly remembers hearing about Hitler and the Nazis when he was only 5 years old. However, he had no idea how this...

Harry Kroto

15/07/2018

Harry Kroto won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1996, for the discovery of Carbon 60. He is the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University. His main areas of research are: Spectroscopy of Unstable Species and Reaction Intermediates (Infrared, Photoelectron, Microwave and Mass Spectrometry); Astrophysics (Interstellar Molecules...

Antoine Georges graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1983, and joined Ecole Normale Superieure (Laboratoire de Physique Théorique) for graduate studies. After initial steps (and a few publications) in high-energy theory, he worked for several years on disordered systems, most notably spin-glasses and non-Brownian diffusion in disordered...

Scott Atran

23/04/2018

Scott Atran, an anthropologist, is Director of Research, ARTIS Research and Risk Modeling; Research Director in Anthropology at the National Center for Scientific Research in Paris, France. He is also Visiting Professor of Psychology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan and Rresidential Scholar in Sociology at the John Jay College of...

Elizabeth Spelke is the Marshall L. Berkman Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and an investigator at the NSF-MIT Center for Brains, Minds and Machines. Her laboratory focuses on the sources of uniquely human cognitive capacities, including capacities for formal mathematics, for constructing and using symbols, and for developing...

John Forry

05/11/2016

John Forry is Managing Director at CBIZ MHM, LLC. He leads the CBIZ Infrastructure and Project Advisory Group and also chairs the West Coast International Tax Practice. John's career spans more than 40 years in international finance, investment and taxation includes service as business consultant, legal and tax advisor, and professor. He has served...

Tomislav Dulic

15/07/2016

Tomislav received his PhD in 2005 for the doctorate Utopias of Nation: Local Mass Killing in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1941-44. In 2008, he became the Director of Research at the Programme for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Uppsala University, and in 2013 the Director of the Hugo Valentin Centre. He currently works as a senior lecturer at the...

Takaaki Kajita

15/07/2016

Takaaki Kajita is a Japanese physicist, known for neutrino experiments at the Kamiokande and its successor, Super-Kamiokande. In 2015, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Canadian physicist Arthur McDonald.

Steven Nadler

15/07/2016

Steven received his PhD from Columbia University and currently is the Chairman of the Department of Philosophy and Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of books on Spinoza, including Spinoza: A Life. His research focuses on seventeenth-century philosophy and the...

Mark Klamberg

15/07/2016

Dr. Mark Klamberg is Associate Professor in international law at Stockholm University and the deputy director of the Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice (SCILJ). He is the author of several publications on international criminal law, surveillance, privacy and other fields of international law, including the monographs 'Evidence in...

Lawrence is an internationally known physicist with wide research interests, including the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology. He has long been an advocate of the public understanding of science and improving the quality of science education at all levels. In addition to other credits, Lawrence has been awarded the Oersted...

Jan de Kat

15/07/2016

From 1989 through 2006 Jan worked at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands, Wageningen; since 2000 he was responsible as R&D director for MARIN's longer term research projects covering ship resistance and propulsion, maneuvering, seakeeping and offshore structures. During these years Jan chaired the Cooperative Research Ships and Cooperative...

Ian Morison

15/07/2016

Ian Morison began his love of astronomy when, at the age of 12, he made a telescope out of lenses given to him by his optician. He attended Chichester High School and then went on to study Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at Hertford College, Oxford.