NYAS Presents an Evening with New Scientist: "Shaping the Future"
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Presented by the New York Academy of Sciences
For 50 years and counting, New Scientist magazine has chronicled the way science and technology have transformed our understanding of the world and ourselves. In this special anniversary celebration, three world-renowned thinkers will consider how our changing relationship with science and technology will shape the future and write the New Scientist stories of tomorrow.
Every member of the audience will receive a free commemorative gift bag including a special 50th anniversary copy of New Scientist magazine and a copy of the best selling New Scientist book Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?: And 114 Other Questions
E.O. Wilson, Ph.D., is a distinguished biologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of numerous titles including, most recently, The Creation, an appeal to the evangelical community to join with scientists in the effort to preserve biodiversity. He is currently the Pellegrino Research Professor in Entomology for the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and honorary curator at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Sherry Turkle, Ph.D., is a sociologist and Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. She is the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, a center of research and reflection on the evolving connections between people and artifacts. She is currently working on a book about robots and the human spirit.
Paul Davies, Ph.D., is a physicist, author, and Director of Beyond: Institute for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona State University. His latest book, an exploration of the anthropic principle in cosmology, is called The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life?.