2017 Uri Honors Colloquium

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Dec 05, 2017

anil seth

Neuroscientist, editor, author and blogger.

He is a professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience at the University of Sussex, co-director of the Slacker Centre for Consciousness Science, and editor-in-chief of Neuroscience of Consciousness.


Nov 28, 2017

sara seager

Astronomer, planetary scientist and author.

She is a professor of earth, atmostpheric and planetary science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.  She was recognized by TimeMagazine as one of the 25 most influential people in space.

Nov 14, 2017

heather berlin

Neuroscientist, educator and TV host. 

She is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a visiting scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute


Oct 24, 2017

paul davies

Theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and author. 

He is Regents’ Professor and director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science and principal investigator in the Center for Convergence of Physical Science and Cancer Biology at Arizona State University.


Oct 17, 2017

jack szostak

Geneticist and 2009 Nobel Prize laureate.

He is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University, and Alexander A. Rich Distinguished Investigator, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital.


Oct 10, 2017

emily lakdawalla

Senior editor and planetary evangelist

She is a science writer and blogger at The Planetary Society and a passionate advocate for the exploration of all the worlds in our solar system.


Oct 03, 2017

robert hazen

Earth scientist, mineralogist and astrobiologist. 

He is a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory and Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University.


Sept 26, 2017

meave leakey

Paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Hubbard Medal recipient. 

She is director of field research at Turkana Basin Institute and a research professor in Stony Brook University’s Department of Anthropology. Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Women’s Studies Lecture

Sept 12, 2017

hakeem oluseyi

Astrophysicist, cosmologist, inventor, TV host, and educator.

He is a space sciences education manager for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and Distinguished Research Professor of Physics and Space Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology.



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