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Ultimate Truths: Comparing Science and the Humanities
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This Communications Forum special event will explore the differences and similarities in the kinds of knowledge available through inquiry in the science and humanities, and the ways that knowledge is obtained.
The panelists will be National Book Award-winning historian, novelist, and columnist James Carroll, whose most recent novel, Warburg in Rome, was published in July; philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein, whose most recent book, Plato at the Googleplex, was called “ingenious” by The Atlantic; MIT Professor of the Practice of the Humanities and author of Einstein’s Dreams, Alan Lightman; and MIT biology professor Robert Weinberg, a founding member of the Whitehead Institute, a pioneer in cancer research, and the discoverer of the first tumor suppressor gene.
Seth Mnookin, Associate Director of the Forum, will moderate.