Sean Carroll, Vice President for Science Education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Allan Wilson Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Author, The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It MattersRead more »
Dr. Thomas Lewis, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF, Co-author, A General Theory of Love
Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director, Greater Good Science Center, University of California BerkeleyRead more »
Ron Garan, Former NASA Astronaut; Author, The Orbital Perspective
Garan, a retired NASA astronaut who logged 178 days in space and 71 million miles in orbit, will discuss his perspective of his experience as an astronaut and his time spent on the International Space Station. He was a long-term resident of the ISS, where he lived and worked with U.S. and Russian crewmates. He also served aboard the space shuttle Discovery. He left NASA in 2013, but not before becoming the first person ever to give a TED Talk from space. Read more »
Richard Dawkins, Evolutionary Biologist; Author, The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, and Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science Lynn J. Rothschild, Evolutionary Biologist and Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center—moderator
Dawkins has been central to kick-starting new conversations and debates surrounding creationism and intelligent design. His gene-centric view of evolution helped popularize the radical new understanding of Darwinism. Read more »
In April 2013, a little-known lecturer — working in isolation — proved something that rocked the mathematical world. Yitang Zhang’s insight into one of the great challenges of number theory, the Twin Prime Conjecture, is beautifully portrayed in the new film Counting From Infinity.
Join us as we view a special screening of the film with NPR’s “Math Guy” and Stanford mathematician Keith Devlin alongside for expert commentary.