Past Event

The Science of Geniuses

Thu, Apr 21 2011 - 6:30pm

The Science of Geniuses: The 2010 MacArthur Genius Grant Winners

Tickets are no longer available online but can be purchased at the door.

Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine
Dawn Song, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley
Emmanuel Saez, Ph.D., E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

"They are explorers and risk takers, contributing to their fields and to society in innovative, impactful ways. They provide us all with inspiration and hope for the future," said MacArthur President Robert Gallucci. The celebrated MacArthur Fellows Program awards "Genius" grants to exceptional inventors, innovators and creative talents. The winners are offered $500,000 with no strings attached over the next five years to pursue work in their field of interest. Come out and meet the local Bay Area winners and learn about the projects that won them this esteemed award.

Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Time: 5:45 p.m. networking reception, 6:30 p.m. program
Cost:
$12 members, $22 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Image by Salvatore Vuono