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World Science U for a Day: Evolution of Mind and Matter

Saturday, May 30, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Humankind’s grandest mysteries, from our accelerating universe to human consciousness were the in-class topics in this immersive live program. The curriculum, taught by some of the foremost experts in cosmology, neuroscience, anthropology, philosophy, and more, offered a curated curriculum for serious enthusiasts seeking stimulating science going beyond a popular-level presentation.

All proceeds from this program are used to develop additional World Science U live and digital offerings. 


Lee BergerPaleoanthropologist

Professor Lee R. Berger is an award-winning researcher, author, paleoanthropologist, and speaker. His explorations into human origins on the African continent, Asia, and Micronesia for the past two and a half decades have resulted in many new discoveries.

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Christof KochNeuroscientist

Born in the American Midwest, Christof Koch grew up in Holland, Germany, Canada, and Morocco. He studied Physics and Philosophy and was awarded his Ph.D. in Biophysics. In 1987, Koch joined the California Institute of Technology as a Professor in Biology and Engineering.

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Alfred MelePhilosopher

Alfred Mele is the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University. He is the author of 10 books, including Free Will and Luck, Effective Intentions, A Dialogue on Free Will and Science, and Free: Why Science Hasn’t Disproved Free Will.

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Adam RiessPhysicist, Johns Hopkins
Nobel Laureate

Adam Riess is the Thomas J. Barber Professor in Space Studies at the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, a distinguished astronomer at the Space Telescope Science …

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Dimitar SasselovAstronomer

Dimitar Sasselov studies stars and planets at Harvard University, where he is the Phillips Professor of Astronomy. His research explores modes of interaction between light and matter. Sasselov and his team discovered several planets orbiting other stars with novel techniques that he hopes to use to find other planets like Earth.

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