Saturday, 19 November 2011

Inaugural Fr. Stanley L. Jaki Lecture at Seton Hall

Freeman Dyson"Professor Freeman Dyson of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey, was the inaugural lecturer of the Fr. Stanley L. Jaki, O.S.B. Distinguished Lecture of the Department of Physics at Seton Hall University on Monday, November 14, 2011. The special lecture was held in the Helen Lerner Amphitheatre in McNulty Hall and is part of the President's Advisory Council Distinguished Guest Lecturer Series sponsored by the President’s Advisory Council members.

"Freeman Dyson is considered to be one of the greatest living thinkers and intellectuals on the topics of science and technology. His ideas have had a profound and widely regarded impact on many fields – physics, biology, history, philosophy, and theology.

"Professor Dyson’s lecture entitled “Living through Four Revolutions” will provide a first-hand witness reflection on the history of science and technology over the last half century. In particular, his contemplation will be about the four modern scientific and technological revolutions which were space, nuclear energy, genomics, and electronic computing. He’ll look at how these revolutions started, how they slowly transformed the world during the past half century, and how they are still transforming it today."

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