MIT researchers forsee the future of biotechnology, computing, urban planning, the environment and more

Lecture series January 10 to 25


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty members share their visions of where their fields will go in the next 30 years at a series of lectures called the Spark Forum.

This event, intended to highlight "sparks that will ignite the future" is sponsored by MIT's Office of Dean for Students and Undergraduate Education. For more information, see web.mit.edu/iap/2000/spark or contact Van Chu at 617-258-0691,deepblue@mit.edu. All Spark lectures are held at MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

Upcoming talks include:

��������� Clean Water: A Chemist's Outlook on Sustaining the Health of Aquatic Environments

Prof. Tina Voelker, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Mon. Jan. 10, 3:30-05pm, Rm. 6-120

��������� From Yeast to Drug Against Cancer

Prof. Angelika Weis-Amon, Biology, Tue. Jan. 11, 3:30-5pm, Rm. 6-120

��������� Optical Imaging: Capturing Biology in Action

Prof. Peter So, Mechanical Engineering, Thu. Jan. 13, 3:30-5pm, Rm. 10-250

��������� The Future of Air Traffic Control: Can We Do It Safely and Reliably without Harming the Environment?

Prof. John-Paul Clarke, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Tue. Jan. 18, 3:30-5pm, Rm. 6-120

��������� The Psychology of Financial Markets

Prof. Sendhil Mullainathan, Economics, Wed. Jan. 19, 3:30-5pm, Rm. 10-250

��������� The Disappearance of Computers

Prof. Lynn A. Stein, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Thu. Jan. 20, 3:30-5pm, Rm. 10-250

��������� Is Quantum Physics Inconsistent? (And Does It Matter, If It Is?)

Prof. Ned Hall, Linguistics and Philosophy, Mon. Jan. 24, 3:30-5pm, Rm. 10-250

��������� Towards a Unified Theory of the Brain: My Journey from Physics to Neurobiology

Prof. Sebastian Seung, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Tue Jan 25, 3:30-5pm, Rm. 6-120


Topics: Computer science and technology, Energy, Environment, Technology and society, Urban studies and planning, Special events and guest speakers, Environment and energy, Biotechnology

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