Cognitive psychologist Elizabeth F. Loftus meets with a class prior to her Anderson Lecture
The Reid & Polly Anderson Lecture Series is an annual convocation featuring a top scientist in their field. The Anderson’s hoped that the speaker could reach a general audience, but the Anderson Lecture is regarded as the college’s major science lecture of the year and is meant for a broad science audience. The Anderson Lectureship rotates among departments within the Science Division.
Typically the Anderson Lecturer is on campus for 1-2 days, attends a pre-lecture dinner in his/her honor, gives the Anderson Lecture, and visits with a few classes or student groups as coordinated by the host department.
The 2012-2013 Anderson Lecture will occur on Thursday, February 7 at 7:30pm in the Burton Morgan Lecture Hall (Burton D. Morgan Center 115). It is free and open to the public.
Here are just a few notable speakers from past years:
Steven Strogatz, math scholar & New York Times online columnist
Andrew Knoll, Harvard naturalist & author of "Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth"
Steve Squyres, astronomer & recipient of the Carl Sagan Memorial Award
Future Lecture Schedule
2012-2013 -- Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
2013-2014 -- Department of Biology
2014-2015 -- Department of Geosciences
2015-2016 -- Department of Physics & Astronomy
2016-2017 -- Department of Psychology
2017-2018 -- Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry