The Harvard Club of France has the great honor of inviting you to an exceptional breakfast event, at which we will receive Professor Saul Perlmutter, "a 2011 Nobel Laureate, sharing the prize in Physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe."
Our distinguished guest will be interviewed by one of his Harvard College classmates, Claire Mays '81, former president of HCF.
Topics covered will include Saul Perlmutter's Harvard experience, the research process, the expansion of the universe and Saul's view on bringing critical thinking to political life. To quote Professor Perlmutter, "Equipping future generations with scientific-style critical thinking could be one of our most reasonable defenses against confused thinking and misinformation, both major challenges to our democratic societies' ability to make deliberative decisions."
The event, to be held at Linklaters' Paris headquarters, is organized by Denise Silber, VP Communication for the Club, along with Anne-Claire Urbain first Vice-President. We will begin with breakfast and networking from 8:30-9:00, followed by the conversation and audience questions from 9:00-10:00 and further networking until 10:30.
Saul Perlmutter is a 2011 Nobel Laureate, sharing the prize in Physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe.
He is a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds the Franklin W. and Karen Weber Dabby Chair, and a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the leader of the international Supernova Cosmology Project, and director of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science and executive director of the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics.
His undergraduate degree was from Harvard and his PhD from UC Berkeley. In addition to other awards and honors, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Alongside over 200 scientific publications, Perlmutter has also written popular articles, and has appeared in numerous PBS, Discovery Channel, and BBC documentaries.
His interest in teaching scientific-style critical thinking for scientists and non-scientists alike led to Berkeley courses on Sense and Sensibility and Science and Physics & Music.
Session organized by Denise Silber & Anne-Caroline Urbain
WHEN: Invitation: Friday June 28 2019, 8:30-10:30am
WHERE: Linklaters, 25 rue de Marignan, 75008 Paris (M° Franklin-Roosevelt)
COST: HCF 2019 Members & Guests, €10 - Non-members, €15