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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

Cross Currents and Intersections: Objectivity, Secrecy, Reality

An Undergraduate Discussion Supper with
Harvard Professor Peter Galison

Monday, April 2, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Harlos House, 1331 E. Tenth Street
Sign-up required

IU Alumna Libby Baney Peter Galison's work ranges from physics to philosophy to photography, from objectivity in science and art to military secrecy to the impact of technology on the reformulation of the self. He is a public intellectual of international reputation and one of the most highly respected contemporary historians of science.

His books include Objectivity (co-authored); Picturing Science, Producing Art (co-edited); and Einstein for the 21st Century: His Legacy in Science, Art, and Modern Culture. He has also created documentaries for public television and cinema, including The Ultimate Weapon: The H-Bomb Dilemma, Secrecy (about military secrecy and government classification), and Nuclear Underground (about the questions the burial of nuclear waste raises about our relation to the land, energy, and the future).

His many awards include the MacArthur Fellowship (often called the "genius" award) and the Max Planck Research Award. He holds doctorates in physics and the history of science and is the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor at Harvard University.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this undergraduate event, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire event and e-mail Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "Peter Galison" program and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) or study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. The supper is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Peter Galison will also be speaking at these other public events as part of the William T. Patten Lecture Series :

Film screening of the documentary "Secrecy" followed by a Q&A.
Monday, April 2, 2012
7:00 p.m.
IU Cinema (co-sponsor)

Secrecy: Blacking-Out Words and Worlds
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Moot Court Room (Law 123)

Science, Technology and the Reformulation of the Self
Thursday, April 5, 2012
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Moot Court Room (Law 123)

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