Dreams of Earth and Sky

In 2013, Freeman Dyson celebrates his ninetieth birthday and also marks his sixtieth year as a Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study. Dreams of Earth and Sky, conceived by Dyson’s colleagues in the School of Natural Scienceswas an opportunity to provide a perspective on his work and impact across the sciences and humanities. Held on the Institute campus from September 27-28, the program featured a range of talks on mathematics, physics, astronomy, and public affairs that reflect both the diversity of Dyson’s interests and his ability to open new dialogues and inspire generations of scholars.

 

          

 

Reinventing Fire

Amory Lovins
Rocky Mountain Institute
September 28, 2013

Bandit Problems and Ethical Clinical Trials

William Press
The University of Texas at Austin
September 28, 2013

Dreams of Earth and Sky: Remarks

James Wolfensohn
Institute for Advanced Study
September 28, 2013

Introduction, Nathan Seiberg, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study
Remarks, James Wolfensohn, Trustee Chairman Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study

Is It Illogical to Work Toward a World Without Nuclear Weapons?

Sidney Drell
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
September 28, 2013

Introduction of Public Affairs Session and Speakers, Malvin Ruderman, Institute Trustee Chairman Emeritus
 

 

Our Universe and Others

Martin Rees
University of Cambridge
September 28, 2013

Boron, Ribose, and a Martian Origin for Terrestrial Life

Joseph Kirschvink
California Institute of Technology
September 28, 2013

Introduction, Scott Tremaine, Richard Black Professor, School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study
 

Mapping the Nearest Stars for Exotic Habitable Worlds

Sara Seager
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
September 28, 2013

Introduction of Astronomy Session and Speakers, Scott Tremaine, Richard Black Professor, School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study
 

Why Has Global Warming Paused?

William Happer
Princeton University
September 27, 2013

New Physics and Chemistry in Extreme Environments

Russell Hemley
Carnegie Institute of Washington
September 27, 2013

Introduction by Edward Witten, Charles Simonyi Professor, School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study