Noted physicist and writer on science Dr. Gino Segrè will present the Misher Visiting Professor of the Humanities lecture on Monday, March 24 at 5 p.m. in the AstraZeneca Auditorium of the McNeil STC. Dr. Segrè will discuss his recent and well-received book, "Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics." Reception to follow.
Publishers' Weekly said that “Segrè applies a human scale to important physics topics in a way that's as informative and accessible as it is appealing.”
In addition, Dr. Segrè will lead an informal discussion on another book he has written for a popular audience: “A Matter of Degrees, What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet And Universe.” Join Dr. Segrè on Tuesday, March 25, at 1 p.m. in Wilson 209 for a discussion that centers on the regulation of body temperature. For example, why do birds and mammals, alone among species, have a constant temperature of around 100 degrees F? He will also look at geology and oceanology from the viewpoint of heat and cold and their effects.
The Misher Visiting Professor of the Humanities was established to advance President Emeritus Dr. Allen Misher’s (1984-1994) vision of the liberal arts in a professional setting and to enhance opportunities in the arts and the humanities for the entire University community.