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March 08, 2016
6pm

Is reality elusive, immersed in mystery, and unknowable?

Marcelo Gleiser, Dartmouth College, Physics and Astronomy                                                                                                                      Ian Hutchinson, MIT, Nuclear Science and Engineering        


In his highly acclaimed 2014 book, Island of Knowledge, Gleiser argues that acknowledging limits is not a deterrent to progress - nor does acknowledging those limits mean that we must surrender to religion. Recognizing the limits of science reveals its true mission: to know the universe is to know ourselves.

 

By invitation only, every Cambridge Roundtable seats six guests to a table for dinner, drinks, dessert & discussion after brief remarks from presenters. MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering Professor Ian Hutchinson will be our evening's "lead-off" respondent presenting his thoughts on Professor Gleiser's remarks from his perspective as a committed Christian and as an accomplished scientist and scholar. At the close of our evening we include time for questions and comments directed to our presenters.