Discovery Museum virtual event with Dr. Susan Hockfield
The Discovery Museum Speaker Series presents expert voices on matters of importance to our communities, free of charge and open to the public. Researchers, educators, best-selling authors, and field experts bring national perspective to pressing topics underscored by the Discovery Museum’s three-pronged emphasis on science, nature, and play.
The speaker series is offered in collaboration with the MIT Club of Boston.
On May 27, 2020, the Discovery Museum will host a virtual event (via zoom webinar) with Dr. Susan Hockfield.
Join the conversation at the Discovery Museum 2020 Speaker Series featuring Susan Hockfield, Ph.D. by registering here.
Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., president emerita and professor of neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was the first woman and first life scientist to lead MIT. She is a member of MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and lives in Cambridge.
Her book, The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution, describes the intersections between engineering and biology that highlight the technology revolution of the 21st century and promise to overcome some of the greatest humanitarian, medical, and environmental challenges of our time.
The book is available for purchase in either paperback or hardcover editions via the links below.
This link is for the newly published paperback edition:
A century ago, discoveries in physics came together with engineering to produce an array of astonishing new technologies that radically reshaped the world: radios, televisions, aircraft, computers, and a host of still-evolving digital tools. Today, a new technological convergence—of biology and engineering—promises to create the tools necessary to tackle the threats we now face, including climate change, drought, famine, and disease
World-renowned neuroscientist and academic leader Susan Hockfield describes the most exciting new developments and the scientists and engineers who helped to create them. Virus-built batteries. Cancer-detecting nanoparticles. Computer-engineered crops. Together, they highlight the promise of the technology revolution of the twenty-first century to overcome some of the greatest humanitarian, medical, and environmental challenges of our time.
The hardcover edition of The Age of Living Machines is available here.