Seminar Series

UPDATE: In accordance with current guidelines regarding COVID-19, we are canceling our lectures on March 25 and April 1, and will reschedule them at a later time. Thank you for your understanding. We hope to be able to use this time to offer more virtual programming in the coming months — stay tuned, and stay healthy!

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Science in the News is pleased to announce the 2020 Spring Lecture Series! Every week, a group of Harvard graduate or medical students present current information and ongoing research within a particular field – and we’d like to invite you to join the discussion! Our seminars are free and open to audience members of any age and background.

All fall lectures will be held on Wednesday evenings in Armenise Auditorium at Harvard Medical School from 7 to 9:00 p.m. Please see the directions link above for instructions on how to access Armenise Auditorium (in Goldenson Hall) and the lecture hall, located at 200 Longwood Ave in Boston.

This semester’s series will feature eight lectures:
March 4 – Machine learning in robotics: Current progress and challenges ahead
March 11 – What’s your brain afraid of?
March 25 – Antibiotics: From cures to crisis (canceled)
April 1 – Teaching AI to think like people, and people to think like AI (canceled)
April 8 – Columbine flowers: Bringing petals to the third dimension
April 15 – From egg to animal: A new technique brings us closer to understanding development (canceled)

Stay tuned for detailed information on each coming seminar!

Seminar Archives

To watch previous seminars from this season and previous seasons, check out our archives!