Alan Alda, actor, writer, and science advocate will share his passion for science communication in this free, public lecture at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. Mr. Alda is a visiting professor in Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism and the co-founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. Mr. Alda will draw on personal experiences, including his years as host of the TV series “Scientific American Frontiers,” to explore why it is so important for scientists, engineers and health professionals to communicate effectively with the public, and how they can do it better.
With opening remarks by Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, co-director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.
Doors open at 6:00 PM. Seating is first come, first served.
This talk is hosted by The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and the Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University, with support from the Kavli Foundation and the Dana Foundation.