Dr John Donoghue
Merging Mind and Machine to Restore the Brain
Monday, July 15, 2013
We are at the dawn of an age of neurotechnology where brain implants can be used to restore lost functions such as vision, hearing and movement.Â Dr. Donoghue is Henry Merritt Wriston Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University, Director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science, VA Senior Career Research Scientist, and Director of the Center of Excellence for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Rehabilitation R&D Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI.
Dr Robert Kirshner
The Accelerating Universe: A Nobel Surprise
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
In 1998, two teams of astronomers discovered that the expansion of the universe is not slowing down due to gravity, it is speeding up.Â Â Dr. Robert Kirshner’s graduate students shared in the 2011 Nobel Prize for this astonishing discovery. He is the Clowes Professor of Science at Harvard and this year is a Guggenheim Fellow.Â Dr. KirshnerÂ served as President of the American Astronomical Society, and has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.