The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution

Event time: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center WALL53, Auditorium See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Dr. Susan Hockfield

Free but register in advance
Event description: 

With an anticipated world population of over 9.5 billion by 2050, we face an unprecedented challenge to sustainably provide sufficient food, water, energy and healthcare. Convergence, the merging of previously distinct disciplines, has emerged as a powerful model with untold potential to drive a new cycle of innovation-based economic growth. Bringing together insights and discoveries from the life, engineering, computation and physical sciences holds the promise of accelerating discovery and the development of new technologies to meet the 21st century’s needs. Promoting Convergence approaches in education and research can pave the way to the discoveries and technologies that will transform our world.
Susan Hockfield has distinguished herself in a career that has spanned advanced scientific research and the presidency of one of the premier institutions of science and engineering in the world.