Academic Year 2020-2021

2021 Evnin Lecture: Calling Bullshit -The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom of the University of Washington, co-authors of "Calling BullshIt: The Art of Skepticism in a Digital World", delivered the Anthony B. Evnin Lecture, virtually. The spread of misinformation is among the most pressing challenges of our time. New platforms for human interaction and information sharing have opened the door to misinformation, disinformation, and other forms of networked manipulation, which not only mislead and create divisions but also diminish trust in democratic institutions such as science.

Academic Year 2019-2020

Dr. Tyrone Hayes Delivers Evnin Lecture

Turning a childhood love of frogs into a battle with one of the largest pesticide companies is some people’s dream, others’ nightmare, and Dr. Tyrone Hayes’ reality. He told his life story as a distinguished speaker in CST’s Evnin Lecture series on February 11, weaving…

Academic Year 2018-2019

Ge Wang: Artful Design: Technology in Search of the SubLime

Drawing from his new book "Artful Design: Technology inn Search of the Sublime" Ge Wang "*08 captivated students and community members on Thursday, April 18, 2019 as he dissected the designs of everyday tools, musical instruments, toys, and social experiences; examining the ways in which we shape technology and how technology shapes us and our society.

Nergis Mavalvala: Listening to Black Holes

Nergis Mavalvala spoke to a packed house on October 10, 2018, about the historic underpinnings, recent findings, and future goals of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project.

Academic Year 2017-2018

Rush D. Holt: STEM and Policy in Service to Humanity

Holt delivered the Evnin Lecture addressing the intersection of science, policy, and public service.

Danielle Feinberg: The Art and Science of Pixar

Danielle FeinbergDirector of Photography for Lighting at Pixar, spoke to a very crowded house about her journey from programming as a young girl to helping to build magical worlds in several Pixar movies.

Lectures 1991-2017