Science Luminaries

 
Science Luminaries

From the vista of a long and active life in their respective fields, two eminent local scientists offer their thoughts on what lies at the base of all scientific inquiry.

Nobel Laureate Roy 
Glauber Roy Glauber is the recipient of the 2005 Nobel in Physics.
watchRoy Glauber, physicist (1:21)






Ruth Hubbard, 
biologist Ruth Hubbard is the first female professor granted tenure by the biology department at Harvard.
watchRuth Hubbard, biologist (2:03)


Profiles courtesy of producer Sarah Putnam

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Science Speaks

Take an intellectual journey with provocative scientific thinkers. Theoretical particle physicist Lisa Randall sees a world of extra dimensions and parallel universes. Biologist Marc Hauser theorizes how humans develop moral decision-making capacity. MIT physicist and best-selling author Alan Lightman crosses the boundary between hard science and the paranormal in his new novel, Ghost, and cosmologist Alex Vilenkin searches for new universes.

Lisa Randall


Lisa Randall





Marc Hauser


Marc Hauser




Photo: Lilan Hauser

Alan Lightman


Alan Lightman





Alex Vilenkin


Alex Vilenkin





Interviews courtesy of Thoughtcast, a podcast and public radio program of interviews with authors, academics, and innovators.

 

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