The next three assemblies bring to campus Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist Dr. John Mather, explorer/cinematographer Steve Elkins, and Peter Singer, one of the world’s foremost moral philosophers.
To learn about Mather, Elkins, and Singer, check out these books available at the Library.
Dr. John Mather, Senior Astrophysicist at NASA
Assembly Speaker, October 5th
The Very First Light: the True Inside Story of the Scientific Journey Back to the Dawn of the Universe by John C. Mather & John Boslough
Published ten years before Dr. John Mather won the Nobel Prize in Physics, this book provides a detailed account of “the discovery of the cosmic background radiation and of the subsequent fifteen-year struggle to design, building and launch the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite.”
Steve Elkin, explorer and cinematographer
Assembly Speaker, October 9th
The Lost City of the Monkey God : a True Story by Douglas Preston
Steve Elkin and his partner, documentary filmmaker Ben Benenson, led an expedition to find “the lost city of the monkey god” in the Honduras jungle. This NYT Bestseller written by Douglas Preston is a riveting eyewitness account of their discovery of the lost city. A film of the same title will be released this year.
Peter Singer, professor of bioethics
Assembly Speaker, October 12th
The Library has twenty-two titles written by philosopher Peter Singer. Some notable works include:
- Animal Liberation (1975) – title that inspired the Animal Rights movement
- The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty (2009)
- The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically (2015)