Engaging conversations strengthen ties. Twice a year, UChicago offers the Joint Speaker Series for members of the University, Fermilab and Argonne communities to foster new interactions. The program provides a setting for all three communities to gather informally around topic areas outside of standard specialties.
Each event features a moderated panel that explores interdisciplinary topics. Scientists and scholars from all three institutions, as well as occasional outside experts, participate on the event panels. In the inaugural “Art and Science” event, panelists discussed how computer-generated art can help scientists better understand and communicate their findings. The discussion of fresh topics encourages collaboration among faculty, researchers, scientists, and engineers at all three institutions.
Past Joint Speaker Series events:
- The Art of Science
- Science and Ethics
- Architechture + Science = Environment
- Exploring the world of extreme science
- Cosmos and Culture
- Playing with Time
- Big Science: Big Challenges
- Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future
Rafael Viñoly, who designed Chicago Booth’s Charles M. Harper Center and the University’s New Hospital Pavilion, played the role of “panelist provocateur” during the discussion on “Architecture + Science = Environment.”
The Joint Speaker Series encourages connections that spark collaboration.