Lecture Series 2009

The 2009 Lecture Series, our first, was held at the Boston Public Library. These lectures were not recorded, but the titles and presenters are listed below.

April 28, 2009. The Truth about Black Holes. Dan Evans, PhD., MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research

May 19, 2009. The Search for Planets beyond the Solar System. Irene Porro, PhD., MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research

June 16, 2009. Understanding How Life Began. Alonso Ricardo, PhD., Szostak Lab, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital.

August 18, 2009. The Restless Earth. Paul Hall, PhD, Department of Earth Sciences, Boston University

September 15, 2009. Notes from the Wildlife Hot Zone. Bryan Windmiller, PhD. Ecological Consultant; Founder, Hyla Ecological Services, Concord, MA

October 20, 2009. The Jurassic Genome. Chris Organ, PhD., Harvard University Dept of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

![](/images/lecture/Lectures_Life/ancient plants 389033ab_64x84.gif) November 17, 2009. Reanimating Ancient Plants. Jonathan Wilson, PhD. Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology

January 19, 2010. In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA. James Schwartz, Author