Ta-You Wu Lecture

The University of Michigan's Department of Physics hosts the annual Ta-You Wu Lecture, which is one of the most prestigious lecture events in our Department. The Lectureship was endowed in 1991 through generous gifts from the University of Michigan Alumni Association in Taiwan. It is named in honor of Michigan Physics alumnus and honorary Doctor of Science, Ta-You Wu, one of the central figures of the 20th century in the Chinese and Taiwanese physics communities.

2014 Ta-You Wu Distinguished Lecturer

Dennis Overbye

The New York Times

Wednesday February 12, 2014
4:15 P.M.

 Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business
University of Michigan Central Campus

Directions to Blau Auditorium

Please join us for a coffee and cookie reception prior to the lecture, beginning at 3:30 PM. 
The reception will be held in Blau Lobby, located just outside of the Blau Auditorium.

Confessions of a Dinosaur in the Age of New Media

The internet has created a golden age of science writing but it has also fragmented the audience making it harder than ever for society as a whole to understand what science has to tell us about our genes or the fate of the Earth. The cosmic affairs correspondent of The New York Times explains why covering science is harder and more important and more fun than ever.

Biographical sketch for Dennis Overbye.

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