This Ramadan, you can listen to six past lectures given by Nobel Laureates at the NYU Abu Dhabi.
The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute has launched an online Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, featuring six past lectures given by Nobel Laureates at the Institute, in order to sustain the atmosphere of community and communication that it has built up over 10 years.
The series is available on the Institute’s YouTube channel. The topics include how electricity powers our muscles, attempting to understand the origin of cellular life, and the implications of artificial intelligence on society and economics, the university said in a statement.
“The Institute is very keen to sustain the atmosphere of community and communication that it has built up over ten years, and some, of public lectures. Of course, we miss enormously the personal contact of our normal and regular get-togethers, and the chance they have always given us to meet each other, to encounter new colleagues with the opportunity of discussing the invariably important subjects of any given lecture,” according to Philip Kennedy, the Director of Public Programming at The Institute.
He was speaking on the launch of the series and referring to the global coronavirus outbreak.
As members of the UAE community practise physical distancing this Ramadan, Kennedy asked. “How should we respond and react? Well, total silence and separation is unbearable, we need more than ever to feel the presence of others with the means available to us.”
"The Institute has assessed how much it has to share from past years, to unveil a truly rich archive of recordings, both of lectures and panel discussions, and now is really the ideal time to make these available.
“To offer, as others are keen to do also, intellectual diversion from the morbidity that otherwise possesses the airwaves, we have started with a series of six lectures by Nobel laureates. It is a thrill to rediscover any and all of our past events, but especially satisfying to recall the eminent stature of those speakers and researchers who have visited us.”