Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology

Celsius-Linné Lectures 1991 - 2016


Celsius - John Guckenheimer, professor emeritus i matematik, Cornell University, USA
"The Remarkable Universality of Nonlinear Dynamics"

Linnaeus - Peter L. Strick, distinguished professor of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, USA "Using Rabies Virus to Investigate the Mind-Body Problem"

Lectures 2017: program
Watch the recorded Celsius lecture with John Guckenheimer
Watch the recorded Linnaeus lecture with Peter L. Strick
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Celsius - Professor Eli Yablonovitch, Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley, USA
"Photovoltaic conversion of black body radiation to electricity: solar and non-solar"

Linnaeus  - Mallinckrodt Professor Lene Vestergaard-Hau, Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University, USA

"Wizardry with light"

Lectures 2016: program, abstract and background
Watch the recorded Celsius lecture with Eli Yablonovitch
Watch the recorded Linné lecture with Lene Vestergaard-Hau
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Celsius - Dan McKenzie, Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K
"Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Seismic Risk"  

Linnaeus - Jennifer A. Doudna, Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
"CRISPR-Cas Genome Surveillance: From Basic Biology to Transformative Technology"

Detailed information about the lectures
Watch the recorded Celsius lecture
Watch the recorded Linné lecture
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Celsius - George Efstathiou, Professor of Astrophysics, University of Cambridge, UK
"The Bith of the Universe"  

Linnaeus - Marlene Zuk, Professor of Biology, University of Minnesota, USA
"What Our Evolutionary Past Really Tells Us About Modern Life"

See detailed information about the lectures
See recorded Celsius lecture
See recorded Linné lecture
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Celsius - Prof. William J. Dally, Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of Research, NVIDIA Professor of Engineering, Stanford University, USA.
"The Challenge of Future High-Performance Computing"

Linnaeus - Prof. Gene Myers,Director of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany.
"Molecular Cell Biology via Bio-Image Informatics"

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See recorded Linné lecture


Celsius - Prof. Henry Chapman, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, and University of Hamburg, Germany
Imaging Molecules with Brilliant X-ray Laser Pulses

Linnaeus - Prof. Susan Lindquist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
How protein folding interfaces with the environment to drive evolution

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Celsius - Prof. Geoffrey W. Marcy, University of California at Berkeley, USA
“The Discovery of the First Earth-Size Planets and the Prospects for Life in the Universe”

Linnaeus - Dr. Robert M. Hazen, Carnegie Institution, Geophysical Laboratory, Washington DC, USA
“Mineral Surfaces, Geochemical Complexities, and the Origins of Life“


Celsius - Prof. Anton Zeilinger, University of Vienna and Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Quantum Information and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Linnaeus - Dr. J. Craig Venter, The J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, USA
From Reading to Writing the Genetic Code


Celsius - Prof. Douglas Hofstadter, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Analogy as the Core of Cognition

Linnaeus - Prof. James H. Brown, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Metabolism is to Ecology as Genetics is to Evolution


Celsius - Prof. Edward W. Kolb, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics The university of Chicago, USA
The Dark Side of the Universe

Linnaeus - Prof. Frances H. Arnold, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
Engineering by Evolution


Celsius - Prof. Persi Diaconis, Department of Statistics, Sequoia Hall, Stanford University, USA
“Mathematics and magic tricks”

Linnaeus - Prof. Frans B.M. de Waal, Living Links, Yerkes National Primate Center, Atlanta, USA
“On the Possibility of Empathy in Other Animals”


Celsius - Prof Reinhard Genzel, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany
“Massive Black Holes”

Linnaeus - Prof. Jack W. Szostak, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
“The Transition from Chemical Evolution to Darwinian Evolution”


Celsius - Prof. Lennart Bengtsson, University of Reading, Reading UK and Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
“The Modelling of the Climate System”

Linnaeus - Prof. Douglas Schemske, Dept of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, USA
“Evolution in the Tropics: Dobzhansky Revisited”


Celsius - Prof. John B Pendry, The Blackett lab, London, UK
“The Perfect Lens: resolution beyond the limits of wavelength”

Linnaeus - Prof. Venki Ramakrishnan, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
“The cell´s protein factory and how antibiotics sabotage it”


Celsius - Prof. Jean Serra, Centre de Morphologie Mathématique, Fontainebleau, France
“Mathematical Morphology and its Uses”

Linnaeus - Prof. Jonathan Marks, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
“Consider the Ape”


Celsius - Prof. Michele Parrinello, ETH Zurich, Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico (CSCS), Switzerland
"Computer simulation: a virtual microscope for physics and chemistry"

Linnaeus - Prof. Keith John Beven, Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, UK
"Environmental modelling: an uncertain future?"


Celsius - Prof. Ugo Amaldi, University of Milano Bicocca and TERA Foundation, Italy
"Particle accelerators: from fundamental research to cancer therapy"

Linnaeus - Prof. Gerald F. Joyce, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA
"RNA Evolution and the Origin of Life"


Celsius - Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.
"The Remarkable Structure and Properties of Carbon Nanothubes."

Linnaeus - Prof Richard A. Fortey, FRS, The Natural History Museum, London, UK.
“Progression and Accident in the History of Life”


Celsius - Prof. Ahmed H. Zewail, California Institute of Technology, USA
“The Femtosecond Epoch of Chemistry, Physics and Biology”

Linnaeus - Prof. Jared M. Diamond, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
“Why Did Human History Unfold Differently on Different Continents for the Last 13,000 Years?”


Celsius - Prof. Ho-Kwang Mao, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA
“High Pressure - A New Dimension in Physical Science”

Linnaeus - Dr. Robert Foley, University of Cambridge, England
“From Homo Sapiens (Linnè 1758) to the Naked Ape: the Human Species in Modern Evolutionary Perspective”


Celsius - Dr. Benoit Mandelbrot, IBM and Yale, USA
“The Many Faces of Fractals”

Linnaeus - Dr. Carol J. Bult, University of Maine, USA
“From Information to Understanding: The Present and Future of Comparative Genomics”


Celsius - Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, Collège de France, Paris and Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
“Supramolecular Chemistry: Chemistry Beyond the Molecule”

Linnaeus - Prof. Dianne Edwards, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
“Exploring Early Terrestrial Ecosystems: Glimpses of a Brave New World”


Celsius - Dr. David Gross, Princeton University, USA
“Physics from 10-19 Degrees Celsius to 1019 Degrees Celsius”

Linnaeus - Prof. Carl R. Woese, University of Illinois, USA
“Whither Microbiology”


Celsius - Prof. Herbert Walther, Max-Planck-Institut, München, Germany
“Experiments with Singel Atoms and the Investigation of Basic Quantum Phenomena”

Linnaeus - Dr. Lynn Margulis, University of Massachusetts, USA
“Origins of Species: Evolution by Symbiosis”


Celsius - Prof. Giorgio Parisi, University of Rome II, Tor Vergata, Italy
“Attractor Neural Networks”

Linnaeus - Prof Stephan Grossberg, Boston University, USA
“Neural Dynamics of Learning, Attention and Recognition”


Celsius - Prof. Gerhard 'tHooft, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
“Can the Ultimate Laws of Nature be found?”

Linnaeus- Prof. William S. Fyfe, University of Western Ontario, Canada
“Understanding the Life Support System: The Need for a New Science”


Celsius - Prof. Martin Rees, University of Cambridge, England
“The Emergence of Cosmic Structure of the Fate of Universe”

Linnaeus - Prof. Daniels E. Koshland Jr, University of California, Berkeley, USA
“The Bochemical Basis of Memory”