Prominent Scholars To Present Lectures During The Institute For Advanced Study Symposium Feb. 22-24

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Twenty-one of the world’s most celebrated scholars—including two recipients of the Nobel Prize in physics—will share their insights in genomics, medicine, literature, physics and information technology during a Feb. 22-24 symposium presented by the Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University.

The symposium will offer five sessions over two-and-a-half days, beginning with an official welcome from The Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Hawking Auditorium of the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, 576 University Dr., on Texas A&M’s main campus.

During the symposium’s third session on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 23, University President Michael K. Young and A&M System Regent Robert L. Albritton will provide welcoming remarks.

“We launched the Institute for Advanced Study in 2010 on the premise that the finest universities in the world have access to the finest minds in the world,” Founding Director John…

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