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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was the most recent guest in the Sacerdote Great Names Series.
Three Renowned Scientists Present on Campus

In the weeks following spring break, there is usually an abundance of speakers on campus. This year was no exception with almost 100 speakers presenting in the last 30 days on myriad topics. Three well-known scientists were among them: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Robert Ballard and Michael Mann.  More ...

Oceanographer Robert Ballard
Titanic Discoverer Robert Ballard to Discuss Ocean Exploration

Oceanographer Robert Ballard, best-known for his work in underwater archaeology and historic discoveries including the Titanic, will give a lecture on Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture, titled “Ocean Exploration: Past, Present and Future,” is free and open to the public and will be sign-interpreted. Ballard discussed his upcoming Hamilton lecture on Northeast Public Radio WAMC on March 28.  More ...

Dr. Lisa Randall
Harvard Physicist and Author to Give James S. Plant Lecture

Lisa Randall, author and professor of physics at Harvard University, will deliver the James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture on Monday, March 9, at 8 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center. Randall’s lecture, titled “Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World,” is free and open to the public.  More ...

Richard Zare
Stanford's Zare Explores Creativity in Plant Lecture

Stanford University Professor Richard Zare delivered the James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture to an eager audience in the Chapel on Oct. 29. Established in 1988 by Hamilton alumnus James Plant, the series was created to bring to the campus outstanding scientists and guest lecturers. Zare was no exception.  More ...

E. O. Wilson
Biologist E.O. Wilson Urges Protection for Biodiversity

Biologist E.O. Wilson made the case for the protection of biodiversity in a lecture titled “The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth,” on Monday, Oct. 3. The Biology and Environmental Studies departments brought Wilson to Hamilton for the annual James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture.


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E. O. Wilson
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biologist E.O. Wilson to Give Plant Lecture

E.O. Wilson, renowned biologist and researcher in myrmecology, the study of ants, will give the James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Wellin Hall. His lecture, “The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth,” is free and open to the public. A reception will follow at Café Opus.  More ...

Dr. Steven Strogatz speaks in the Chapel.
Strogatz Makes Sense of Chaos in Plant Lecture
The annual James S. Plant Lecture series continued on Sept. 20 with Dr. Steven H. Strogatz,  the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. His talk at Hamilton, titled “Getting in Sync,” focused on the nature of synchronization and what it means for our bodies, our politics, and our solar system. More ...
Steven H. Strogatz
Cornell's Steven Strogatz to Lecture on “The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order”
Steven Strogatz, the Jacob Gould Shurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University and director of the Center for Applied Mathematics, will give the James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture at Hamilton College on Monday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. His lecture is titled “The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order” and is free and open to the public. More ...
Steven Pinker
Steven Pinker Explains The Stuff of Thought

The Chapel was filled to capacity on Monday night to hear Steven Pinker’s lecture “The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature.” Pinker was invited to give the annual Plant Lecture, which recognizes outstanding scientists as guest lecturers on campus.  More ...

Steven Pinker
Harvard Psychologist Steven Pinker to Give Plant Lecture
Steven Pinker, Harvard College professor and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, will give the James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture at Hamilton on Monday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in the College Chapel. His lecture, titled “The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature” is free and open to the public. More ...
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