With his scientific activities during the first half of the 20th century, Albert Einstein profoundly influenced our current understanding of the physical world. At the same time, in numerous articles, public addresses, and extensive correspondence, he expressed his views on all the important contemporary moral, cultural, spiritual, and sociopolitical issues with courage and conviction. His ideas, opinions, and actions on diverse topics combine into a coherent worldview.
Hanoch Gutfreund is Professor Emeritus in Theoretical Physics at HUJ. His research has focused on the physical properties of condensed matter, statistical mechanics, and computational neuroscience. At HUJ he served on a number of academic positions. These included: Chairman of the Institute of Physics, rector, and president. Gutfreund is a founder of the Hebrew University Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation. As head of the academic committee of the Albert Einstein Archives at HUJ, he coordinates cultural, educational, and academic activities related to Einstein with partners around the world. Outside of HUJ, Gutfreund has been active in promoting science education and science understanding in Israeli society. At present he is chairman of the national Young Scientist Contest in Israel, of the Scientific Committee of the Jerusalem Science Museum, and of the Executive Committee of the Israel Science Foundation.
The Einstein Lectures Dahlem have been held at Freie Universität since the Einstein Year in 2005. They are addressed to students, scholars, and the interested public. The topics cover all the areas of science that Albert Einstein influenced through his work and thinking.
Time and Place
- Thursday, May 16, 2013, 5 p.m.
- Henry Ford Building, Freie Universität Berlin, Lecture Hall A, Garystraße 35, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Thielplatz (U3)
Seating is limited. Please pre-register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.