IU scientist joins mentor and collaborator for Nobel Prize events in Sweden

Amar Flood studied under 2016 Nobel Laureate J. Fraser Stoddart as a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA Last month, members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences — the organization that awards the Nobel Prize — honored three experts in the field of molecular machines with one of the highest honors in the field of science […]

Philosopher Dennett to lecture at IU Bloomington

Post by IU News and Media Specialist Steve Hinnefeld who normally writes for the Policy Briefings blog: Daniel Dennett has been called “one of our most important living philosophers,” a “Darwinian fundamentalist” and quite a few other things, positive and negative. As Julian Baggini observed in a profile for the Guardian, big thinkers make big […]

Science the second time around: Problems with authority

Editor’s Note: In this ongoing series, “Science the Second Time Around,” IU author and mythologist¬†Gregory Schrempp¬†is sharing his experience going “back to school” in science with support from a New Frontiers Experimentation grant from the IU Office of the Vice President for Research. The first step in my four-year journey auditing science classes at IU […]