MSU Talks: Guest Researcher Speaker Series (Fall 2017)


MSU's Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies presents a speaker series each semester. The Fall 2017 series includes:

  • Robert Hazen, Director, Deep Carbon Observatory; Senior Research Scientist, Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory; and Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University: "The Deep Carbon Observatory"
  • Ted Chiang, award winning author of "Story of Your Life," which was adapted into the 2016 movie, "Arrival."
  • Neil Shubin, Senior Advisor to the President and Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, The University of Chicago; Professor, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, Committee on Stem Cell, Regenerative and Developmental Biology, The University of Chicago; and Research Associate, Department of Geology, The Field Museum of Natural History: "Your Inner Fish and the Universe Within"


  • Thursday, September 28, 2017: Robert Hazen
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Ted Chiang
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017: Neil Shubin


Room 115, International Center, 427 North Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824


Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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