Michio Kaku and Stevens panel to debate 'The End of Science'

Physicist and bestselling author Kaku will debate Stevens' John Horgan

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- The Center for Science Writing at Stevens Institute of Technology will host a debate, "The End of Science?" on Wednesday, October 18. The event will take place in Stevens' Bissinger room, located on the 4th floor of the Wesley J. Howe Center, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker Michio Kaku, a renowned superstring theorist, radio pundit and author of the bestsellers Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds, will participate in the panel and debate.

A decade ago, John Horgan, Director of the Center for Science Writings, published his bestseller, The End of Science, which argued that the era of great discoveries in pure science may be coming to an end. Horgan and Kaku will debate ideas and points from Horgan's book, which Horgan updates in a cover story in the October issue of Discover magazine. They will also address other profound questions, such as: What are the limits of pure and applied science, if any? Can scientific progress continue forever? Will science ever solve the riddle of the universe once and for all?

The debate will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Kaku, Horgan, Lisa Dolling, Co-Director of the Center for Science Writings and Professor of Philosophy; and Jim McClellan, Professor of History. The schedule follows:

  • 4:00 to 4:15: Lisa Dolling: Introductory remarks

  • 4:15 to 5:00: John Horgan: The End of Science revisited

  • 5:00 to 5:45: Michio Kaku, Science's infinite future

  • 5:45 to 7:00: Panel discussion and Q&A with Kaku, Horgan, Dolling, and James McClellan

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For more information about this event, please contact Jim Weatherall, Assistant Director of the Center for Science Writings, at jweather@stevens.edu, or visit the website of the Center for Science Writings at www.stevens.edu/csw.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Established in 1870, Stevens offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science, management and technology management, as well as a baccalaureate in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. Located directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, the university has enrollments of approximately 1,780 undergraduates and 2,700 graduate students, and a current enrollment of 2,250 online-learning students worldwide. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at www.Stevens.edu.

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