Copernicus Center Lecture 2012

2012 Copernicus Center Lecture, "On the nature of cosmology today," will be delivered by George F. R. Ellis. He is a cosmologist, mathematician, philosopher of science as well as researcher of the relationship between science and religion, currently Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Complex Systems in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Copernicus Center Lecture 2012 will be held on the first day of the Conference in the Aula of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, Sławkowska Str. 17, Kraków.

Previous Lectures

Copernicus Center Lecture 2011
Joseph LeDoux, Our emotional brains
Copernicus Center Lecture 2010
Sir Roger Penrose, Aeons before the Big Bang
Copernicus Center Lecture 2009
Francisco Ayala, Evolution of the Universe - Evolution of Life


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