Deciphering Mysteries of Our World and Beyond

Scientists and engineers are often perceived as living intellectual lives that are mysterious — simultaneously wondrous and arcane. The Brown University Presidential Colloquium Series, Thinking Out Loud: Deciphering Mysteries of Our World and Beyond, showcases profoundly creative and accomplished scholars who not only tackle some of the biggest “Big Questions” there are, but also skillfully communicate their inner visions to broad audiences. Thinking Out loud Presidential Colloquium Speakers have considered a wide range of urgent and pervasive questions such as "Are Bacteria Truly Social?",  "What Is Anesthesia?", "Robots:  Helpers or Agents of the Apocalypse?" and "Are We Alone?" to mention just a few. Please join us to hear these very special minds, Think Out Loud.