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What is Death? —A Neurohumanities Lunchtime Seminar

  • Schrödinger Theatre Fitzgerald Building, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin Dublin Ireland (map)

In 1943, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger gave three public lectures entitled 'What is Life?' at Trinity College Dublin. These lectures expanded the field of biology, and we are marking their 75th anniversary with a special series of lunchtime seminars.

Returning to the theatre in which Schrödinger delivered those iconic lectures, we will discuss the exciting and dynamic interface between neuroscience and the humanities, as part of Trinity College Dublin's Neurohumanities programme. Each seminar will be chaired by an academic whose research intersects with the themes of "What is Life?", and will feature four speakers—two from the sciences, and two from the humanities.

Our second discussion will explore the the theme of DEATH, and will be chaired by Fiona Hallinan, founder of Department of Ultimology—an art research project initiated as part of the Trinity Creative Challenge 2015, and hosted by CONNECT the Centre for Future Networks. Speakers will include Ellen Finn (Trinity Long Room Hub), Alexandra Grieser (Dept of Religions and Theology), Ann Murphy (Clinical Psychiatry), and Siobhán O’Sullivan (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland).

Light lunch will be provided after the seminar.

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About the Series

The What is Life? — Neurohumanities Lunchtime Seminar Seriesis organised as part of Schrödinger at 75—The Future of Biology, a major conference to mark the 75th anniversary of "What is Life?" taking place in the National Concert Gall on the 5th and 6th of September, 2018.

The Neurohumanities programme is supported by a 2016 Wellcome Trust ISSF Award to Trinity College Dublin. This collaborative programme is directed by the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN), Trinity Long Room Hub (TLRH) and Science Gallery Dublin (SGD), chaired by Mani Ramaswami, Director TCIN and supported by Aisling Hume in the TCIN.

Later Event: September 20
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