Lecture Seasons

 2006-2007
 2005-2006
 2004-2005
 2003-2004

OI Public Lecture Speakers
The Origins Institute's acclaimed Public Lecture Series brings some of the world's brightest scientific minds to Hamilton. The answers these researchers seek the same fundamental question that we have all asked - "Where did we come from?". It is therefore a guiding principle of the OI to encourage public interest in all levels of origins research.

Tom Abel
PROFESSOR OF ASTROPHYSICS STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Steven Benner
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY THE WESTHEIMER INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Alan Boss
PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY CARNEGIE INSTITUTE
Sydney Brenner
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY 2002 NOBEL LAUREATE
Donald Clayton
PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
Ford Doolittle
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY
James P. Ferris
PROFESSOR OF BIOCHEMISTRY RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Marc Garneau
ASTRONAUT, PRESIDENT OF THE CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY
Peter Goldreich
PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY PRINCETON INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY
Stuart A. Kauffman
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY SANTA FE INSTITUTE
Joseph Kirschvink
PROFESSOR OF GEOBIOLOGY CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Edward Kolb
PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Lawrence M. Krauss
PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
Lynn Margulis
UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
Chris McKay
ASTRO-GEOPHYSICS RESEARCHER NASA ASTROBIOLOGY INSTITUTE
Norman R. Pace
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
Sir Martin Rees
PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Brian Schmidt
PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Sarah Seager
PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Mark Stoneking
PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE
Chris Stringer
PROFESSOR OF PALEONTOLOGY NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON
Jill Tarter
DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR SETI
Richard Teuscher
PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Michael S. Turner
PROFESSOR OF ASTROPHYSICS UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Clifford Will
PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Dafydd Williams
ASTRONAUT CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY