Dr. Arik Kershenbaum will be this year's Watkins Visiting Professor. Dr. Kershenbaum is a zoologist, college lecturer, and fellow at Girton College, University of Cambridge, and an expert on animal vocal communication, which he has researched for the past 13 years. His first popular science book, “The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy,” was a Times/Sunday Times Book of the Year.
Dr. Kershenbaum will give three lectures during the week of September 27-29:
- PUBLIC LECTURE: The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal About Aliens and Ourselves. Tuesday, September 28, 4pm, 218 Hubbard Hall.
- TECHNICAL LECTURE: Universal Laws of Biology: What We Can and Can't Predict About Extraterrestrial Life. Monday, September 27, 4pm, 218 Hubbard.
- LINGUSTICS LECTURE: Could a Parrot Build a Spaceship? Constraints on the Minimum Liguistic Ability of a Space-Fair Species. Wednesday, September 29, 4pm, 128 Jabara.