The University of Michigan's Department of Physics hosts the annual Ta-You Wu Lecture, which is one of the most prestigious lecture events in our Department. The Lectureship was endowed in 1991 through generous gifts from the University of Michigan Alumni Association in Taiwan. It is named in honor of Michigan Physics alumnus and honorary Doctor of Science, Ta-You Wu, one of the central figures of the 20th century in the Chinese and Taiwanese physics communities.
Dennis Overbye, the cosmic affairs correspondent of the New York Times, will present "Confessions of a Dinosaur in the Age of New Media." The internet has created a golden age of science writing but it has also fragmented the audience making it harder than ever for society as a whole to understand what science has to tell us about our genes or the fate of the Earth. He will explain why covering science is harder and more important and more fun than ever.
Please join us for a reception prior to the lecture, beginning at 3:30 PM. The reception will be held in Blau Lobby, located just outside of the Blau Auditorium.