ICE’s launching conference brought together leading scientists, humanists, and public intellectuals working on fundamental questions at the forefront of cross-disciplinary research.  

Friday, September 30, 2016


2:30 pm – 4 p.m.

  • Opening remarks by ICE Director Marcelo Gleiser
  • Philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein presents "The Scientists and the Philosophers Should Be Friends"
  • MIT quantum mechanics expert Seth Lloyd with "A Turing Test for Free Will”

4:30 p.m. 

  • William Storrar, director of the Center of Theological Inquiry, discusses “Instituting Interdisciplinarity: The Cultural Challenge”
  • Journalist K.C. Cole on “Science for the Soul: The Sentimental Fruits”
  • Wesleyan professor of religion Mary-Jane Rubenstein presents “God and the Multiverse: A Melodrama"