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

Saturday, October 1, 2016


 9:15 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

  • Opening remarks by Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon
  • Maria Popova of Brain Pickings on "Aesthetic Fact: Memory, Memetics, and How Beauty Mediates the Porous Boundary Between Art and Science"
  • MIT Professor of the Practice of the Humanities, physicist, and author Alan Lightman with “The Physicist as Novelist.”

11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

  • Arizona State University physicist and astrobiologist Paul Davies, director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, asks: “Are We Alone?”

2:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

  • Dartmouth professor of philosophy Adina Roskies on “Free Will in the Age of Neuroscience”
  • Panel discussion with speakers moderated by ICE Director Marcelo Gleiser