National Academy of Sciences: Lecture on Two Scientific Revolutions


The National Academy of Sciences hosted the 2012 Rosenblith Lecture on Monday, June 18 called “The Scientific Revolution: An International Play in Two Stages.”

Academy President, Ralph J. Cicerone, started the event by explaining that the lecture series is in memory of Walter Alter Rosenblith who was one of seventeen people to ever be elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. Rosenblith was also an Institute Professor Emeritus and former provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his most notable work was his use of computers and mathematical models to map the brain as a biophysical information handling system. Continue reading