I am back from a long trip in Europe where I visited my collaborators at the IMCCE and at the Observatoire de Paris-Meudon. I took a few days of vacations in the northern part of Moravia to enjoy the snow, see my inlaws and my family and teach skiing to my kids. I am back since Monday night, and obviouly I am completely jet-lagged. So the post today will be short and most informative for the people living in the Bay Area
You may remember that on one of my first post, I mentioned the remarkable work of Charles Darwin and how he based most of his controversial conclusion on careful observations of a broad diversity of animals and plants.
In honor of his 201 anniversary the Department of Anthropology at the Stanford University is organizing a symposium, opened to the public and free, on Saturday February 7. Robert Siegel, MD, PhD and William Durham PhD put together a series of short, but interesting, lectures on topics related to evolution and Darwin. Find below the list of speakers and their talks. Some logistical details can be found on the following web site.
Session 1 – William Durham – moderator
That’s all for today. I am too tired to write more unfortunately. Tomorrow I will try to write a longer post to discuss the result of my hunt for funding which was very unsuccessful in 2009 and the prospect for 2010 and beyond considering the proposed budget by the Obama administration.