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Scientia Conference

Space Exploration and Human Imagination: Space Futures

WHEN:       April 11 – 12, 2013
WHERE:    International Conference Center, Baker Institute of Public Policy, Rice University

We hope you will join the Rice Space Institute and Rice University Scientia for a conference exploring the impact of space exploration on humanity’s self-perception.  This conference will examine how our growing understanding of the Universe is changing our perceptions of humanity, what the societal and cultural implications are of the expansion of human presence in space, and how the culture of space exploration is changing.  Leading experts will discuss these aspects through a series of lectures and Q&A.

While the conference is FREE  registration IS required.  Please REGISTER here.

Conference Organizing Committee

David Alexander (Chair, Director, Rice Space Institute)
George Abbey (Baker Botts Fellow, Baker Institute of Public Policy)
Dan Carson (Dean, Wiess School of Natural Sciences)
Jeff Kripal (J. Newton Rayzor Professor, Chair Dept. of Religious Studies)
Gene Levy (Andrew Hayes Buchanan Professor of Astrophysics)
Mike Massimino (Executive Director , Rice Space Institute)
Cyrus Mody (Assistant Professor, History)
Lisa Ross (Program Coordinator, Scientia Institute)
Umbe Cantú (RSI Administrator)


For more information contact:

Umbe Cantú
email: umbe@rice.edu
Tel: (713) 348-4939