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EINSTEIN’S BRAIN: A (GRAY) MATTER OF DISPUTE

63 years after his death, exploration, speculation and academic research into the source of his genius is still challenging our perception universally. The panel will explore questions such as How should we treat Einstein’s legacy in the 21st century? How do we explain his genius and understand his enormous contributions?

For a vessel of such epic brilliance, Einstein’s brain met with a most ignoble end: Spirited away—without permission—by the pathologist on call the night the genius died in Princeton, it wound up in a basement and was almost tossed by the hospitalist’s estranged wife. In bits and pieces—literally—it was stored in a cider box in Wichita, driven to California in the trunk of a journalist’s Buick Skylark and smuggled across the border into Canada.

To what end? Ambition? Vanity? Science?

To answer that question and fill in the unlikely and utterly fascinating details, the Streicker Center is presenting a panel of distinguished guests:

  • Dr. Amir Amedi, internationally renowned brain scientist at the Hebrew University’s Department of Medical Neurobiology and adjunct research professor at the Sorbonne University
  • Taran Davies, cofounder of Cosmic Picture, producer of the acclaimed IMAX documentary film, Jerusalem, as well as of the forthcoming IMAX documentary, Einstein’s Incredible Universe
  • George Duffield, cofounder of the Blue Marine Foundation, producer of acclaimed films such as End of the Line—as well as the upcoming IMAX Einstein documentary, Einstein’s Incredible Universe
  • Daniel Ferguson is a Canadian filmmaker, who among others, wrote, produced and directed the acclaimed IMAX documentary film, Jerusalem. 

The evening will be moderated by Ambassador Ido Aharoni.

 

 

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