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Compton Lecture Series

The Karl Taylor Compton Lecture Series was established in 1957 to honor the late Karl Taylor Compton, who served as president of MIT from 1930 to 1948 and chairman of the Corporation from 1948 to 1954. The purpose of the lectureship is to give the MIT community direct contact with the important ideas of our times and with people who have contributed much to modern thought.


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Dr. Francis Collins - Compton Lecture (2014)

Dr. Francis Collins - Compton Lectu...

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"Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research". Recorded October 28, 2014.

Compton Lecture by Valerie Jarrett

Compton Lecture by Valerie Jarrett

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Recorded 3/13/2014

Compton Lecture (1998) - John H. Gibbons, “21st Century:  “Will Science and Technology Contribute to Society or Scuttle It?”

Compton Lecture (1998) - John H. Gi...

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For his first of three Karl Taylor Compton Lectures Dr. John H. Gibbons delivers a talk on “21st Century: “Will Science and Technology Contribute to Society or Scuttle It?” T2252, T2253

Compton Lecture (1999) - John H. Gibbons, "Sustainable Growth: Fantasy or Vision?"

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Dr. John H. Gibbons presents the last of three lectures delivered during the 1998-1999 academic year as part of the Karl Taylor Compton Lecture series. His talk is titled "Sustainable Growth: Fantasy or Vision?”. April 26, 1999. [T5235]

Compton Lecture (1998) - John H. Gibbons, "Governance of Science and Technology: Theory, Myth, Reality"

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For his second of three Karl Taylor Compton Lectures Dr. John H. Gibbons delivers a talk on October 22, 1998 titled “The Governance of Science and Technology: Theory, Myth, Reality”, in which he discusses the role of the government in i...

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Compton Lecture Series (compton.mit.edu/)

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