Prof. Freeman Dyson (2005-2006)
Prof. Freeman Dyson is the president of the Space Studies Institute. He is famous for his work in quantum mechanics, nuclear engineering, futurism, and as a proponent of nuclear disarmament and international cooperation. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London. He has won many awards including the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Oersted Medal, the Enrico Fermi Award, the Lewis Thomas Prize honoring the Scientist as Poet, the Lorentz Medal and Max Planck Medal, the Templeton Prize, and the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science. In 1989, Dyson was elected as an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
Prof. Dyson presented a Pardee Distinguished Lecture on “Heretical Thoughts About Science and Society.”