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Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium Panel Discussion: Being an Effective Expert when Expertise is Refused

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Unprecedented access to knowledge and expertise should promote progress on global challenges like climate change, socioeconomic inequality and the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, facts are often met with severe skepticism and even hostility. Nobel Laureate Dr. William Moerner and respected panelists will discuss this challenging environment and the responsibilities of experts facing it. Registration required.

Contact Trisha Dant with questions dant@med.unc.edu.


Dr. William E Moerner
Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and professor by courtesy of Applied Physics at Stanford University. William Moerner is the recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

Dr. Kathleen M. Gray
Research associate professor in the UNC Institute for Environment
Director, Center for Public Engagement with Science
Director, Community Engagement Core, UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility

Dr. David R. Martinez
Postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Ralph Baric

Dr. Francesca Tripodi
Assistant professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science
Senior research professor in the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life


September 11
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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