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Lost and Found: A Science Symposium about Navigation

  • Friday, November 14, 2014
  • Knafel Center
    10 Garden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
Hiawatha Bray speaking at the "Lost and Found" symposium.
Hiawatha Bray Photo by Tony Rinaldo

The 2014 science symposium will focus on the important and challenging topic of navigation and way-finding. By bringing together experts in human cognitive neuroscience and neural computation, animal life science, anthropology and culture, space science, current and future technology, and emergency management, the Radcliffe Institute will conduct a broad, cross-disciplinary investigation about what it means to find our way.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Hiawatha Bray speaking at the

Animal Navigation


Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Howard Mumford Jones, Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

John Huth ​Donner, Professor of Science, Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University


Susanne Åkesson,​ Professor and Principal Investigator, Centre for Animal Movement Research, Lund University (Sweden)

Introduced by Scott Edwards,​ Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Curator of Ornithology

Alexander Agassiz, Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

Hiawatha Bray speaking at the

Human Culture and Navigation

Richard Feinberg​, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Kent State University

Introduced by Silvia Benedito,​ Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Robert Koester speaking at the

Lost Person Behavior

Robert Koester, Technical Instructor at Virginia Department of Emergency Management , Visiting Fellow, Kingston University (United Kingdom)

Introduced by Alyssa A. Goodman,​ Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University

Hiawatha Bray speaking at the

Technology and the Future

Hiawatha Bray, Technology Writer, Boston Globe

George Hobbs, Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Austalia)

Introduced by Margo I. Seltzer, Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University

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