Nobel Laureate to Speak at Duke on ‘Innovative Science — Charlatans and Geniuses’

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Bob Richardson will deliver a lecture titled “Innovative Science - Charlatans and Geniuses” on Thursday, Feb. 26, at Duke University.

The 4 p.m. lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Love Auditorium in the Levine Science Research Center on Duke’s West Campus. Parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the Bryan Center.

Richardson, who received his Ph.D. from Duke in 1966, was awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics. He is the F.R. Newman Professor of Physics and the vice provost for research at Cornell University.

Richardson will share his views on how in some cases the language of science has heralded miracle cures that did not exist, and in other cases caused important innovations to be ignored or forgotten.