Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

The great challenge of our time is to build and nurture sustainable communities, designed in such a manner that their ways of life, physical structures, and technologies do not interfere with nature's inherent ability to sustain life. To do so, requires a new ecological understanding of life, as well as a new kind of "systemic" thinking. In this lecture, Dr. Capra will show that such a new understanding of life in terms of complexity, networks, and patterns of organization, has recently emerged at the forefront of science. He will emphasize, in particular, the urgent need of of systemic thinking for dealing with our global ecological crisis and protecting the continuation andflourishing of life on Earth.

Dr. Fritjof Capra - Physicist and systems theorist; founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California; author of The Tao of PhysicsThe Web of Life, and The Hidden Connections.

The Council of Scientific Society Presidents presents the Fred Kavli Science at the Frontiers Lecturer at Carnegie Science.