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Compton Lecture Series

The Karl Taylor Compton Lecture Series was established in 1957 to honor the late Karl Taylor Compton, who served as president of MIT from 1930 to 1948 and chairman of the Corporation from 1948 to 1954. The purpose of the lectureship is to give the MIT community direct contact with the important ideas of our times and with people who have contributed much to modern thought.


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Sen. Ted Kennedy - Compton Lecture

Added 8 years ago | 00:31:17 | 14643 views

Kennedy commends MIT, decries White House 'pseudo-science' "Truth is taking a beating," Sen. Edward Kennedy warned in a forceful attack on the science policy of the Bush administration today in his delivery of the 2007 Karl Taylor Compto...

Sen. Ted Kennedy - Compton Lecture ...

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Kennedy commends MIT, decries White House 'pseudo-science'"Truth is taking a beating," Sen. Edward Kennedy warned in a forceful attack on the science policy of the Bush administration today in his delivery of the 2007 Karl Taylor Compto...

Dr. Francis Collins - Compton Lecture (2014)

Dr. Francis Collins - Compton Lectu...

Added over 1 year ago | 01:23:56 | 1865 views |

"Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research". Recorded October 28, 2014.

Tom Brokaw - Compton Lecture Series

Added 8 years ago | 00:28:50 | 18281 views

Tom Brokaw, former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, delivered a 2008 Compton lecture titled "Life Is Not Virtual" April 2nd, in Kirsch Auditorium. An internationally respected journalist, Brokaw served as the NBC anchor f...

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda - C...

Added almost 8 years ago | 01:11:00 | 30268 views

On September 18, 2008, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda delivered a lectureentitled, "Imperative of Science and Technology in Accelerating African andRwandan Development." After the lecture, President Kagame took questions from the audi...

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Compton Lecture Series (compton.mit.edu/)