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13:15 - 13:55 13 March 2012

Lunch Hour Lecture: The Search for Genius and Einstein’s Brain


Darwin Lecture Theatre - accessed via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free and open to anyone on a first-come first-served basis. Lectures are also streamed live online or can be downloaded after the event.
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director, UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging

To mark Brain Awareness Week, Dr Mark Lythgoe will take audiences on a journey in search of the greatest brain of the 20th century, a brain which was removed during the autopsy of Einstein in 1955. Through this journey, Dr Lythgoe will then discuss whether Einstein’s brain was extra special, and what this research can tell us about genius. Finally, this lecture will then take a playful look at whether we all have the potential to unlock our creative mind.


Cath Dean
+44 (0)20 3108 3838 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


Click here to watch this lecture streamed live online at 1.15pm on the day

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