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606 | Alan Alda and Edward O. Wilson
606 | Alan Alda and Edward O. Wilson
Sunday, November 5 | 2 - 3 PM
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
5850 S Woodlawn Ave| Chicago, IL | 60637
  • Members: $20
  • Public: $25
  • Students and Teachers: $12

For more than a decade, actor and author Alan Alda hosted PBS’ Scientific American Frontiers, interviewing scientists from physicists to neuroscientists. In this rare public conversation, Alda engages Edward O. Wilson, one of the most celebrated biologists of our time, whose The Origins of Creativity offers a sweeping examination of the relationship between the humanities and the sciences and how both are rooted in human creativity—the defining trait of our species. Join a master communicator and the “senior statesman of science” for an eloquent exploration of creativity and its manifestations throughout human history.

Preorder your copy of The Origins of Creativity or If I Understood You Would I Have This Look on My Face through the CHF box office and save 20%.

A book signing will follow this program

This program is presented in partnership with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

This program is generously underwritten by Sylvia & Larry Margolies.


Alan Alda has earned international recognition as an actor, writer, and director. He has won seven Emmy Awards, received three Tony nominations, is an inductee of the Television Hall of Fame, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Aviator. Alda is an active member of the science community, having hosted the award-winning series Scientific American Frontiers for eleven years and founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. Alda is the author of two bestselling books, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I’ve Learned and Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself.

Regarded as one of the world’s preeminent biologists and naturalists, Edward O. Wilson grew up in south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, where he spent his boyhood exploring the region’s forests and swamps, collecting snakes, butterflies, and ants—the latter to become his lifelong specialty. The author of more than twenty books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Ants and The Naturalist as well as his first novel Anthill. Wilson, a professor at Harvard, makes his home in Lexington, Massachusetts.

  • The Humanities, Sciences, and the Origins of Creativity
  • On sale to members on 9/19 at 10am and on sale to public on 9/26 at 10am.
  • "If I Understood You Would I Have This Look on My Face" by Alan Alda OR "The Origins of Creativity" by Edward O. Wilson (PRICE TYPE will indicate which you purchased)
  • 06-06-2017 // 10-03-2017