Human life extension and the future of the planet

Event Date: 
01.04.2019 -
18:00 to 19:00
Location: 
Londýnská 41, Auditorium

Joshua Mitteldorf earned his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of the blog, Playing the Game for a Longer Life. Josh’s primary occupation these days is evolutionary biology. He is a theorist, specializing in computer simulations that demonstrate how natural selection can act on groups and communities. He is affiliated with the EAPS at MIT, but he works on his own. Josh has worked in astrophysics, optical design, and energy conservation. He has taught at Harvard, Berkeley, Temple, UPenn, LaSalle, and Bryn Mawr. He was active at the Drexel Math Forum, where students from around the world submit questions that are fielded by a loose network of volunteer experts and educators. The Northwestern University Center for Connected Learning, where he is a consultant, is pioneering the idea of computer simulation as a flexible learning tool.

He is a peace activist and an environmentalist, a retired board member at Philadelphia’s Energy Coordinating Agency, and past president of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Pennsylvania. He has recently completed a book on aging from an evolutionary perspective. Another book, taking a broader cultural and medical view of the subject of aging, is in the works with Dorion Sagan.

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