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2014 Dunlap Prize Lecture

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Image: Cutty McGill, Penworld Magazine

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson delivered a free public lecture on March 21, 2014, in Convocation Hall, University of Toronto. The talk was given in conjunction with Dr. Tyson receiving the inaugural Dunlap Prize.

The Dunlap Prize was awarded to Dr. Tyson in recognition of his remarkable efforts to communicate astronomy to the public, an achievement that resonates with the Dunlap Institute’s goal of excellence in astronomy and astrophysics.

Dr. Tyson is an exceptional communicator, a prolific author and writer, was the host of PBS’s NOVA ScienceNOW, and currently hosts the popular StarTalk Radio podcast. He is the presenter of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, the much-awaited follow-up to Carl Sagan’s landmark television series to be broadcast in 2014.

Dr. Tyson received his PhD in astrophysics from Columbia University and, following postdoctoral work at Princeton, became founding Chair of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. There he was project scientist for the reconstruction of the Hayden Planetarium, where he is now Astrophysicist and Frederick P. Rose Director.

Read about the lecture in the U of T News.

Convocation Hall
31 King's College Circle

March 21, 2014