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Lowell Lecture

THE ALCHEMY OF US: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another

Date & Time

May 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


First Parish Church in Cambridge
3 Church Street Cambridge, MA 02138
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Ainissa Ramirez is a materials scientist. A Brown and Stanford graduate, she has worked as a research scientist at Bell Labs and held academic positions at Yale University and MIT.

Presenting Organization

Cambridge Forum


Mary Stack (, 617 495 2727)

Scientist Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventions to see how they have shaped the human experience. What have clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic film, light bulbs, hard disks, scientific labware, and silicon chips made possible, and how have these technologies changed us?