Laura Lindenfeld, executive director of the Alda Center for Communicating Science and dean of the School of Communication and Journalism, will moderate a panel of leading scientists, including three Nobel laureates at this spring’s Nobel Prize Summit.
The summit, Truth, Trust and Hope, will bring together tens of thousands of scientists including Nobel Prize winners from around the world to foster a conversation about how to build trust in truth, facts and scientific evidence to build a more sustainable, hopeful future for all.
“It speaks volumes to our strengths at Stony Brook that Dr. Lindenfeld is moderating this significant panel,” said Carl Lejuez, Stony Brook University provost. “We are leading the conversation in many ways about emerging scientific advancements, and just as importantly, how to communicate effectively about what those advancements mean more broadly in our society.”
Lindenfeld, one of the nation’s leading science communication experts, will lead the conversation “Truth + Trust = Hope?” that will focus on how trust can be fostered in a world where rapidly evolving technologies like AI and ChatGPT have the power to make people question all they see, read and hear.
The panelists are:
- Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and founder of REBASE at New England Biolabs
- Martin Chalfie, Nobel Prize in Chemistry and professor of biological sciences at Columbia University
- David MacMillan, Nobel Prize in Chemistry and James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry at Princeton
- Tristan Harris, tech ethicist and co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology
The conversation will be during the plenary session from 9:30 am to noon ET Thursday, May 25. It will be streamed live from Washington, D.C., and anyone may attend virtually.
“No sector of society is untouched by the problem of misinformation,” said Vidar Helgesen, executive director of the Nobel Foundation. “We need to mobilize across society to counter it and build trust and respect for all those diligently seeking truth with integrity. We can’t limit the search for solutions to scientists, policymakers or civil society – we need everyone to get on board.”
The summit is sponsored by the Nobel Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences.