Latsis-Symposium, 23 and 24 November 2009, Auditorium Maximum, ETH Zurich
As crowning end of the Darwin Year 2009, the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich have organised a joint two day scientific symposium.
Top-class speakers - including Nobel laureate Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Craig Venter, who was instrumental in mapping the human genome in 2000 - will talk about the significance of Darwin's evolution theory from today's perspective. Programme (PDF) | Video-Streams
Friday seminar on "Evolution", Spring semester 2009, 4 - 6 pm, University of Zurich-Irchel, Lecture Hall 40
In Spring 2009, renowned scholars from all over the world will hold invited lectures on evolution, looking at it from different biological perspectives but also from the point of view of social sciences and humanities. The public lectures will take place on Friday afternoon and generally be held in English.
Public Lecture Series, Autumn 2009, Thursdays from 6.15 - 8 pm, University of Zurich
In autumn 2009, a series of thirteen public lectures on the subject of "Evolution" will be offered for the broad public and students of all disciplines. As most of the lecturers teach and do research at the University or the ETH Zurich, this lecture series will also provide an overview of the ongoing evolutionary research in Zurich. All lectures will be held in German.
Botanic Garden of the University of Zurich
In memory of the biologist Charles Darwin, the Botanic Garden is organizing several short talks in Spring/Summer 2009. All the talks (in German) will take place from 12:30 - 13:00 in the Big Lecture Hall of the Botanic Institutes.
Children's University Zurich, Lecture Series Spring 2009
The programme of the spring lecture series which addresses 3rd to 6th grade school children includes a talk on "Darwin and the true story of the dinosaurs". All lectures are in German.
Senior Citizens University Zurich, Lecture Series Spring 2009
The spring lecture series of the Senior Citizens University Zurich includes a talk on 12 March 2009 by Prof. Lukas Keller, Zoological Institute of the University of Zurich, on "The secret of all secrets: Evolution research in the Galapagos 174 years after Darwin". All lectures are in German.