Liebman Speaker Series

Liebman Speaker Series: Connecting Science and Everything

Friday mornings at MCC…

Join us for MCC’s new Liebman Speaker Series, where we will discuss the intersection of science and everything.

The Science of Science Fiction

Friday, November 30, 2018
Carey Lecture Hall (1st Floor), Liebman Science Center
10 - 11:30 a.m.

Science fiction novels set in the future often describe technologies that turn up in our current lives decades, centuries, or millennia ahead of time. We will take a look at Isaac Asimov’s writings, especially his Foundation and Robot novels, and see where sci-fi has turned into sci-fact in the latter 20th and early 21st centuries.     

photo of Michelle Nichols


Michelle Nichols-Yehling
Michelle Nichols is Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL, and has worked at the Adler for twenty-three years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. Ms. Nichols leads all of the Adler Planetarium's telescope, observatory, and public sky observing initiatives.

Reserve Your Seat

Attendance is free but registration is required. Seating is limited.

Future session topics include science and art; molecular gastronomy; astronomy; and technology and the brain. All sessions will take place on Friday mornings.

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  • March 2019 Meteorology and Broadcast
  • April 2019 Digital Technology, Social Media, and Learning, Dr. Jolie Matthews, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences, Northwestern University

Speaker Series Highlights