These lectures are made possible by a generous gift from the Brinson Foundation to the University of Chicago.
The Brinson Foundation
Brinson is one of the world's most influential investment managers and was managing more than $1 trillion in assets at one point in his career. Along with George Russell Jr., Warren Buffet, and William Gross, Mr. Brinson was named one of the investment fields' "Living Legends".
After retiring in 2000, Mr. Brinson started his own private investment firm, GP Brinson Investments, and established the nonprofit Brinson Foundation with the mission to support education, public health, and scientific research programs that engage, inform, and inspire committed citizens to confront the challenges that face humanity.
The University of Chicago Brinson Lectures
- October 15, 2013
- Andrea M. Ghez, "The Monster at the Heart of the Milky Way"
- October 2, 2012
- David Charbonneau, "The Fast Track to Find an Inhabited Exoplanet"
- November 1, 2011
- John C. Mather, "History of the universe in a nutshell: from the Big Bang to life and the end of time"
- April 11, 2011
- Martin Rees, "From Big Bang to Biospheres"
- October 21, 2009
- Kip S. Thorne, "The Warped Side of the Universe: From the Big Bang to Black Holes"
- October 2, 2008
- Wendy Freedman, "Astronomy in the New Millennium: New Windows on the Cosmo"