Steve Hsu

Vice-President for Research and Professor of Theoretical Physics at Michigan State University

Steve Hsu is Vice-President for Research and Professor of Theoretical Physics at Michigan State University, where he oversees over $500 million in annual research expenditures. Educated at Caltech and Berkeley, he was a Harvard Junior Fellow and held professorships at Yale University and the University of Oregon. Hsu was founder and CEO of SafeWeb, an information security startup acquired by Symantec. He is a scientific advisor to BGI and a member of its Cognitive Genomics Lab. Hsu has developed new algorithms for genomic prediction using large scale datasets.

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Understanding Genius

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Past Event

Schopenhauer defined genius in relation to the more conventional quality of talent. “Talent hits a target others miss. Genius hits a target no one sees.” Is originality indeed the sine qua non of genius? Is there, following Kant, a radical separation of the aesthetic genius from the brilliant scientific mind? What further distinctions might be made between… read more »

The Helix Center is pleased to announce receipt of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation in support of a series of fourteen roundtables addressing big questions in the physical, natural, and biological sciences and the humanities. The topics are: Knowledge and Limitations; The Span of Infinity; Complexity and Emergence; The Search for Immortality;  The Sublime Experience; The Meditative State; The… read more »