14 May 2011


MIT organized a series of colloquia this spring which they describe as focussing "...on large, synthetic questions, crosses multiple schools and departments, and undertakes to be a significant, watershed moment in the intellectual history of its subject." One of these, led by UMass alumna Irene Heim in collaboration with faculty outside of Linguistics, was entitled "Brains, Minds and Machines. This symposium took place from May 3 through May 5 and included talks from UMass alumnus Gennaro Chierchia as well as Barbara Partee. The photo shows Barbara with one of MIT's indigenous linguists.