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Leonard Mlodinow on Elasticity: Flexible Thinking in a Time of C

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Please join KIEI as we host Leonard Mlodinow, a theoretical physicist, author, and screen writer, for a presentation on Creativity & Elasticity. This event is open to all Northwestern students, staff, and faculty.

His latest book "Elastic: flexible thinking in a time of change" takes a groundbreaking look at the psychology and neuroscience of change, and at how tapping into elastic thinking will help us thrive in the modern world. In this conversation, Leonard will explore:

-How humans adapt to change
-How we generate new ideas, and break out of old, in-grained ways of thinking
-How we overcome mental blocks, and create new paradigms.
-What are the psychological and neural processes that do this, what can stand in their way, and how can we nurture them

Mr. Mlodinow is a theoretical physicist and author, recognized for groundbreaking discoveries in physics, and as the author of five best-selling books. His book The Grand Design, co-authored with Stephen Hawking, reached #1 on the New York Times best-seller list; his book Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior, won the 2013 PEN/E.O. Wilson award for literary science writing; and his book The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives was chosen as a New York Times notable book, and short-listed for the Royal Society book award.

Dr. Mlodinow is also known through his many public lectures and media appearances on programs such ranging from Morning Joe, to Through the Wormhole, and for debating Deepak Chopra on ABC's Nightline. He also wrote for the television series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation.