A UCLA English professor has been selected as the guest lecturer at Cal Lutheran University's 14th annual Harold Stoner Clark Lecture Series in early November.
Katherine Hayles will speak on "Chaos Meets Narrative: The Literature and Science of Complex Systems" at 10 a.m. and "Chaotic Genius: Tom Stoppard's Arcadia" at 8 p.m. Nov. 2.
Her lectures will focus on self-organizing systems for humans and machines. Hayles will also discuss how complex global patterns evolve into unpredictable outcomes, using examples from Stoppard's play to show the implications of scientific innovation and chaos theory.
Hayles is a Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow.
Both lectures are free. For more information, call Eloise Cohen at 495-4470.