Philadelphians have claimed the title “City of Firsts” for achievements such as the first hospital in America and the first municipal water system. This discussion focuses on innovation, especially in science and technology. Hosted at the Franklin Institute.
Moderated by Babak Ashrafi of the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science with panelists including Michael Zuckerman of the University of Pennsylvania; Keith Thomson, professor emeritus of natural history at the University of Oxford, senior research fellow at the American Philosophical Society, and former director of the Academy of Natural Sciences; Steven Peitzman of the Drexel University College of Medicine; and Grover Silcox of WLVT PBS39.
This event is part of the Greater Philadelphia Roundtable series “Phrasing Philadelphia” presented by the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.