Talk by Michael Hingson

Fri, Sep 14, 2018, 2:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Maeder Hall Auditorium
General Public

Talk by Michael Hingson: 9/11 survivor, best-selling author, and blind scientist

Fri, Sep 14, 2018, 2:30 pm

On September 11, 2001, a blind man escaped the World Trade Center by walking down 78 floors with his guide dog, against overwhelming odds of survival. He helped numerous others escape. His book “Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust” chronicles his experience and debuted on the New York Times best-sellers list. Come to Maeder Hall and hear his inspiring and transformative look into the life and boundless capabilities of the blind and disabled. Michael Hingson event poster

The lecture is free and open to the public. After the lecture there will be a book signing from 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Books will be available for purchase.

This lecture is a part of the 9th annual Inclusion in Science, Learning a New Direction (ISLAND) conference on disability.  The conference was founded by Independence Science, which makes possible hands-on laboratory learning experiences for students who are blind and low-vision (BLV). For more information about Independence Science please visit For information about other events from the Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM), please visit


Maeder Hall Auditorium, Andlinger Center (corner of Prospect Ave and Olden St)


Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM), Campus Conversations on Identities, PRISM, the National Science Foundation (NSF), Princeton University, Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center