The Arthur Miller Lecture in Science and Ethics, held annually at MIT, honors the memory of Dr. Arthur Miller, an MIT alumnus (S.B. 1945) noted for his distinguished work in electronic measurement and instrumentation. During World War II, he was loaned out by the Sanborn Co. (later incorporated into Hewlett-Packard) to the Radiation Laboratory, where he worked for several years. His medical contributions included methods to reduce shock hazards in hospital monitoring systems and designing the first commercial cardiographs that featured adequate patient circuit isolation from line and ground.
The Miller Lecture has been hosted by MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society for many years thanks to the generosity of Arthur Miller’s family. It is an annual event open to the entire MIT community, focusing on themes at the intersection of Science and Ethics.