Timothy Ferris, Professor and Science Writer
The Science of Liberty: How Science Enabled the Rise of Democracy
Dr. Ferris will talk about his book, The Science of Liberty. Part of the discussion will focus on how science is communicated and the impact on public policy.
There will be a book signing after the presentation.
Called "the best popular science writer in the English language" by The Christian Science Monitor and "the best science writer of his generation" by The Washington Post, Ferris has received the American Institute of Physics prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his works have been nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Professor Ferris has taught in five disciplines – astronomy, English, history, journalism, and philosophy – at four universities. He is currently an emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley.Ferris is the author of a dozen books, among them Seeing in the Dark, The Whole Shebang, and Coming of Age in the Milky Way, which was translated into fifteen languages and named by The New York Times as among the leading books published in the twentieth century. A former newspaper reporter and editor of Rolling Stone magazine, he has written over two hundred articles and essays for publications such as The New Yorker, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Forbes, Harper's, Life, Nature, Time, Newsweek, Readers' Digest, Scientific American, The Nation, The New Republic, and The New York Times.
The event will also be webcast http://tinyurl.com/5rpm575
Thursday, 24 February, 2011
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