Science and story: cutting-edge discovery for a literary public

  • 4:00 pm — 5:30 pm on Saturday 01 June 2013
  • at Greenberg Lounge, NYU Law, 40 Washington Sq S New York, NY 10012-1005

WSF

Panel discussion with Lone Frank, James Gleick and Brian Greene, moderated by John Hockenberry as part of the World Science Festival in New York, USA.

Event details

Science grapples with some of the most abstract of ideas. Making these concepts relevant and engaging to a broad audience is a significant and vital cultural challenge. Can science be translated into accessible language without compromising its content? What role should the narrative of scientific exploration play in communicating scientific insights? Join a group of award-winning writers, including both scientists and journalists, who will illuminate from a broad range of perspectives the process of creating literary entryways into otherwise impenetrable subjects. 

James Gleick was the winner of the 2012 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. Lone Frank's and Brian Greene's books were shortlisted for the 2012 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.

A recorded video of this event will be available to watch online on the World Science Festival website after the event.

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Science and story: cutting-edge discovery for a literary public

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  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.

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