Being Ridiculous: Finding the Humor in Science

A conversation with Mary Roach and Randall Munroe. Webcast begins at 6:30 p.m. EST.

October 13, 2016


Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
7th Floor Commons
20 Cooper Square, NY

Kavli Conversations on Science Communcation at NYU

Kavli Conversations are hosted by NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program with support from the Kavli Foundation. Webcast will begin at 6:30pm.

Due to space limitations, this event is open to the NYU community and their invited guests only. Others are welcome to join the live webcast and tweet questions to #kavliconvo.

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Mary Roach

Mary Roach is the bestselling author of six books, including Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and most recently Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.

Randall Munroe

Randall Munroe is the creator of the wildly popular xkcd webcomic. A former NASA roboticist, his most recent bestseller is Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words.


Robert Lee Hotz

One of America’s most respected science journalists, Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer at the Wall Street Journal and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Carter Institute of Journalism at NYU. He is the president of the Alicia Patterson Foundation, which funds independent journalism projects around the world, and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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