Particle Fever and the Grandfather Paradox: Physics for Everyone
March 9th, 2016
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
7th Floor Commons
20 Cooper Square, NY
Kavli Conversations are hosted by NYU’s Science and Environmental Reporting Program with support from the Kavli Foundation. Events are open to the public. Webcast will begin at 6:30pm.
Charles Adler is a Professor of Physics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he teaches courses in both physics and science fiction. His expertise lies in atomic physics and atmospheric optics but he also blogs about current issues in physics and the scientific basis of popular themes in science fantasy and fiction. That was also the topic of his recent book Wizards, Aliens, and Starships, which was the co-winner ofthe 2015 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award for Books.
Mark Levinson is a director, writer, and producer best known for his critically acclaimed 2013 documentary, Particle Fever, which follows the central players in the search for the Higgs boson. He earned his Ph.D. in physics before joining the film industry, and has since worked in sound production as well as on other documentaries. His current project is a film about the late Claude Shannon, a mathematician and electrical engineer widely regarded as the father of information theory.
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.