• March 21
  • (SERF) Science and Engineering Research Facility, Rm. 307, Knoxville
  • March 21, 2017
  • Category: Misc.

Event Details

  • March 21, 2017
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Free


Event Description

Sam Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a kid, and now he’s a writer in Washington, D.C. His stories have appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, and Psychology Today, among other places, and his work has been featured on “Radiolab” and NPR’s “All Things Considered,” among other shows. His book The Violinist’s Thumb was a national bestseller, and named an Amazon “Top 5” science book of the year. The Disappearing Spoon was nominated by the Royal Society for one of the top science books of 2010, while both The Violinist’s Thumb and The Dueling Neurosurgeons were nominated for PEN’s literary science writing award. Sam Kean has published three books which discuss scientific discoveries in a narrative style. His talk will be based on his 2 science books, The Disappearing Spoon: and Other True Tales of Madness Love, and the History of the Worlds from the Periodic Table of the Elements. For more information, email abourdon@vols.utk.edu

Event presented by:

  • UT Chemestry Department