Acclaimed Science Writer Jennifer Ouellette to speak at RIT, Oct. 25

The event is free and open to the public

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Acclaimed science writer Jennifer Ouellette will speak at Rochester Institute of Technology later this month.

Ouellette will present “Just Don’t Quote Me: True Adventures from the Science Writing Life,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Webb Auditorium in the James E. Booth Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Ouellette’s articles have appeared in such publications as Nature, Discovery, New Scientist and Salon. She is the author of Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales From the Annals of Physics (2006) and The Physics of the Buffyverse (2007), both published by Penguin.

She has written on such varied topics as the acoustics of Mayan pyramids and New York City subways, fractal patterns in the paintings of Jackson Pollock, the science behind architectural arches, and the precarious pitfalls of pseudoscience.

For further details about the lecture, contact Amit Ray at