RIT Presents Noted Author and Scholar Thomas Levenson

Author of Newton and the Counterfeiter discusses history of science and science writing

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Noted science author and scholar Thomas Levenson will discuss his work and how science writing can enhance our understanding of the scientific process during an open forum at 1 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Levenson, professor and head of the Science Writing Graduate Program at MIT, has earned significant acclaim for his scientific histories, which have focused on seminal moments in the lives of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein as well as a historical chronicle of the intersections of music and science. His most recent book, Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World’s Greatest Scientist, was published in May 2009. Levenson has been the recipient of a Peabody Award, a Westinghouse Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a National Academies Communication Award.

The event will be held in the College of Liberal Arts Faculty Commons, Building 6 and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lisa Hermsen at lmhgsl@rit.edu or 475-4553.