Siobhan Roberts (Simons Institute Journalist In Residence)
Calvin Lab, Auditorium (Room 140)
Simons Institute Journalist in Residence and author Siobhan Roberts will discuss her work and deconstruct some of her features for publications such as the New Yorker, the New York Times, and Quanta, followed by a Q&A (and, if desired, an informal pitch session).
Siobhan Roberts is a Canadian author and science journalist who writes for the New York Times' “Science Times,” Quanta, and the New Yorker's Elements science & tech blog, among numerous publications. She is the author, most recently, of Genius at Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway (Bloomsbury, 2015). Her first book was King of Infinite Space: Donald Coxeter, the Man Who Saved Geometry (Bloomsbury, 2006), and won the Mathematical Association of America’s Euler Prize for expanding the public’s view of mathematics. She also wrote and produced a documentary film about Coxeter, The Man Who Saved Geometry, for TVOntario’s The View From Here (September 2009).