Communicating Theoretical Computer Science to the Public

Sep 7, 2016 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 

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Calvin Lab Rm 116

Communicating Theoretical Computer Science to the Public

As a mathematician-turned-journalist, I've been writing about mathematics and science for a popular audience for the past 15 years, with articles in publications including Quanta, Nature,, Science News and New Scientist. As the Simons Institute's first journalist in residence, my mandate is two-fold: to learn about theoretical computer science from all of you, and to make my own expertise available to you, in the form of workshops and one-on-one conversations. In today’s seminar I'll talk briefly about my background, some of the articles I've written, and what I look for in a story, and then open the floor to discussion. Please come with lots of questions and suggestions for what you would most like to get out of my semester-long visit.

Coffee/tea and cookies will be served in the prefunction area from 10:30am.