Events Spring 2021

Science Communicator in Residence – Embracing the Uncertainties

Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021 9:00 am10:00 am PST

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The Simons Institute's Science Communicator in Residence, Siobhan Roberts, will reflect on her pandemic reporting so far and the importance of scientific uncertainty.

Siobhan is a Canadian author and journalist, currently a contributor to The New York Times' “Science Times,” and working on a book about the mathematical logician Verena Huber-Dyson (Pantheon). She has written for Quanta, The New Yorker's Elements science & tech blog, and The Walrus, 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, King of Infinite Space: Donald Coxeter, the Man Who Saved Geometry (Bloomsbury, 2006), 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).