Jacques Monod and Albert Camus: A Scientist’s and a Philosopher’s Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize

In his talk, Dr. Sean B. Carroll, Vice President for Science Education of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will chronicle the adventures of Jacques Monod, a co-founder of molecular biology, from the dark years of the German occupation of Paris to the heights of the Nobel Prize, his friendship with the great writer Albert Camus, and his emergence as a public figure and leading voice of science.

Carroll is an award-winning scientist, writer, educator, and film producer. He is the author of Brave Genius: A Scientist, A Philosopher and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize; Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for nonfiction; The Making of the Fittest; and Endless Forms Most Beautiful. Carroll also wrote a regular feature, “Remarkable Creatures,” for the New York Times Science Times.

Presented by the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

January 14, 2015
Horchow Auditorium


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