Alan Alda, Neil Shubin of University of Chicago/MBL, and journalist Claudia Dreifus will discuss “How Science Can Save Us/How We Can Save Science,” April 9 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. The event will be live-streamed.
By Claudia Dreifus
On a cold Chicago night in February, 2014, I watched the actor/director/writer Alan Alda deliver the plenary address the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
His subject was the state of science communication.
Mr. Alda, who, for eleven years hosted the Scientific American Frontiers show on PBS, gently noted that scientists—on the whole—were not very good at explaining their work to the rest of the world. Read more …