19 May 2011
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre, GO Jones Building, Mile End Campus
From having a peanut butter sandwich coughed over him on his first day as a journalist to lecturing to an audience of half a person; from performing on a glass-bottomed boat in a shark tank to demonstrating gravity on TV with a bucket of maggots. Come and hear Marcus Chown, ex-Queen Mary student and author, talk about how he got from Mile End Road to where he is right now.
Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Currently, cosmology consultant of “New Scientist”, he has written a number of books, including “We Need to Talk About Kelvin” (short-listed for the 2010 Science Book Prize), “Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You” and “Felicity Frobisher and the Three-Headed Aldebaran Dust Devil”. His most recent project is “Solar System for iPad”, which was the Apple Store's “iPad App of the Week”.
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