March 25, 2009

The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

What makes a scientific experiment beautiful? For New York Times science writer George Johnson it's the simplistic but breathtaking experiments conducted not in high tech labs with a team of scientists but home labs by the hands of individuals such as Galileo, Pavlov and Newton. Come listen to Johnson speak tonight (7 pm) at the Burke about his new book, The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments.

Johnson will be available to sign copies of his book after the lecture, which will be available for purchase at the Burke. Admission is $5 for the general public and free for Burke members and students.

If you can't make it tonight check out some of Johnson's past interviews:

Colbert Nation (The link doesn't always work so keep trying. It's pretty funny.)

NPR On Point