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Carl Zimmer Lecture: "She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity"

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UIUC Department of History and the Institute of Genomic Biology
UIUC Alumni Center Ballroom
Mar 7, 2019   5:30 pm  
Carl Zimmer, author and writer for the NY Times
Department of History
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History Department

Carl Zimmer is the award-winning author of thirteen books about science. His newest book is She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Power, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity. His column Matter appears each week in The New York Times.

Zimmer’s writing has earned a number of awards, including the 2016 Stephen Jay Gould Prize, awarded by the Society for the Study of Evolution to recognize individuals whose sustained efforts have advanced public understanding of evolutionary science. In 2017, he won an Online Journalism Award for his series of articles in which he explored his genome. She Has Her Mother’s Laugh was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. It was also selected for Publisher’s Weekly Best Ten Books of 2018 and the 2018 shortlist for Baillie-Gifford Prize for Nonfiction. The Guardian named it the best science book of 2018.

A professor adjunct at Yale University, Zimmer is a familiar voice on programs such as Radiolab. He lives in Connecticut with his family.

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