What is life? An ancient question meets 21st-century science

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

TU will host science writer Carl Zimmer on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Allen Chapman Activity Center.

Science writer Carl Zimmer will be the keynote speaker at the 12th annual Student Research Colloquium/84th annual Meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science-Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division. He will discuss what the 21st century promises to reveal about biology’s deepest question on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at The University of Tulsa. The talk, which is sponsored by the AAAS-SWARM and TU, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Great Hall A, Allen Chapman Activity Center.

Zimmer’s books include “Soul Made Flesh,” a history of the brain that was named one of the top 100 books of 2004 by the “New York Times Book Review”; “Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea”; “At the Water’s Edge”; and “Parasite Rex”. His most recent book, “Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life,” was published in May 2008.

In addition to writing books, Zimmer contributes articles to the “New York Times,” “National Geographic,” “Discover,” “Scientific American,” “Science” and “Popular Science.” He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Alfred P. Sloan foundations; and awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences for journalism, the Pan American Health Organization Award for Excellence in International Health Reporting, and the National Academies Science Communication Award for his “diverse and consistently interesting coverage of evolution and unexpected biology.”

Information about the AAAS-SWARM organization can be found here: http://www.aaas-swarm.org/

For more information about the conference, contact Hope Geiger, 918-6311-2715, or e-mail hope-geiger@utulsa.edu.

Hope Geiger