Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

An Evening with Carl Zimmer: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

After Five, Lectures & Discussions, Shopping/Book Signing

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:45 – 8:30pm EDT

In his latest book, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer explores how our understanding of heredity not only impacts future generations, but the future of the planet. In conversation with Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Zimmer will discuss his profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation.

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity will be available for purchase and signing after the program.

About the Author/Speaker

Carl Zimmer is an award-winning science writer and author. In his books, Zimmer travels to the frontiers of biological research, to discover how scientists are expanding our understanding of the natural world and ourselves. His column Matter appears each week in the New York Times, and he is a frequent contributor to Radiolab.

Among his awards, Zimmer has earned the National Academies Communication Award and the Stephen Jay Gould Prize. He is a three-time winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award. Zimmer is a professor adjunct at Yale, where he teaches writing.

Registration fee is $5.00. Please click the "get tickets" link to reserve a seat.


Ground Floor, Baird Auditorium

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