Life on a Möbius Strip

09/12/11
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Janna Levin

Janna Levin researches the early universe, chaos and black holes. Her second book, a novel called A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines (Knopf 2006), won the PEN/Bingham Fellowship for Writers that honors debut fiction.

Physicist and WSF alum Janna Levin is accustomed to the mind-bending turns that the theoretical far reaches of the universe can take. But for all the unpredictability of space-time, it was life here on Earth that threw her for a loop. Levin recalls the strange sequence of events that sent her through a doctorate degree, across the ocean, and back again.

Scientists, writers, and artists take to the stage to tell stories about their personal relationship to science. The result is a collection of poignant, hilarious and unpredictable tales sure to intrigue and surely hard to forget. Presented in collaboration with The Moth. Watch them all in The Moth at WSF Series.