FacebookTwitterYoutubeInstagramGoogle Plus

CARL ZIMMER: She Has Her Mother’s Laugh

Friday, June 1, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Heredity, argues award-winning New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer, isn’t just about genes that pass from parent to child. We also inherit other things that matter as much or more to our lives, from microbes to technologies we use to make life more comfortable. Weaving original reporting with historical context with his own experiences as the father of two daughters, Zimmer calls for a radically new definition of heredity. Join us in conversation with this original thinker as he presents both argument and evidence.


Maria KonnikovaAuthor

Maria Konnikova is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker and is currently working on a book about poker and the balance of skill and luck in life, The Biggest Bluff.

Read More


Carl ZimmerJournalist, Author

Carl Zimmer is an award-winning columnist for the New York Times and the author of 13 books about science. His reporting has earned awards from the National Academies of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, and the Online Journalism Association.

Read More