New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel kicks off the Stanford Distinguished Professors Lecture Series, sponsored by the University of Miami Center for the Humanities. Each academic year, the Center for the Humanities brings extraordinary speakers to UM, exploring a variety of topics.
In her most recent book, Copernicus’ Search for A More Perfect Heaven, Sobel chronicles the conflicting personalities and extraordinary discoveries that shaped the Copernican Revolution, presenting an unforgettable portrait of scientific achievement, and of the ever-present tensions between science and faith. Join her for a thought-provoking discussion of this and her other works.
WHO: Dava Sobel is the author of Longitude (1995), Galileo’s Daughter (1999), The Planets (2005), and A More Perfect Heaven (2011). She is currently the Joan Leiman Jacobson Writer-in-Residence at Smith College. Ms. Sobel is the recipient of many awards: the Individual Public Service Award from the National Science Board, the Boston Museum of Science Bradford Washburn Award, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for science and technology, and the Christopher Award. Galileo’s Daughter, which was the #1 New York Times nonfiction bestseller for five weeks, was a finalist for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in biography.
WHEN: 7:00 pm, Thursday, October 3, 2013
WHERE: Storer Auditorium, 5250 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
HOW TO ATTEND: Free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. For parking information, please visit the UM Parking website.