New York Times Best-Selling author & popular science writer Sam Kean presents "The Disappearing Spoon and Other Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements"
Wednesday, March 30 at 5:00-6:00pm in the Plaster Student Union Theater
Official bio: Sam Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a kid, and now he's a writer in Washington, D.C. His stories have appeared in the Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, and Psychology Today, among other places, and his work has been featured on "Radiolab" and NPR's "All Things Considered", among other shows. His books The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb were national bestsellers, and both were named an Amazon Top 5 science books of the year. The Disappearing Spoon was nominated by the Royal Society for one of the top science books of 2010, while both The Violinist's Thumb and The Dueling Neurosurgeons were nominated for PEN's literary science writing award.
Sponsored by: The Missouri State University Chemistry Department Advisory Board, The Missouri State University College of Natural & Applied Sciences, and The Ozarks Local Section of American Chemical Society