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The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic
Ginger Strand will discuss her book The Brothers Vonnegut, which tells the unbelievable story of GE's Cold War project to take control of the weather, and how it shaped a young aspiring writer named Kurt Vonnegut. Set at the dawn of the computer era, in a nation beset by atomic anxiety, the story of Kurt and his scientist brother Bernard demonstrates the powerful connections between science and art. Strand will discuss Nobel laureate Irving Langmuir's unresolved meteorological experiments, Bernard Vonnegut's misgivings about them, and Kurt Vonnegut's use of all of it to write some of the most inventive novels about science ever produced--books that raise questions about scientific ethics that remain just as pressing today.
A book-signing and reception will follow the talk.
[Books will be available for purchase, cash or check only.]
This special event is co-sponsored/funded by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLSS) which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion from the State of Michigan's King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.
Part of the 2016 Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI) Seminar Series
Annual seminar series on topics related to Earth Planetary and Space Sciences and course UN 4000 REMOTE SENSING.
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