September 30, 2011
|Description:||Comics writer Jim Ottaviani discusses his graphic biography "Feynman," on the life of the noted Nobel nuclear physicist Richard Feynman.
Feynman's life story was shaped by his connection to historical significance (he was part of the team that developed the atomic bomb and, later, the commission that looked into the Challenger disaster), his contributions to science (he was a pioneering figure in quantum computing and nanotechnology) and his quirky personality.
Ottaviani is the author of several comic books about the history of science, including "Two-Fisted Science: Stories About Scientists," which features biographical stories about Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Niels Bohr and Feynman. He is also a librarian and has worked as a nuclear engineer. "Feynman" is illustrated by Leland Myrick, with colors Hilary Sycamore.
Free pizza from Austin's Pizza served (while it lasts). Ottaviani will sign books sold at the event by the University Co-op (limited supply).
Pop culture and the academy collide as Science Study Break features relevant faculty and experts from The University of Texas at Austin discussing the reality and fantasy portrayed as fact in science-themed television and movies. Science Study Break is hosted by the University of Texas Libraries and supported by the University Federal Credit Union.
|Location:||Welch Hall (WEL) 2.224|
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|Contact:||Roxanne Bogucka |
|Sponsor:||University of Texas Libraries|
|Admission:||Free and open to the public|
|Categories:||Arts & Humanities, Everyone, Lecture/talk|