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Margaret Wertheim




Margaret Wertheim is an internationally noted science writer and commentator who, in addition to her books, has written extensively about science and society for newspapers, magazines, television, and radio. Her articles have appeared publications such as The New York Times, The Sciences, New Scientist, Omni, Science Digest, The Australian Review of Books, 21C: Magazine of Science, Technology and Culture, The Daily Telegraph, Die Zeit, Australian Geographic, Vogue, Elle, and Glamour. She has also written and produced several television documentaries, including "Faith and Reason," a PBS special about science and religion.

Wertheim is the founder and director of the Institute For Figuring, an organization devoted to enhancing the public understanding of science, mathematics, and the technical arts (www.theiff.org), under the auspices of which she recently hosted a series of discussions concerning neuroscience and the perception of space at the Los Angeles public library. She is the author of two books: Pythagoras’ Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender Wars (1995); and The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet (1999).

Featured Presentation:

Body and Soul as Aspects of Being: From Dante to the Internet
Templeton Research Lecture
February 23, 2009
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