Surprise-Filled Detective Stories — How to Trigger Curiosity About Science in Non-Scientists


Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Dudley House (Lehman Hall), Common Room, 8 Harvard Yard, Cambridge

Three colorful veterans at communicating science share tips and tales about getting non-specialists to want to know about your work.

How do you make clear the central puzzles? How do you show how it matters to them? How do you even make it fun (but not phony)?  


  • Marc Abrahams, Founder and impresario, IgNobel Prize Ceremony; Editor, Annals of Improbable Research
  • Melissa Franklin, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Carey Goldberg, Host, CommonHealth, WBUR 

Lunch will be served. Registration required. 

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