Center for Science Writings Events


Wednesday February 17, 4-5:30
“The Downside of Death.” Psychologist Sheldon Solomon of Skidmore College will talk about his new (co-authored) book The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life, which shows that our often-unconscious fear of mortality has profound psychological, social and even international consequences. Babbio Auditorium (to be confirmed).

Wednesday March 9. 4-5:30
“Einstein Was an Engineer!” Historian of science Steven Gimbel of Gettysburg College, author of the acclaimed book Einstein’s Jewish Science, will give a talk on Einstein’s little-known work as an engineer and inventor. Babbio Auditorium (to be confirmed).

Wednesday March 30. 4-5:30
“The War on Terror Reconsidered.” John Mueller, a political scientist at Ohio State and the Cato Institute, and Mark Stewart, a risk-assessment engineer, will talk about their controversial new book Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism. Babbio Auditorium (to be confirmed).

All CSW events are free and open to the public. For more information contact CSW Director John Horgan ( The CSW is part of the College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology.