Office Hours

Project Phaedra Virtual Office Hours

The Wolbach Library is hosting a Project PHaEDRA Fall Author Series on the second Tuesday of each month this Fall from 2 to 3pm Eastern Time! Each session will take place over Zoom and will consist of presentations from the authors followed by audience Q&A. Please register to each talk below to receive the Zoom link by email. Past office hours are recorded and available on YouTube.

November 9th, 2021, 2PM Eastern - George Johnson

Register here for the November session with author George Johnson

Book: MIss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (2006)

Description: George Johnson brings to life Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who found the key to the vastness of the universe―in the form of a “yardstick” suitable for measuring it. Unknown in our day, Leavitt was no more recognized in her own: despite her enormous achievement, she was employed by the Harvard Observatory as a mere number-cruncher, at a wage not dissimilar from that of workers in the nearby textile mills. Miss Leavitt’s Stars uncovers her neglected history.

Bio: In the 30 years George Johnson has been a journalist and author, he's written hundreds of articles, mostly for the New York Times, and nine books, which have been translated into 20 languages. Three of them, The Cancer Chronicles, Strange Beauty, and Fire in the Mind, were shortlisted for The Royal Society Book Prize. He's a two-time winner of the AAAS Science Journalism Award, most recently for his work about the science of cancer. You can read more about Mr. Johnson on his website, talaya.net