Episode 21: The Great Stories of Science, with Stuart Clark

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Feature Guest: Stuart Clark

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Dr. Stuart Clark joins Justin Trottier at The Star Spot to share his unique work dramatizing the great stories of science. Clark combines his background in astrophysical research with his career in science journalism and writing to author a trilogy of novels that focus on the lives of the great minds of astronomy, from the Trials of Galileo to the personality conflicts between Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke, to the discovery of the Big Bang by Einstein, Lemaitre and others. Clark also discusses his blog for The Guardian called Across the Universe, and shares his insights into teaching critical thinking and how to use the history of discovery to deepen the public appreciation and understanding of science.

About Stuart Clark

Dr. Stuart Clark. Stuart Clark, PhD in astrophysics, is fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, former Director of Public Astronomy Education at the University of Hertfordshire and a writer for New Scientist, The Guardian and BBC Science programmes. He is the author of over a dozen books, including The Sun Kings, The Big Questions: The Universe, and a trilogy of novels that dramatize pivotal periods in the development of our understanding of the universe, incorporating as characters in the plot the scientists at the centre of discovery. These books include The Sky’s Dark Labrynth about Galileo and Kepler, The Sensorium of God focused on Isaac Newton and his contemporaries, and the forthcoming The Day Without Yesterday on Albert Einstead and George Lemaitre.

Links

Stuart Clark Website

Across The Universe (The Guardian Blog)

The Sky’s Dark Labrynth (Amazon)

The Sensorium of God (Amazon)

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