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POSTPONED: ‘The Alchemy of Us:’ How Technology Shaped Us

Wed, March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


Note: This event has been postponed; please check back for the reschedule date, still to be determined.

As part of the Anne Eyes Science Lecture Series at the library, scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez PhD discusses her new book The Alchemy of Us, which won the CT Book Award and was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. The book unfolds how simple inventions shaped society. Ramirez will illuminate how everyday objects around us had a hand in changing language, politics, and even our bodies.

In 2012, Ray Eyes established the Anne Eyes Science Lecture at The Westport Library in honor of his wife, who was a researcher at Hall-Brooke and Silver Hill.

Always free and open to the public, the Anne Eyes Science Lecture has become a highly anticipated educational experience for this community and has featured paragons in their fields, including astrophysicist Brooke D. Simmons, science writer David Pogue, Carl Zimmer of The New York Times, astronomer Caleb Scharf, and now, scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez.


Ainissa Ramirez received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her doctorate from Stanford University, both in materials science and engineering. She began her career as a scientist at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, and later joined the faculty at Yale. She now focuses all of her energy as a “science evangelist” with a mission of making science understandable to audiences of all ages. She lives in New Haven.

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Wed, March 6
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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