August 31, 2020

Live Online! Wednesday, September 9 @ 8PM, Secret Science Club presents Physicist & Author Leonard Mlodinow on "Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics"

Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius. Not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. Writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their long-time collaboration, offering an intimate account of this giant of science, his courageous battle with ALS, and his groundbreaking theories about the cosmos.

Join us live via Zoom on Wednesday, September 9 at 8PM with Leonard Mlodinow, author of Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics

"Doors" to the Zoom Room will open at 7:30PM (Eastern Time USA)

Shhh... everyone on our mailing list will be emailed the Zoom link the night before.  (To join the Secret Science Club mailing list, send us an email.)

In the meantime...  
--Mix up our cocktail of the night, the Theory of Everything… (recipe below!)

--Prepare to groove to our cosmic playlist

--Bring your questions for the live Q&A

--Snag a copy of Leonard Mlodinow's enthralling new book, STEPHEN HAWKING: A Memoir of Physics and Friendship here or wherever you buy books!

Leonard Mlodinow is a physicist and best-selling author. He received his PhD in theoretical physics from Berkeley, was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, and was on the faculty at the California Institute of Technology. His previous books include The Grand Design and A Briefer History of Time (both with Stephen Hawking), Subliminal (winner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award), and War of the Worldviews (with Deepak Chopra), as well as Elastic, Euclid’s Window, Feynman’s Rainbow, and The Upright Thinkers.

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What’s next at Secret Science Club online?
Stay tuned for the 2020 Lasker Public Lecture with Immunologist Arturo Casadevall on September 23!

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Photo credit: Martin Haburaj

Cocktail Recipe for “The Theory of Everything” (created by Joe Cacciola)
Ingredients: 1½ oz Gin, ½ oz Midori**, 3 oz Tonic Water, 2 Peeled Cucumber Slices, 3 Mint Leaves, 1 Lemon-Rind Twist
- In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 cucumber slice, 2 mint leaves, and Midori, then muddle until the cucumber is well crushed
- Add ice and gin, and stir well
- Add tonic water
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a rocks glass with ice
- Garnish with a slice of cucumber, mint leaf, and a lemon-rind twist
**(If you don’t have Midori, you can substitute a piece of honeydew muddled with a pinch of sugar.)

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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