University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Seth Fletcher



Leigh Garrison-Fletcher

Seth Fletcher is chief features editor at Scientific American and author of "Einstein’s Shadow: A Black Hole, A Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable." His first book, "Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy" about the lithium industry, the frontiers of battery research and the rebirth of the electric car, was published in 2011. He lives in New York’s lower Hudson Valley with his wife and daughter.


Scheduled events:
Einstein and His Black Holes
Black holes: from theory to accumulated evidence to pictures, Seth Fletcher and Chris Impey will share how black holes are born, why they die, and the group of scientists on the cusp of photographing one for the first time.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Seth Fletcher, Chris Impey
Moderator: Joaquin Ruiz
The 4th Industrial Revolution
UA Provost Jeff Goldberg will ask Seth Fletcher, Dan Lyons and Joe Schwarcz to explore how break-throughs in a number of technologies are fundamentally changing (and possibly disrupting) our very way of life. Is A.I. the most important scientific discover since electricity? Let's find out!

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Seth Fletcher, Dan Lyons, Joe Schwarcz
Moderator: Jeff Goldberg

Books:
Einstein's Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable
Science / Medicine / Technology
Ecco
October 2018
ISBN 9780062312020
288 pages
$26.99, INSTORE
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Einstein’s Shadow follows a team of elite scientists on their historic mission to take the first picture of a black hole, putting Einstein’s theory of relativity to its ultimate test and helping to answer our deepest questions about space, time, the origins of the universe, and the nature of reality Photographing a black hole sounds impossible, a contradiction in terms. More/less

Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
Science / Medicine / Technology
FSG
May 2012
ISBN 9780809030644
272 pages
$20.00, INSTORE
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Lithium batteries may hold the key to an environmentally sustainable, oil-independent future. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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