University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Bruce Watson

Julie Kumble

DSA Vacations

Bruce Watson was a frequent contributor to Smithsonian. He wrote more than 40 feature articles on subjects ranging from eels to Ferraris to the history of Coney Island. His articles have also appeared in Nautilus, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003. "Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders" and "The Judgment of Mankind” was a Book of the Month Club Selection and both were nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Award.

Watson holds a Master’s Degree in American history. His book "Bread and Roses" was chosen as one of 25 Books to Remember in 2005. “Light: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age” was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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Scheduled events:
E=MC2: Light, Time and Human Perceptions
Why does time seem to fly sometimes and at others, drag on forever? What is the speed of light? What is the biography of light and time? These leading authors will discuss these and other topics that will help you understand our current dimension and how light and time intersect to create a sense of reality.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Alan Burdick, Bruce Watson
Moderator: Chris Impey
Infinity and Light
Cheng and Watson take us on fascinating journeys of exploration of the vastness and accessibility of infinity and light. Assistive listening devices available.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Eugenia Cheng, Bruce Watson
Moderator: Jennifer Casteix

Light: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age
Science / Medicine / Technology
February 2016
ISBN 9781620405598
Hardcover, 304 pages
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Light begins at Stonehenge, where crowds cheer a solstice sunrise. After sampling myths explaining First Light, the story moves on to early philosophers' queries, then through the centuries, from Buddhist temples to Biblical scripture, when light was the soul of the divine. More/less

Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
June 2010
ISBN 9780143119432
369 pages
$18.00, INSTORE
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Analyzes a critical shift in American race relations during the summer of 1964, documenting how civil rights demonstrations by hundreds of college students triggered African-American voter registries and violent uprisings.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

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