“The Future of Science is Art:
Or What We Can Learn About the Brain from a 19th-Century French Chef and Kanye West”
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
LeCraw Auditorium, Georgia Tech College of Management
Fifth and West Peachtree Streets
Jonah Lehrer is editor-at-large for Seed magazine and author of Proust Was A Neuroscientist (Houghton Mifflin, 2007). A 2003 graduate of Columbia University and a Rhodes Scholar, Lehrer has worked in the lab of Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel and studied with Hermione Lee at Oxford. He has coauthored a peer-reviewed paper in Genetics and worked as a line cook at Melisse and at Le Cirque 2000, and as a prep cook at Le Bernardin. As a journalist he has profiled Brian Greene and Elizabeth Gould, spent several days in the kitchen of the Fat Duck, and recorded bird songs and ruminated on Stravinsky for National Public Radio. He has written for Nature, NPR, NOVA, ScienceNow, and the MIT Technology Review, and he writes a highly regarded blog known as the Frontal Cortex.