“The best course I’ve had since college… Scientists sorely need instruction of this kind, whether they try to write for the public or only for their peers.
Every department at every institution should have this kind of course, and the organizers of this first pass did a fantastic job.”
– Jacqueline Gotteib, Kavli Institute of Brain Science, Columbia University
A five-day workshop for professional scientists
Sponsored by The Kavli Foundation
with additional funding from offices of the NYU Dean for Science
and NYU’s Senior Vice-Provost for Research
Communicate with the public
Reach your colleagues
Cross disciplinary boundaries
Develop your writing skills
The best scientists don’t just write technical papers for their immediate colleagues; they reach colleagues in other fields, and communicate the joy of discovery to the larger public.
- Special guests, including top writers and editors
- Free tuition / accommodation and travel covered
- Lead teacher: Gary Marcus (award-winning scientist, bestselling author; freelancer for The New Yorker).
Session I: April 6-11, 2015 @ The Kavli Royal Society International Centre at Chicheley Hall, United Kingdom
Session II: June 1-5, 2015 @ New York University, NYC, USA
with an additional workshop to follow in 2016
Active scientists from all disciplines and all institutions, senior and junior scientists, PhD-level and above, are encouraged to apply.