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In partnership with the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo.

Bestselling Author & Physicist Chad Orzel discusses his latest book A Brief History of Timekeeping.

In conversation with John M. Donohue

Sharp and engaging, A Brief History of Timekeeping is a story not just about the science of sundials, sandglasses, and mechanical clocks, but also the politics of calendars and time zones, the philosophy of measurement, and the nature of space and time itself.

Chad Orzel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Union College, where he carries out research in the field of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. He is the author of five books explaining science for non-scientists: "How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog" (Scribner, 2009) and "How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog" (Basic, 2012), which explain modern physics through imaginary conversations with Emmy, his German shepherd; "Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist" (Basic, 2014), on the role of scientific thinking in everyday life; "Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of an Ordinary Morning" (BenBella/ Oneworld 2018), and his latest, "A Brief History of Timekeeping" (BenBella/Oneworld 2022), which covers the last several thousand years of the science and technology of tracking the passage of time.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
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