10/11/2013

“Brave Genius”: A Tale of Two Nobelists

20:38 minutes

In Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize, Sean B. Carroll tells the story of biologist Jacques Monod and philosopher Albert Camus—two men who made significant contributions to their respective fields, and who shared an enduring friendship.

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Sean B. Carroll

Sean B. Carroll is the author of Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize (Crown, 2013); vice president of science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of molecular biology and genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.

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The Scientist and the Philosopher

An excerpt from "Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures From the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize."

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