Alan Alda’s Challenge to Scientists: Define Color
At age 11, actor Alan Alda asked his teacher, “What’s a flame?” His teacher replied, “Oxidation”—an answer that didn’t suit Alda. So in 2012, Alda launched his Flame Challenge, asking scientists to explain the concept of a flame, with children as the judges. Now he’s back with his third challenge: What is color?
Alan Alda is an actor, director, screenwriter and an advisor and board member for the World Science Festival. He is also a founding member of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York.