“Brave Genius”: A Tale of Two Nobelists
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.
Sean B. Carroll is the author of The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works And Why It Matters (Princeton University Press, 2016). He’s also the 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.
Read an excerpt from Brave Genius.
Christopher Intagliata was Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.