Minutes of the March 13, 2012 Meeting
Smoky Mountain AMS Chapter


The March meeting of the AMS Smoky Mountain Chapter was held on the University of Tennessee campus to hear Stephen S. Hall, a science writer famed for his New York Times Magazine cover stories and his six books, speak on "Alternate Universes: Different Ways of Thinking about Science – and Science Journalism". This talk was a part of the University of Tennessee’s annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture Series. More information can be found at http://www.cci.utk.edu/stephen-s-hall-award-winning-new-york-times-magazine-writer-speak-ut.

Steve Hall has been writing about science for 30 years. In addition to many cover stories for The New York Times Magazine, his articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, National Geographic, New York Magazine, Science, Scientific American, Discover, The Sciences, Smithsonian, Technology Review (where he wrote the “Biology, Inc.” column), and other national publications. Hall is also the author of six nonfiction books about contemporary science, most recently "Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience". His other books explore how boys and men are affected by their height, efforts to lengthen the human lifespan, stimulating our immune system to attack cancer, synthesizing the human gene, and developing ways to visualize discoveries about the ocean floor, the distribution of galaxies, subatomic collisions, and more.




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