Past Event

Robin Wolfe Scheffler - Brightening Biochemistry: The Role of Humor in Scientific Research

February 17, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Event Description

In the 1920s members of the Sir William Dunn Institute for Biochemistry at Cambridge University published Brighter Biochemistry, a comic journal “better than Punch.” Humor, however, is no laughing matter for modern science: it provides a means of addressing conflict, change, and chance in the laboratory. In this talk, Robin Wolff Scheffler will use Brighter Biochemistry to illustrate the important perspective that humor offers on the process of scientific work and the historical experience of scientists.

Event Speaker

Robin Wolfe Scheffler, Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Event Information

Free and open to the public. Streaming available via YouTube. For more information, please visit the event webpage

Hosted by the Science History Institute as part of their Lunchtime Lectures series.