How the Light Gets In Festival

What's the relationship between consciousness and fundamental physics? Brian Greene, Patricia Churchland, Laura Mersini-Houghton, and I will be debating the issue on May 29th at the virtual 2021 How the Light Gets in Festival. Tickets here.

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WORD Brooklyn

Thursday, February 5th, 7pm

Conversation with Tasneem Zehra Husain

Brooklyn, NY



Cambridge Science Festival, MIT Museum

Saturday, April 18th, sponsored by Nautilus

Reinventing a Genre: Pushing the Limits of Science Writing 

A panel discussion with Tasneem Zehra Husain, Alan Lightman and Mark Levinson, moderated by Tim De Chant






Ultimate Reality: A coming-of-age story


Monday, November 10th

Cambridge, MA




Science Writing for a General Audience

A panel discussion & Writing workshop

The Gallatin School at NYU

Thursday, October 16th / Friday, October 17th

New York City




American Philosophical Society

Lecture & Book Signing

Wednesday, September 10th, 5:30pm

Benjamin Franklin Hall

427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia




John Adams Institute lecture 

Thursday, June 12th, 8pm

Vondelkerk, Amsterdam

Moderated by Roseanne Hertzberger

Science & Story Cafe @ the World Science Festival

Saturday, May 31st, 11am

NYU Kimmel Center, New York City

John Brockman hosts an Edge conversation with Steven Pinker, Max Tegmark, Seth Lloyd, Helen Fisher and Amanda Gefter

Reading/Signing @ the Penn bookstore

Monday, March 17th at 6pm

3601 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA


The Ultimate Reality Party

Launch party for Trespassing at Provocateur in NYC

Thursday, January 16th, 6-9pm

Photographs (c) Grayson Dantzic

Book Launch @ the Brookline Booksmith

A reading and book signing in Brookline, MA

Tuesday, January 14th, 7pm