Interdisciplinary Research Roundtable Lunch:
Laura J. Snyder,St. John's
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The CTL’s biography luncheon this semester features Laura J.
Snyder, Associate Professor of Philosophy in St. John’s College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences. She will be discussing her book,
The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends who
Transformed Science and Changed the World (Crown/Broadway Books,
2011). It was named a Scientific American Notable Book, an
Official Selection of the TED Book Club, and winner of the 2011
Royal Institution of Australia Poll for Favorite Science
Snyder is also the author of Reforming Philosophy: A Victorian
Debate on Science and Society (University of Chicago Press, 2006),
and numerous articles and book chapters. In addition, her
work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal. She is
currently writing a book about the relation between
science—especially optics—and art.
In December, Dr. Snyder delivered the prestigious Dibner Library
Lecture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
This is the premier lecture in the history of science field.
Past Dibner Library Lecturers have included British historian
Richard Holmes, Anthony Grafton (Princeton), and Joyce Chaplin
The book is now available at the University bookstore at
the customer service counter.
Time: 12:15 to
Location: Donovan Community Room, Queens Campus
To Register: Contact the CTL at CTL@stjohns.edu or ext.