Brian Keating in Conversation with David Brin

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 // 5:30PM

Atkinson Hall Auditorium / UC San Diego
Free ticketed event/RSVP here

Please join the Clark Center for a profound discussion that explores the perils of science’s highest honor with astrophysicist Brian Keating and celebrated science fiction writer David Brin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Atkinson Hall Auditorium. A book signing and reception will follow the talk; books will be available for purchase from the UC San Diego Bookstore. All books purchased at the event will receive a limited edition gold plated bookmark, designed by Keating, commemorating the book launch.

Keating’s book tells the story of how the Nobel Prize, instead of advancing scientific progress may actually hamper it, encouraging speed and greed while punishing collaboration. Keating offers practical solutions for reforming the prize.

Keating is a professor of physics at UC San Diego; a fellow of the American Physical Society; and co-leads the Simons Observatory. He’s the author of more than 100 scientific publications and holds two U.S. patents. In addition, he’s a recipient of a NSF CAREER Award and the Presidential Early Career Award.

The Losing the Nobel Prize: A Book Discussion & Signing with Brian Keating in Conversation with David Brin is presented by the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination and the UC San Diego Library.

For more information about the event, contact Mariah Fellows at or (858) 534-0533.

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Image detail from the book Losing the Nobel Prize by Brian Keating.

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