Noted journalist and science writer John Horgan will discuss his three recent books on April 16, at 1 p.m. at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Room 1 of Cullimore Hall, located at the intersection of Summit and Bleeker streets, Newark.
Horgan, a freelance writer, was a senior writer at Scientific American from 1986 to 1997. He has also written for The New York Times, Washington Post, New Republic, Slate, London Times, Times Literary Supplement among other publications.
He is the author of The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age (Broadway Books, 1997); The Undiscovered Mind: How the Human Brain Defies Replication, Medication and Explanation (Simon & Schuster, 2000); Rational Mysticism: Dispatches from the Border Between Science and Spirituality (Houghton Mifflin Co, 2003).
One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.