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).
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.