• Author, New York Times writer

    A Journey to the Center of the Brain

    Carl Zimmer is the author of 13 books about science, including his latest, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Power, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity. He also writes a weekly column, Matter, in The New York Times and created the podcast “What Is Life?”

    Zimmer’s writing has earned a number of awards, including the 2016 Stephen Jay Gould Prize, awarded by the Society for the Study of Evolution to recognize individuals whose sustained efforts have advanced public understanding of evolutionary science. She Has Her Mother’s Laugh was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and was selected for Publisher’s Weekly Best 10 Books of 2018 and the 2018 shortlist for the Baillie-Gifford Prize for Nonfiction. The Guardian named it the best science book of 2018.

    Zimmer will deliver a talk Tuesday morning during the General Scientific Session and will sign copies of his book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, in the CNS Xperience Lounge during the morning beverage break.

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