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Science as Storytelling with Dr. Oren Harman

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Science As Storytelling


Dr. Oren Harman

Speaker Bio

Professor Oren Harman is the Chair of the Graduate Program in Science, Technology and Society at Bar Ilan University and Senior Research Fellow at the Van Leer Institute. He was trained in history and biology at the Hebrew University, Oxford, and Harvard, and is a historian of science and a writer. His books include The Man Who Invented the Chromosome (Harvard, 2004), Rebels, Mavericks and Heretics in Biology (Yale, 2008), Outsider Scientists (Chicago, 2013), Dreamers, Visionaries and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences (Chicago, 2018), Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2018, and Handbook of the Historiography of Biology (Springer, 2021). His book The Price of Altruism (W.W. Norton, 2010) won the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Book of the Year in Science and Technology, was nominated for the Pulitzer prize, and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Professor Harman has written and spoken widely for popular and professional audiences on genetics, evolution, history and philosophy of science, altruism, biography, and science and mythology. He grew up in New York and Jerusalem where he lives with his wife, Yael, and their three little children. Oren sings bass with the Tel Aviv Chamber Choir.