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Celebrating the Life

September 14, 2011 - 9:28am

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas Libraries kick off a new season of Science Study Breaks with a special installment of the program.

Comics writer Jim Ottaviani discusses his graphic novel biography Feynman, on the life of the noted Nobel nuclear physicist Richard Feynman, at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at Welch Hall, Room 2.224.

Feynman’s life story was shaped by his connection to historical significance (he was part of the team that developed the atomic bomb and, later, the commission that looked into the Challenger disaster), his contributions to science (he was a pioneering figure in quantum computing and nanotechnology) and his quirky personality.

Ottaviani is the author of several comic books about the history of science, including Two-Fisted Science: Stories About Scientists which features biographical stories about Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Niels Bohr, and several stories about physicist Richard Feynman. He is also a librarian and has worked as a nuclear engineer.

Pop culture and the academy collide as Science Study Break features relevant faculty and experts from the University of Texas at Austin discussing the reality and fantasy portrayed as fact in science-themed television and movies. Science Study Break is generously supported by the University Federal Credit Union.

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