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Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective

Thomas Levenson
Presented in conjunction with Presented in collaboration with Distinctive Voices @ The Beckman Center
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
01:08:29
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Episode Summary
A deft and exhaustively researched account of a near-forgotten chapter of Newton's extraordinary life. Levenson, a documentary filmmaker and head of the Graduate Program in Science Writing at MIT, allows us to see how Newton's amazing mind worked when dealing with practical rather than theoretical questions.

Participant(s) Bio
Thomas Levenson is a professor of science writing at MIT and the acclaimed author of three works of nonfiction, including Einstein in Berlin, Measure for Measure, and Ice Time. He is also the producer of 10 documentaries, for which he has won numerous awards. Levenson lives outside of Boston.


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