Cogito Conversation: Jason Bardi, Author of "The Fifth Postulate"
Cogito - Cogito Conversation: Jason Bardi, Author of "The Fifth Postulate"
Cogito Conversation: Jason Bardi
, Author of "The Fifth Postulate"
Two years ago, science writer Jason Bardi was interviewed on Cogito about his first book, The Calculus Wars, about the dispute between Newton and Leibniz over the invention of calculus.
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Now that his
second book, The Fifth Postulate: How Unraveling A Two Thousand Year Old Mystery Unraveled the Universe, is out, Bardi
is back on Cogito
for an encore.
(Bardi was on Cogito
November 16-30, 2009.)
What happens when three nineteenth-century mathematicians realize that there is no way to prove Euclid's fifth postulate and that it ought to be discarded-along with everything they'd come to know about geometry?
Jason Socrates Bardi shares the dramatic story of the moment when the tangible and easily understood world we live in gave way to the strange, mind-blowing world of relativity, curved space-time, and more.
Jason Socrates Bardi is a writer at the American Institute of Physics in College Park, MD. Author of The Calculus Wars (Basic Books, 2006) and The Fifth Postulate (John Wiley & Sons, 2009), he holds graduate degrees in molecular biophysics and science writing from Johns Hopkins University, and he has worked as a professional science writer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, The Scripps Research Institute, and the National Institutes of Health (NIAID).
Q&A with Jason Bardi
Meet Jason Socrates Bardi; he
defies pigeon-holing, in fact he's
quite the cross-discipline practitioner.
has just published his
second book, "The Fifth Postulate," about the march to the world of non-Euclidean geometry, and is at work on the next (you'll have to ask him the subject of the third).
first book, "The Calculus Wars" (read more about it in his Cogito
Interview) is about the battle between Newton and Leibniz over who could claim credit for the invention of calculus.
As you'll learn (if you haven't read any of his
work before), Jason
is a marvelous story-teller, weaving together history, science, math and today's realities.
Jason graduated from college with bachelor degrees in mathematics, physics and English.
He received a master's degree in molecular biophysics and another in science writing.
He's been a prolific writer - at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, then at the Scripps Research Institute, a press officer at NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) and is presently the Manager of Member Society Media Relations at the American Institute of Physics.
Read some of Jason's latest articles at http://biotopics.zampbioworld.org/tag/bardi
Read Jason's blog entries at http://trueslant.com/jasonbardi/
Cogito Interview: Jason Bardi, author of The Calculus Wars
Walking with Giants: Synopsis of "The Calculus Wars" by Jason S.Bardi