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For Good Times in Marietta, Ohio and Ann Arbor Michigan.

March 23, 2010

The Newtonpalooza rolls on.

If tonight (Tuesday, March 23)  you happen to be in the vicinity of Marietta College (in Marietta, Ohio), I’ll be giving the Krause Lecture at 7:30 in the Alma McDonough Auditorium on campus (number 7 on the campus map).  The subject — Isaac Newton, and what his not-so-secret history as a cop tells you about the man and the scientific revolution as it was lived on the spot.

And if you happen to be in the neighborhood of the University of Michigan tomorrow, Wed. 24 March, I’ll be talking to the Physics Colloquium on much the same subject at four p.m in room 340 in West Hall.  (Campus building search utility here.)

Come one, come all.

Image:  John Leech, from: The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott A Beckett: “Cicero denouncing Cataline” c. 1850

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For Good Times in Cambridge and in Princeton: More Newton and the Counterfeiter Goodness This Week

October 5, 2009

Just in case you had nothing to do with your copious spare time and wanted to hear something about Isaac Newton’s little known career as a cop and a death penalty prosecutor (detailed in that book, Newton and the Counterfeiter…(Amazon, Powells, Barnes and Noble,Indiebound and  across the pond at Amazon.co.uk, Waterstones, Blackwells, Borders,John Smith & Son)…that dedicated readers of this blog will recall having heard about once or twice)…you can come hear me talk about it tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6 at MIT.  Event details are here, but the short form is that I’ll be speaking in building 6, room 120 (6-120 in MIT-speak) at 7 p.m.

For those of you who hang a bit further south, I’ll be talking on the same theme  later this week (a little more briefly, which could be a good thing) at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, New Jersey. That’ll be on Thursday, October 8 at 5:30.  Done by 6:30, leaving plenty of time to soak in the delights of that town whose inhabitants were characterized by Albert Einstein, unkindly, “as a quaint and ceremonious village of puny demigods on stilts.” You can find the event details here.

Books good! Conversation about books, better!

Image:  Grave of Devereux Plantagenet Cockburn, late of the Royal Scots Greys, 2nd Dragoons, and first born son of Sir W.S.R. Cockburn Bart. N.S. at Cimitero Acattolico di Roma.