Past Book Club Picks
Hosted by Dr. Melanie Masterton Sherazi
Dr. Sherazi is a Postdoctoral Instructor of American literature at Caltech focusing on the mixed-genre cultural work produced by African American writers and artists in postware Rome, often in collaboration with Italian filmmakers and artists.
The disappearing spoon: And other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements
Hosted by Professor Tom Miller
Professor Miller develops theoretical and computational methods to understand a variety of molecular processes.
I contain Multitudes: the Microbes within us and a grander view of life
Hosted by Henry Schreiber, IV
Dr. Henry Schreiber focuses on how psychiatric illnesses, such as depression, alter the gut microbiome and the immune system in a way that makes those patients more likely to suffer gastrointestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease.
Black hole blues and other songs from outer space
Hosted by Professor Alan Weinstein
Professor Weinstein's research focuses on the search for gravitational waves (GWs) using the Advanced LIGO detectors, within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
Hosted by Sue Finley, Human Computer. Rocket Girl. Test Engineer at NASA: JPL. NASA's longest serving woman.
Sue Finley began working at NASA, JPL in 1958 as a "human computer," doing complex math for engineers in the space program. She moved into Fortran computer programming at the dawn of the computer age, and has seen and done it all during her 50+ years at JPL, where she continues to work to this day as a test engineer for the Deep Space Network.