“Scientist and the Poet” @ Redfield
When: Fri Sep 20th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Where: Redfield Auditorium | 45 Water Street | Woods Hole
Hosts poet Katherine Coles and scientist Alice Alpert who will present “The Scientist and the Poet – A Brief Encounter Amid Antarctic Ice” on Friday, September 20, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. Alice Alpert, a graduate student in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, studies what the chemistry of coral skeletons can tell us about the ocean in the past. Before coming to WHOI, she worked in Antarctica as a lab technician. There she met poet Katharine Coles, whose visit was sponsored by the National Science Foundation as part of a program to bring artists and writers to the forbidding continent. Coles’ book of poems based on that experience, The Earth Is Not Flat, was just published by Red Hen Press. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.