Mark Alpert

Mark Alpert

Biography:

Mark Alpert, is a contributing editor at Scientific American. In his long journalism career he has specialized in explaining scientific ideas to readers, simplifying esoteric concepts such as extra dimensions and parallel universes. In his novels, Alpert weaves cutting-edge science into high-energy thrillers that elucidate real theories and technologies.

A lifelong science geek, Alpert majored in astrophysics at Princeton University and wrote his undergraduate thesis on the application of the theory of relativity to Flatland, a hypothetical universe with only two spatial dimensions. In 1998 Alpert joined the board of editors at Scientific American, where he edited feature articles for the magazine and wrote a column on exotic high-tech gadgets. Alpert lives in Manhattan with his wife and two non-robotic teenagers. He's a proud member of Scientific American's softball team, the Big Bangers.

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Past Shows:

  • Frontiers of Science / Detoxing & Health

    First Half: Author of numerous bestselling books, Mark Alpert is a contributing editor at Scientific American. His work has also appeared in Fortune Magazine, Popular Mechanics, and Playboy. He will discuss ideas emerging beyond string theory and the frontiers of fundamental...More »
  • When Technology Goes Wrong/ Open Lines

    Mark Alpert spoke on the dangers of science going too far. Followed by Open Lines in the latter half.More »

Last Night

Conflict Zones / Dream Potentials
Conflict Zones / Dream Potentials
First Half: Author and documentary filmmaker Robert Young Pelton is an iconoclast known for his entry into most of the world's conflicts over the last 25 years. He'll discuss current conflicts and how the outcomes will influence the US, as well as the changing structure of...
Art Bell Vault

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