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Randall Munroe - 'How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems' (Sold Out)

  • 1070 Partners Way Raleigh, NC, 27606 United States (map)

This event will be held at the Hunt Library. Tickets are sold out, but a waitlist can be joined on Eventbrite via the 'Buy Tickets' link

The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer

By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. As he did so brilliantly in What If?, Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. Full of clever infographics and amusing illustrations, How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.

Randall Munroe is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer, the science question-and-answer blog What If, and the popular webcomic xkcd. A former NASA roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw comics on the internet full-time. He lives in Massachusetts.

Munroe will be in conversation with Katie Mack (a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack), astrophysicist, cosmologist, freelance science writer, and connoisseur of cosmic catastrophes. She is Assistant Professor of Physics at North Carolina State University. Her book, The End of Everything, will be out next year.

Co-sponsored by the NC State Friends of the Library.

Event date:

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address:

James B. Hunt Jr. Library

1070 Partners Way

Raleigh, NC 27606

Earlier Event: September 8
Writers Coffeehouse Discussion Group
Later Event: October 9
Open Discussion Project