James Michelin Distinguished Visitors Program

Monday, October 9, 2023
7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Dabney Hall, Lounge
The Possibilities: On Weaving Science into Fiction
Yael Goldstein-Love, Novelist,
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Author of The Passion of Tasha Darsky (2008) and The Possibilities (2023) Yael Goldstein-Love will visit Caltech for a reading from her latest novel followed by a conversation with novelist and lecturer in creative writing Edan Lepucki. Goldstein-Love will discuss how science fiction gave her the right metaphor for capturing the psychological experience of becoming a mother, how she struggled to ensure that the physics and neuroscience in the book were always in service of the story rather than the other way around, and why having to use a many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics instead of a hidden variables model almost led her to abandon the project.

For more information, please contact Joanna Poon by phone at 626-395-1724 or by email at jpoon@caltech.edu.