"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
Scientists are now able to manipulate matter at a molecular level and are working to create tiny mechanisms that have the potential to bring about the next technological revolution. A panel talks about the technology and how it could transform a range of scientific fields.
- James Ellenbogan principal scientist, nanosystems group, Mitre Corporation
- Ellen Williams physics professor at University of Maryland
- Don Eigler IBM Almaden Research Center
- Carlo Montemagno professor of bioengineering at Cornell University
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