Paraspar Talk at SV Narasaiah Auditorium, IAP

Paraspar, an initiative of the Office of Communications (OoC) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), is a platform for conversations about knowledge systems, particularly science.



Invites you to a lecture on

Telling Book-Length Stories

Abstract: For storytellers, finding ideas for stories that can span a book is a challenge. In this talk, Anil will talk about the process behind each of his four books–The Edge of Physics (cosmology and astrophysics), The Man Who Wasn’t There (neuroscience, neuropsychology and philosophy of mind), Through Two Doors at Once (quantum physics) and Why Machines Learn (mathematics of modern artificial intelligence). Where did the ideas come from? What made the stories capable of filling a book? For each book, he will briefly talk about the reporting, writing and editing involved to bring the ideas to fruition.

Speaker: Anil Ananthaswamy

Science Writer & Author

Venue: SV Narasaiah Auditorium

Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics (IAP), IISc

Date: 4 April 2024 (Thursday)

Time: 4.00 pm

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All are welcome

For any queries, please contact Bitasta Das (, Office of Communications, Indian Institute of Science.

Please find the recordings of the previous Paraspar lectures here: