ISCC Webinar with Kai Kupferschmidt: Blue - Science of Nature's Rarest Color

  • 23 Apr 2024
  • 2:00 PM
  • Virtual


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The color blue has challenged scientists for as long as they have investigated the natural world. From trying to isolate the blue of the cornflower or producing a blue rose to investigating why the word for “blue” appears to come particularly late in most languages: In his talk Kai Kupferschmidt will delve into the history and mysteries of the scientific investigation of how nature makes blue and how humans talk about it.


Kai Kupferschmidt is a science journalist based in Berlin. He has worked as a freelance editor and writer for numerous German newspapers and is a contributing correspondent for Science Magazine. Kai has been fascinated by the color blue since he was a child and has written a book called “Blue: The Science and Secrets of Nature’s Rarest Color”, that has been translated into several languages. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Media Prize of the German Aids Foundation and the NIHCM Trade Journalism Award (shared with Gretchen Vogel). He is currently an MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow focusing on misinformation and still discovering new things about the color blue.

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