Alan Alda http://wmub.org en Alan Alda asks "What is Time?" http://wmub.org/post/alan-alda-asks-what-time <p>Award-winning actor and director <a href="http://www.alanalda.com/"><strong>Alan Alda</strong> </a>has a passion for science, and more specifically, how to help scientists better communicate with students and the public of all ages. He founded the <strong><a href="http://www.centerforcommunicatingscience.org/">Center for Communicating Science</a> at Stony Brook University</strong> for this reason, and created a yearly contest where scientists are asked to explain a concept so that an 11 year old can understand it. The <a href="http://www.centerforcommunicatingscience.org/the-flame-challenge-2/"><strong>Flame Challenge</strong></a> is judged by thousands of 11 year olds, and this year’s topic is <strong>What is Time</strong>? Alan Alda spent a few minutes on the phone with Dean Regas talking about how his love of science began, and his goals for this contest, in this month’s <strong>Looking Up.</strong></p><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 05:31:25 +0000 Dean Regas 7634 at http://wmub.org Alan Alda asks "What is Time?"