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George Johnson

Award-winning Science Journalist, Author of "The Cancer Chronicles"

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 George Johnson Biography

George Johnson writes regularly about science for The New York Times, including the monthly column Raw Data. He has also written for National Geographic, Slate, Discover, Scientific American, Wired, and The Atlantic, and his work has been included in The Best American Science Writing. A former Alicia Patterson fellow, he has received awards from PEN and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and his books were twice finalists for the Royal Society’s book prize. He is a co-host of Science Faction on bloggingheads.tv.

The author of nine books, George Johnson’s most recent work The Cancer Chronicles takes a provocative and intellectually vibrant look at recent advances in the war on cancer. Born out of personal struggle – Johnson’s wife was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer – he plunged himself into a study of the disease, unearthing surprising changes in science’s understanding of the causes of cancer, with dietary and environmental toxins taking a lesser role.

Johnson regularly speaks at universities, scientific associations, and public lecture series. He is co-founder and co-director of The Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop.

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The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery (Vintage)

The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery (Vintage)

The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries)

Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries)

A Shortcut Through Time: The Path to the Quantum Computer

A Shortcut Through Time: The Path to the Quantum Computer

Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics

Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics

Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics

Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics

Speaking Topics
  • Jurassic Cancer

    We think of cancer as a modern disease—a scourge of civilization brought on by synthetic chemicals and processed foods. But cancer has been with us since the beginning. In this lecture, George Johnson tells of the first evidence of cancer in prehistoric human ancestors and of a Jurassic period dinosaur with the disease. He shows that cancer, an unfortunate evolutionary tradeoff, is inevitable. We evolved from single-celled creatures, flourishing in the primordial waters, into creatures with trillions of cells—all under tight control. There is always the chance that one of them will break from the pack and revert to its primitive form and start evolving on its own. With a more realistic understanding of cancer, we can celebrate medicine's successes while realizing that there is only so much we can do.

  • The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

    Science in the twenty-first century has become industrialized. The experiments so often acclaimed in the newspapers—sequencing the genome, proving the existence of the top quark, discovering a new planet by analyzing the wobble of a distant star—cost millions of dollars and research teams that have grown to the size of corporations. But until very recently, the most earthshaking science came from individual pairs of hands. These experiments were designed and conducted with such straightforward elegance that they deserve to be called beautiful. Johnson, author of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments, brings us back to the days when a single mind confronting the unknown could uncover a new law of the universe.

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Award-winning Science Journalist, Author of "The Cancer Chronicles"

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George Johnson Biography

George Johnson writes regularly about science for The New York Times, including the monthly column Raw Data. He has also written for National Geographic, Slate, Discover, Scientific American, Wired, and The Atlantic, and his work has been included in The Best American Science Writing. A former Alicia Patterson fellow, he has received awards from PEN and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and his books were twice finalists for the Royal Society’s book prize. He is a co-host of Science Faction on bloggingheads.tv.

The author of nine books, George Johnson’s most recent work The Cancer Chronicles takes a provocative and intellectually vibrant look at recent advances in the war on cancer. Born out of personal struggle – Johnson’s wife was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer – he plunged himself into a study of the disease, unearthing surprising changes in science’s understanding of the causes of cancer, with dietary and environmental toxins taking a lesser role.

Johnson regularly speaks at universities, scientific associations, and public lecture series. He is co-founder and co-director of The Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop.

George Johnson Videos

  • George Johnson at the Wistar Institute

George Johnson Books

George Johnson Speaking Topics

  • Jurassic Cancer

    We think of cancer as a modern disease—a scourge of civilization brought on by synthetic chemicals and processed foods. But cancer has been with us since the beginning. In this lecture, George Johnson tells of the first evidence of cancer in prehistoric human ancestors and of a Jurassic period dinosaur with the disease. He shows that cancer, an unfortunate evolutionary tradeoff, is inevitable. We evolved from single-celled creatures, flourishing in the primordial waters, into creatures with trillions of cells—all under tight control. There is always the chance that one of them will break from the pack and revert to its primitive form and start evolving on its own. With a more realistic understanding of cancer, we can celebrate medicine's successes while realizing that there is only so much we can do.

  • The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

    Science in the twenty-first century has become industrialized. The experiments so often acclaimed in the newspapers—sequencing the genome, proving the existence of the top quark, discovering a new planet by analyzing the wobble of a distant star—cost millions of dollars and research teams that have grown to the size of corporations. But until very recently, the most earthshaking science came from individual pairs of hands. These experiments were designed and conducted with such straightforward elegance that they deserve to be called beautiful. Johnson, author of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments, brings us back to the days when a single mind confronting the unknown could uncover a new law of the universe.

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  • How to book George Johnson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like George Johnson for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for George Johnson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for George Johnson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book George Johnson?

    Booking fees for George Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire George Johnson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for George Johnson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like George Johnson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book George Johnson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent George Johnson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for George Johnson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

George Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book George Johnson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. George Johnson generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jonathan Sandys, Ken Denmead, Sheri Fink, Sherry Lansing and Derek B. Lowe. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling George Johnson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

George Johnson Speaker Videos

  • George Johnson at the Wistar Institute

George Johnson Speaking Topics

  • Jurassic Cancer

    We think of cancer as a modern disease—a scourge of civilization brought on by synthetic chemicals and processed foods. But cancer has been with us since the beginning. In this lecture, George Johnson tells of the first evidence of cancer in prehistoric human ancestors and of a Jurassic period dinosaur with the disease. He shows that cancer, an unfortunate evolutionary tradeoff, is inevitable. We evolved from single-celled creatures, flourishing in the primordial waters, into creatures with trillions of cells—all under tight control. There is always the chance that one of them will break from the pack and revert to its primitive form and start evolving on its own. With a more realistic understanding of cancer, we can celebrate medicine's successes while realizing that there is only so much we can do.

  • The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

    Science in the twenty-first century has become industrialized. The experiments so often acclaimed in the newspapers—sequencing the genome, proving the existence of the top quark, discovering a new planet by analyzing the wobble of a distant star—cost millions of dollars and research teams that have grown to the size of corporations. But until very recently, the most earthshaking science came from individual pairs of hands. These experiments were designed and conducted with such straightforward elegance that they deserve to be called beautiful. Johnson, author of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments, brings us back to the days when a single mind confronting the unknown could uncover a new law of the universe.

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