Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Hedy Lamar Book Launch Party

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet savvy scientist and inventor Hedy Lamarr, also known for her career as a glamorous international movie star. Dubbed “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World,” Hedy actually preferred spending time creating inventions in her workshop to strutting down the red carpet. Hedy co-invented the technology know as frequency hopping, which turned out to be one of the most important Meet savvy scientist and inventor Hedy Lamarr, also known for her career as a glamorous international movie star. Dubbed “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World,” Hedy actually preferred spending time creating inventions in her workshop to strutting down the red carpet. Hedy co-invented the technology know as frequency hopping, which turned out to be one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century! Today’s cell phone, computers, and other electronic devices would be more vulnerable to hacking without the groundbreaking system discovered by a world-famous actress and gifted inventor.
When she isn’t writing author Laurie Wallmark teaches computer science at Raritan Valley Community College. Her debut picture book, Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine (Creston Books, 2017), received four starred trade reviews (Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal) and many national awards such as Outstanding Science Trade Book and Cook Prize Honor Book.
Her second picture book biography, Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (Sterling Children’s Books) received a Kirkus star and a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal.
She lives in Ringoes NJ with her husband and has two grown daughters who live in the Boston area.

Details

Date:
February 10, 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , , , ,

Organizer

The Book Garden
Phone:
908-996-2022
Email:
Website:
www.bookgarden.biz

Venue

The Book Garden
Phone:
908-996-2022
28 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ, NJ 08825 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
www.bookgarden.biz