Hub Talks with JOE SCHWARCZ PhD
Dr. Schwarcz is a prolific author, columnist, radio host, and amateur magician. He is well known for his media appearances and is an informative and engaging speaker, promoting public scientific literacy. He has been known to spice up his presentations with a little magic!
He is the Director is McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, whose mission is to “separate sense from nonsense”, to counter misinformation and pseudoscience.
He has received numerous awards and honorary degrees for teaching chemistry and interpreting science to the public.
Description of Talk:
Aging: Fact and Fancy
Everybody wants to live long but nobody wants to get old. Can science solve this conundrum? What are we to make of claims that suggest that the secret of longevity lies in human growth hormone injections or some dietary supplement? Can testosterone or estrogen keep us young? Can we live longer just by eating less? Are antioxidants like beta carotene or vitamin E the key to happy golden years? A look at the science behind these questions can be a real eye-opener!