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December 2011 and early 2012 -- Gave a series of public lectures in India as part of the year-long 125th-birthday celebration of Ramanujan, subject of The Man Who Knew Infinity. These took place in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and New Delhi. In Chennai, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, in the presence of the prime minister of India, honored me with a scroll acknowledging the impact of the book. In Bangalore, I gave a two-day workshop on science writing.

August, 2010 -- Faux Real published in paperback by University of Pennsylvania Press.

2009 -- Recipient of IEEE award for “distinguished literary contributions" bearing "on science, technology and engineering and their place in the world.”

2008 -- The Man Who Knew Infinity issued in a Greek edition by Travlos.

April, 2008 -- Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for my upcoming book about Ireland's Great Blasket Island.

2007 -- The Man Who Knew Infinity published in audio form by Blackstone.

2007 -- A Thai edition of The Man Who Knew Infinity brought out by Matichon.

January, 2007 -- "Taylorism Up Close and Personal," review of Hugh G. Aitken's Taylorism at Watertown Arsenal, appears in Technology and Culture.

May 15, 2006, MIT -- panel discussion following staged reading of Partition, by Ira Hauptmann, play based on life of Ramanujan

March 8, 2006 -- History Channel's "Modern Marvels: Leather," on-air interview

October 8, 2005, Portland, Oregon -- National Coalition of Independent Scholars and Northwest Independent Scholars Association joint conference, keynote address

August, 2005 -- "The Science Essay" in Field Guide for Science Writers, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, edited by Deborah Blum, Robin Marantz Henig, and Mary Knudson

May 7, 2005, MIT -- Media in Transition 4: The Work of Stories, "Narratives of Science," panel with Alan Lightman and Thomas Levenson

March, 2005 -- The One Best Way came out in a new paperback edition from MIT Press

March 2005, Venice -- Matematica e Cultura 2005 conference, lecture, "The Biography of a Mathematician," published as "Un saggio su Ramanujan," in Matematica e Cultura 2006, edited by Michele Emmer, Springer, 2006

December 2004 -- named to advisory council, Princeton Research Forum

November 2, 2003, Genoa -- Festival della Scienza, "L'uomo che vide l'infinito," lecture on Ramanujan

2003 -- New Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, article on Srinivasa Ramanujan