He was destined to become a rabbi before switching to biology. Since then, Jack Cohen has worked and taught at Harvard, Birmingham, Warwick and Durham with a focus on reproductive biology and evolutionary theory. He is the author, with Ian Stewart and Terry Pratchett, of the “Science of Discworld” book series, which brings together fantasy stories with serious scientific discourses on the nature of knowledge or the history of science.Last updated on 19.07.2013
Jack Cohen occupies a peculiar position among scientists: In addition to his scholarly work, he has published several books in collaboration with the fantasy author Terry Pratchett. Cohen sat down with Martin Eiermann to discuss the link between science and science fiction, the nature of knowledge, and the decline of university education.