The rise of the new celebrity scientists

Are you wondering how a biopic about a scientist, The Theory of Everything, garnered five Oscar nominations – or even got made in the first place? American University’s School of Communication professor Declan Fahy explains it all in his latest book, The New Celebrity Scientists: Out of the Lab and Into the Limelight. Declan Fahy profiles eight celebrity scientists and investigates how they achieved celebrity in the United States and internationally.