About the Author

Dr Joe Schwarcz


Joe Schwarcz is one of Canada's foremost educators and is well known for his informative and entertaining public lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging.  He has received numerous awards for teaching chemistry and for interpreting science for the public. "Dr. Joe" appears regularly on the Canadian Discovery Channel and has a weekly radio phone-in show as well as a newspaper column entitled "The Right Chemistry." He also writes feature stories for the Washington Post on the role of chemistry in everyday life.  Dr. Schwarcz has just been named Director of McGill University's new "Office for Chemistry and Society." He lives in Montreal with his wife and three daughters and a cat that affords ample opportunity for research into the science of stain removal.