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Joseph A. Schwarcz
Dr. Joseph A. Schwarcz, known to his students, and many via his science popularization efforts as Dr. Joe, is a doctor of chemistry and professor at McGill University and Vanier College (CEGEP) in Montreal, Quebec. He is known through his many books, weekly column in the Montreal Gazette, weekly radio show on CJAD 800 , and frequent segments on the Discovery Channel Canada. He has also had a show on Discovery Canada in the past. Dr. Joe is of Hungarian extraction, and has open classes to the public discussing science and chemistry in modern life, such as the chemistry of the kitchen, cooking, bathroom, cleaning products, and wine. Dr. Joe is an amateur magician, and does debunking of supernatural claims during his many presentations, and magic acts to show how the supernatural can be done with the ordinary, with a scientific explaination to boot. Uri Geller, the mentalist, is a common target for debunking. He is the winner of the American Chemical Society's Stack-Grady Award for interpreting science to the public.
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