LAE is excited to launch a new series of Conversations in the Sciences and the Humanities. In this series, we invite a scientist and humanities scholar to discuss a topic that they both address in their work over a cup of coffee and a moderated conversation. We hope that these conversations will provide a forum to bridge the gap between science and humanities scholars as we all try to approach the environment and our place in it through our work. The first of these will feature Katja Lindskog (Yale English, Humanities) and Michelle Bell (Yale, FES) to discuss pollution. All conversations held at the New Haven Public Library (located on the New Haven Green).