I'm the author of "Black Bodies and Quantum Cats," "The Physics of the Buffyverse," and "The Calculus Diaries." I hold a black belt in jujitsu, and live in Los Angeles with a tall cosmologist named Sean.

Author Stories
May 11, 2010 03:39 AM ET
Tony Stark, the mega-rich superhero of the sci-fi sequel, builds his own particle accelerator at home. But is it possible? Yes (assuming he can cut a deal with his electricity provider).
Jan 5, 2010 05:28 PM ET
Just when the media hysteria over doomsday scenarios relating to the Large Hadron Collider has died down, along comes a visually stunning short film from L Studio called Rift that explores just what such a scenario might look like. It's described as "a surreal interpretation of Pandora's Box about a scientist whose failed experiment results [...]
Oct 28, 2009 05:32 PM ET
Just to ease the mental anguish inflicted by the "science of homeopathy" video, here's a fantastic musical mashup called "We Are All Connected" -- not in any vague, New Age-y way, just by the fact that we're all made of "star stuff" forged in the explosions of supernovae, as Carl Sagan so eloquently put it [...]
Nov 6, 2011 06:19 AM ET
Bosons and fermions are fundamental particles -- but the "anyon" could be the wild-child of the quantum world.
Nov 3, 2011 04:09 PM ET
Could the quantum vacuum of space act a bit like a metamaterial, creating a cosmic "superlens"? One physicist thinks so.
Nov 19, 2012 11:14 AM ET
Fortunately, the LHC doomsday hysteria has been soundly debunked... BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ZOMBIES?
Apr 5, 2012 01:16 AM ET
OPERA spokesperson Antonio Ereditato and experimental coordinator Dario Autiero, who were in the middle of the media circus surrounding the "faster-than-light" neutrino results, have stepped down.
Apr 12, 2011 04:34 AM ET
On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth. In a spectacular video recreating this historic event, we can now see, for the first time, what Gagarin saw.
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