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7 Pioneers of Science Communication

Science is a tricky thing to explain to the general public. The concepts get bogged down in technical details and theory, and the takeaways are difficult to summarize in bite-sized nuggets -- meaning, it’s hard to make non-scientists care about science because it’s almost un-tweetable. Thankfully, there are science communicators out there who are making it work. The most famous was Carl Sagan, an enormously influential science advocate. In honor of his birthday on November 9, we Read more...


Top 10 Aspiring Astronauts Under 20

With all the possibilities of discovery and exploration in our solar system (and beyond!), it takes a very special kind of person to go out there and do it. Those people are astronauts. They are at the front lines of space exploration, carrying the best of mankind with them as they travel to parts unknown. While they certainly have the right stuff, it is anything but easy to join their ranks. Thankfully, there are plenty of young people who want to try, and – as one of them told us Read more...


By FP Staff Category : People

The Edge of the Sky with Roberto Trotta

Roberto Trotta (@R_Trotta) is a theoretical astrophysicist at Imperial College London, where his research is about dark matter, dark energy and the early Universe. A passionate science communicator, Roberto is also an STFC Public Engagement Fellow. We have spoken to him about his first book for the public, The Edge of the Sky: All you need to know about the All-There-Is (Basic Books), which was published in September 2014 to great acclaim. Named by Brain Pickings as Read more...


By Eva Infeld Category : People

My Grandfather and Einstein

"The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science." Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld, The Evolution of Physics, 1938 When The Evolution of Physics was released, it made headlines. A rare science bestseller, it had some Read more...


By M J Category : People

Chatting Astronomy with Kai Staats

What Caused You To Leave The Business World And Begin Studying Mathematics? If when I was at the University or even my first few years out, you had asked me what I would be doing in the 2000s, I would have never guessed Linux OS and High Performance Computing systems. In 1995 I started a graphic design firm which evolved to offer website development services. Through the construction of Linux-on-Mac web servers (and a story I wrote which found its way to the home page of Apple.com) I Read more...

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Chair of the Education and Public Outreach Committee, LIGO and Associate Professor of Physics, Columbia University
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