MAKING THE CASE FOR SCIENCE
"Smashing Matters" Short Film and Website Released
Smashingmatters.org and Smashing Matters the film present the arguments for funding advanced scientific research. The video relies on interviews with scientists working on the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the last atom smasher operating in the U.S.
"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is a good as dead; his eyes are closed" - Albert Einstein
The most advanced form of research, called basic or fundamental science, produces the breakthroughs that change the world. From discovering the electron at the dawn of the 20th Century, to pioneering the technology inside MRIs and smart phones, game-changing innovations emerge from pure exploration.
Science also teaches us to be skeptical and to explore with an open mind. These lessons are valuable for all aspects of life and society. This is a message I want to deliver to as wide a swath of the population as possible.
My activities to engage and communicate with a non-scientific audience include making short films, working with artist and designers, participating in panel discussions, developing websites, writing popular articles, and giving public lectures.
If you are interested in working with me on engaging the public or if you would like to invite me to speak, then press that "contact me" button. Go ahead; press it.