MAKING THE CASE FOR SCIENCE
"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is a good as dead; his eyes are closed" -Albert Einstein
Basic 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 have included making short films, 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.
Smashing Matters Short Film and Website Released
Smashingmatters.org and Smashing Matters the film present the arguments for funding advanced scientific research. The film relies on interviews with scientists working on the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the last atom smasher operating in the U.S.
MORE OF MY PROJECTS AS AN AMBASSADOR FOR SCIENCE
On the Future Well Made with Michael Walthemathe, Paul Levinson, moderated by Tom Klinkowstein.
A public lecture.
An animated film and website about the acoustics of the relativistic nuclear collisions at RHIC, the US atom smasher. In collaboration with Alex Doig (Pratt) and Paul Sorensen (Brookhaven)
Filming members of the STAR collaboration during a BBQ event.
Conducting interviews with physicists working on the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven Lab. On the photo crew members Justin Eure and Lourenca Alencar.