"Gloriously lucid" science writer

This scientist/writer has produced many research articles and books, and over 100 pop sci/tech articles and 7 books. My writing is accessible, fun and gets the science right! Can I do some for you?

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Camera Obscura, Science and Art


Quantum gravity

Quantum gravity


Bruce Munro brings 'Light' to the Atlanta Botanical Garden | Visual ...

Creating huge dazzling displays with plastic water bottles

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Physics World

Rooms With a View: Camera Obscura, Science and Art

Mar 2, 2015 ... Rooms with a view – Sidney Perkowitz explains how the camera obscura (“dark room”) and camera lucida (“luminous room”) are still relevant ......

The Conversation (Australia)

How close are we to actually becoming Martians?

We're on our way to Mars - or are we?


Light Dawns

Why does light have the speed it does?

Discover Magazine

The 5 Best and Worst Science-Based Movies of All Time ...

Nov 5, 2007 ... Picking the best and worst of anything will get you a lot of grief. So we applaud Sidney Perkowitz, an Emory University physics professor, for his ......


The Internet of Things: Totally New and A Hundred Years Old ...

Even the newest technology sometimes has old roots.

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Discover Magazine

In which I SEE and agree with Dustin Hoffman - Bad Astronomy

I’ve written a lot about science and scientists in movies. I have long hoped that real science would find its place in Hollywood, with TV shows and movies doing more to promote actual science and try to get it right. There’s been a lot of progress lately, with science advisors...

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Discover Magazine

Scientists to Hollywood: Please Break Only 1 Law of Physics Per Movie - Discoblog

“More science, less fiction” is the message from the scientific community to Hollywood, even as the sci-fi film Avatar continues to rake in cash at the box office. Physics professor Sidney Perkowitz took to the stage at last week’s meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to...

Physics World

Physics World July 2011 special issue on "Invisibility"

Sidney Perkowitz takes you on a whistle-stop tour of invisibility throughout the ages – from its appearance in Greek mythology to camouflaging tanks on the ......

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Physics World

One comment to The May 2015 issue of Physics World is now out

May 1, 2015 ... The most popular physics meme ever– In this month's Lateral Thoughts, Sidney Perkowitz looks at what's hot in physics. This entry was posted ......

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Physics World

Getting to the froth of the matter - physicsworld.com

Feb 2, 2012 ... ... importance of surface conditions in making foams," says Sidney Perkowitz, a professor at Emory University in the US and author of Universal ......

Physics World

Laser pioneer Charles Townes dies aged 99 - physicsworld.com

Jan 28, 2015 ... It includes "From ray-gun to Blu-ray", in which Sidney Perkowitz reviews how lasers are now inextricably entwined in our lives ......

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Physics World

How can you give yourself time to think?

Apr 1, 2014 ... There's also a bumper Feedback section, while in this month's Lateral Thoughts Sidney Perkowitz examines a strange tale about Jackson ......