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- The author of Skulls in the Stars is an associate professor of physics, specializing in optical science, at UNC Charlotte. The blog covers topics in physics and optics, the history of science, classic pulp fantasy and horror fiction, and the surprising intersections between these areas.
- Now have a social justice scientist crush on Kathleen Lonsdale, whose 1971 "women in science" lecture is amazing. 2 hours ago
- Dayum.,This old lecture by Kathleen Lonsdale on "women in science" is politely SHREDDING the men. #JustifiedMisandry 2 hours ago
- Also interesting: around 1810, there was a big push in UK to involve women in science. Seems to have reversed around 1830s. 2 hours ago
- Circa 1810, when chemist Humphry Davy gave popular lectures on science, tickets were scalped at 5 to 10 times original price. #rockstar 3 hours ago
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While in Rochester, NY for the Frontiers in Optics 2010 meeting of the Optical Society of America, the wife and I had a little free time available to take a tour of the lovely and venerable Mount Hope Cemetery. Founded … Continue reading
Last weekend, the wife and I celebrated our first-year wedding anniversary by taking a 3-day trip to Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is one of those rare American cities that has maintained a significant portion of its historic neighborhood, and this neighborhood … Continue reading
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) is one of the most influential horror authors people have never heard of. He was a direct inspiration to most of the leading horror voices of this generation, including Stephen King and Ramsey Campbell.