I’m very excited — this morning my first popular science article written for a magazine appeared online! “Visions of invisibility in fiction” appears in the July/August issue of Optics & Photonics News, the news magazine of the Optical Society of America. The two-page article talks about how fiction writers “scientifically” explained invisibility and how well their explanations compare with modern concepts.
This is also noteworthy in that it was an opportunity that came about entirely because of my blog writing! If anyone tells you that blogging doesn’t lead to any tangible benefits, I now have evidence that they’re wrong.
I’m not sure if the article is open-access for all to read; I can send you a copy if you can’t access it.
The link takes you to a login page… Sounds like an interesting article though. Congrats!
Congratulations! Sounds like you got to combine your interests in optics and fantastic fiction — well done.
Thanks! Yep, it was a perfect marriage of my blog interests.
Okay, so I guess you don’t want us to read it?
Send me an email, and I’ll send you a copy! 🙂
I don’t see how to do that. It would be more efficient anyway for you to post the file somewhere on the Web and post a link to it here. If you announce an interesting paper, you should make it available to everyone. If you don’t want it generally accessible, then don’t announce it. Doesn’t that make sense to you?
Um, I *can’t* post it — it is copyrighted. As for announcing it, it’s *my* blog, and I like to use my blog to describe interesting stuff that happens related to my career. I’m not sure why this would be so offensive to you.