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SciComm Power Couple Hanging out with SciAm and Read Science!

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I am very excited to announce the next SciAm/Read Science! collaboration. My cohost, Jeff, and I will feature two guests who are well known independently for their work in science communication, but together make a formidable power couple (of sorts)!

Naturally, I’m talking about SciAm’s own Jennifer Ouellette and Caltech physicist Sean M. Carroll.

Jennifer writes a blog here at SciAm, Cocktail Party Physics, where she explains physics and emphasizes how science intersects with popular culture. She has written four well received popular science books: “Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics”, “The Physics of the Buffyverse”, “The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse” and her latest, “Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self”

Sean is an astrophysicist at Caltech who maintains a blog called Preposterous Universe. He has two popular science books, “From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time” and “The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World”, which was the 2013 winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.

Join us with our highly articulate and telegenic guests on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1pm ET/10am PT for our Google Hangout on Air. You can join us right here on this page or at the Google Event Page.

In the meantime, you can watch Sean talk about the Higgs Boson on Sixty Symbols:


And watch Jennifer explaining WHY calculus is so important:


If you aren’t already, you can follow Jennifer on twitter at @JenLucPiquant and Sean at @seanmcarroll.

Joanne Manaster About the Author: Joanne Manaster is a university level cell and molecular biology lecturer with an insatiable passion for science outreach to all ages. Enjoy her quirky videos at, on twitter @sciencegoddess and on her Facebook page at JoanneLovesScience Follow on Twitter @sciencegoddess.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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