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Three’s Company, Two’s a Crowd: Meet the Efimov Effect

The coat of arms of a 15th century Italian noble family by the name of Borromeo featured three interlocking circles. Among the many interpretations, it can be said to represent the inter-marriages that had bound the Borromeos inseparably to two other noble families — a strong, stable alliance that served the family well over many [...]..

May 27, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: May 17, 2014

Physics Week in Review: May 17, 2014

By a quirk of the calendar, this week’s linkfest falls on my birthday. And the Internet gave me an early gift: I made a list — Eight of Twitter’s coolest geeks.

May 17, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: May 10, 2014

Physics Week in Review: May 10, 2014

Wednesday night I joined Jon Ronson, Carl Zimmer, Ophira Eisenberg, and Sarah Schlesinger in Brooklyn to tell stories in celebration of the Story Collider’s fourth anniversary.

May 10, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: May 3, 2014

Physics Week in Review: May 3, 2014

Jen-Luc Piquant was transfixed along with everyone else this week over those beached dead whales in Newfoundlound: will they or won’t they explode?

May 3, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Biofeedback and the Bard: Alexis Kirke Debuts “Conducting Shakespeare”

Biofeedback and the Bard: Alexis Kirke Debuts “Conducting Shakespeare”

To be or not to be? Audiences have thrilled to these immortal lines for centuries, identifying with Hamlet's existential dilemma. William Shakespeare was a master at evoking powerful emotions in people, and now audience members have the chance to influence a performance in turn, via various biofeedback techniques...

May 2, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: April 26, 2014

It was a busy week on the shameless self-promotion front. I chatted with Sonali Kolhatkar of Uprising Rradio (KPFK) about my book, Me, Myself and Why — there’s even video.

April 26, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: April 19, 2014

Physics Week in Review: April 19, 2014

This week fans of the night sky and space exploration celebrated the Birth of Human Spaceflight, with Yuri’s Night. Related (kinda): “You can’t take the sky from me.” The First Instagram From Space Is Of An Astronaut In A Firefly T-Shirt...

April 19, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: April 12, 2014

Physics Week in Review: April 12, 2014

There were several physics news items this week, coming on the heels of the APS April Meeting in Savannah Georgia. Like a BOSS: Astronomers make the most precise measurement yet of the expanding universe...

April 12, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

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