Clips

Below are a few of the things I’ve written, by alphabetical publication, and then in a rough descending chronological order. A journalist’s lazy CV, if you will.


APS News 

Michael Fisher 1931-2021

Myriam Sarachik 1933-2021

Neutron Lifetime Measurement Could Help Probes of the Standard Model

December 1945: Introduction of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946

October 1972: Publication of Discovery of Superfluid Helium-3

Steven Weinberg 1933-2021

Neil Ashcroft 1938-2021

Jack Steinberger 1921-2020

Physics Departments Ditch the GRE in Bid for Equity

Preprints Make Inroads Outside of Physics

John Robert Schrieffer 1931-2019

Murray Gell-Mann 1929-2019

African Light Source Garners Critical Political Backing

Shoucheng Zhang 1963-2018

Leon Lederman 1922-2018

IEEE Spectrum

How Much Has Quantum Computing Actually Advanced?

Self-Driving Microscopes to Navigate the Nanoscale

Has Fusion Really Had Its “Wright Brothers” Moment?

Cornell’s Prototype Low-Energy Particle Accelerator Completes Key Test

Li-Fi Scrubs Into the Operating Room

Hakai

The Unexpected Upsides of the Hole in Fire Island

High Country News

A vigil about the true cost of family separation

Literary Review of Canada

Name Drop

Nature News

Google AI beats top human players at strategy game StarCraft II

Nautilus

Why Cassini Is Ending Its Life with a Kamikaze Plunge

Astronomy Has Just Gained a New Sense

This Crystal Mimics Learning and Forgetting

PBS Spacetime (scripts)

Why Magnetic Monopoles SHOULD Exist

Why the Muon g-2 Results Are So Exciting!

Can Future Colliders Break the Standard Model?

Solving Quantum Cryptography

Navigating with Quantum Entanglement

Building Black Holes in a Lab

Physics

Laser Propagating through Air Sets Stability Record

Windbreaks May Improve Wind Farm Power

Surface Effect Contributes to Small Structures’ Surprising Strength

Compression of Tumors Causes Drug Resistance

How to Measure Superheavy Spectra

Focus: Microscopic Theory for Peeling Tape

The Era of Anomalies

Protocol

Intel, Microsoft and Google’s quest to control complex quantum computers

Quantum computers won’t break encryption just yet

Quanta

Euler’s 243-Year-Old ‘Impossible’ Puzzle Gets a Quantum Solution

Science Magazine

Physicists create a quantum refrigerator that cools with an absence of light

Science News Science News for Students

‘Schrödinger’s Web’ offers a sneak peek at the quantum internet

This bionic mushroom makes electricity

Sound ways — literally — to move and filter things

Silver nanoparticles help fight brain-eating amoebas

Meet the speedsters of the plant world

Heat waves are roasting reefs, but some corals may be resilient

Birds get their internal compass from this newly ID’d eye protein

To hear the beat, your brain may think about moving to it

The wiring for walking developed long before fish left the sea

Baby macaques are the first primates to be cloned like Dolly the Sheep

Massive dust storms are robbing Mars of its water

Pollution is endangering the future of astronomy

Scientific American

ArXiv.org Reaches a Milestone and a Reckoning

Why the Physics Nobel Honored Climate Science and Complex Systems

China Is Pulling Ahead in Global Quantum Race, New Studies Suggest

Scientists Supersize Quantum Effects with Entangled Drum Duet

Long-Awaited Muon Measurement Boosts Evidence for New Physics

Unexplained Results Intrigue Physicists at World’s Largest Particle Collider

Physicists Need to Be More Careful with How They Name Things

Light-Based Quantum Computer Exceeds Fastest Classical Supercomputers

Nobel Prize Work Took Black Holes from Fantasy to Fact

Possibility of Dark Bosons Entices Physicists

Higgs Boson Gives Next-Generation Particle Its Heft

Direct Proof of Dark Matter May Lurk at Low-Energy Frontiers

Pi in the Sky: General Relativity Passes the Ratio’s Test

Japan Inches Forward with Plans to Host Next Big Particle Collider

MICE Cold: Collaboration Demonstrates Muon Ionization Cooling

Quantum Computer Made from Photons Achieves a New Record

Smartphone Data Show Voters in Black Neighborhoods Wait Longer

“Qutrit” Experiments Are a First in Quantum Teleportation

Japan Delays Decision for Hosting Next Big Particle Collider

symmetry/Fermilab

The second quantum revolution

Are leptons all alike?

The many paths of muon math

Nobel awarded for theoretical cosmology, exoplanet discovery

Gravity’s waterfall

The potential of plasma wakefield acceleration

Conjuring ghost trains for safety

Researchers face engineering puzzle

A new model for standards

Quirks of the arXiv

A brief etymology of particle physics

Mobile Neutrino Lab makes its debut

QuarkNet brings particle physics to African schoolrooms

Awards will fund quantum sensor technology for dark matter searches

Looking back: communication at Fermilab over 50 years

Sleuths use bubbles to look for WIMPs

Undark

In YouTube ‘Edutainment,’ Minimal Control for Scientific Accuracy

Diversifying Peer Review by Adding Junior Scientists

Other

In memoriam: Philip Anderson