Past Appearances/ Talks

An incomplete list of selected appearances/ speaking engagements in recent years, to give a sense of the kind of thing I regularly do:

Public Talks, Panel Discussions, etc.:

“Secret Science Club: Particle Fever,” guest scientist for a showing of the documentary Particle Fever; answered audience questions before and after the movie. October 25, 2014, organized by the Secret Science Club, hosted at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.

“Discovering Your Inner Scientist,” talk for the Bristol Festival of Ideas. August 13, 2014, at the Institute of Physics in Bristol, UK.

“What to Tell Your Dog About Einstein,” talk for “Physics Days” at the Space Center Houston. May 1-2, 2014, Space Center Houston, TX. (Blog post, with slides.)

“Quantum Crosswords,” talk at the TED@NYC talent search in New York. (TED hasn’t posted video, but it’s the same material as this video). October 8, 2013, Joe’s Pub in Manhattan.

“What Every Dog Should Know About Quantum Physics,” talk at the opening of the Quantum Nano Center at the University of Waterloo. (Video, with some minor technical issues regarding the slides) September 29, 2012, in Waterloo, Ontario.

“Bridging Worlds,” panel discussion at the opening of the Quantum Nano Center at the University of Waterloo (Video of the panel) September 29, 2012 in Waterloo, Ontario.

Science Communication, Science Education:

“Talking to My Dog About Science: Why Public Communication of Science Matters, and How Social Media Can Help,” colloquium talk at the University of Binghamton. December 9, 2013, in Binghamton, NY. (Also many other places, under more or less the same title…)

“What Physics Knowledge Is Assessed in TIMSS Advanced 2008?,” AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, February 2011. (APS News writeup)

“Lasers in the Undergraduate Laboratory: Precision Measurement for the Masses,” talk at APS March Meeting (slides) March 16, 2010.

“Communicating Science in the 21st Century,” panel discussion at the Quantum to Cosmos festival. (Video) October 24, 2009 at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario.

Technical Lectures

“High Precision, Not High Energy: Using Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics to Look Beyond the Standard Model,” Nordita Science Writers Workshop. (Video and slides) August 28, 2014, Stockholm, Sweden.

“What’s So Interesting About AMO Physics?,” American Physical Society Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP) Meeting, Atlanta, GA, June 2011.

“Counting Atoms for Astrophysics: Atom Traps, Neutrino Detectors, and Radioactive Background Measurements,” Southern Connecticut State University Physics Colloquium, New Haven, CT, April 2011.