Moi et Charlie

Moi et Charlie

Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of French Muslims, Jews, Christians, atheists and supporters from around the world amassed in the streets of Paris, marching together in the name of freedom. I know those streets and I am marching with them. When I was very young,...
On Top of Genetics

On Top of Genetics

There is a rumor out there that scientists don’t communicate well with the public.  This may be partially true.  In my opinion, we communicate very little with the public.   We spend a lot of time communicating with each other—scientists write and review grant...
Wavelengths

Wavelengths

It happened again yesterday. This time I wandered into one of those small conversations in the theater lobby at intermission.  “I was fine until trigonometry,” B was saying.  “Everything made sense up to that point, and then I just didn’t get it.”  M turned to me and...