Category Archives: lab lit

Stars, Leaves, and speculations about Dark Matter

“Topmost branches stretched in all directions, arched over the road, merging into a lush green canopy, dappled with yellow, saffron and vermillion. Bright-blue patches of sky peeked through the dome. A kingdom to itself, Danielle thought. Each tree was a … Continue reading

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Initial Conditions in the library

Initial Conditions finds a place on the library shelf. Thanks to Princeton Public Library!

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Firebird – a thriller with high stakes and realistic physics

One of my intents was to write a story in which the science was essential; another was for it to be entertaining. Tony Rothman, (From the Author). Firebird is a mythological bird from the Slavic folklore. Sometimes it is large, … Continue reading

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Guest post: Using fiction to explore realities for women in STEM

Originally posted on Tenure, She Wrote:
Today’s guest post is by blogger T.K. Flor, who has a PhD in physics. Ten years ago, Lawrence H. Summers, then president of Harvard University, sparked a controversy by attributing some of the under-representation…

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The Hungry Boson

So, what is the Hungry Boson? Join Danielle, the protagonist of Initial Conditions, as she finds out.     The buildings facing Stateside Street were law firms and real estate offices, boutiques and an upscale barbershop. Parched and annoyed at not being … Continue reading

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From outer space to a book cover

   “But you are resolved to pursue it right now. Are you ready to gamble on your career, going boldly where no one else cared to go before?” “You paraphrased the wrong movie. I’m neither the first nor the only one … Continue reading

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Science in Fiction

“Remember that you are writing a novel, not a research paper. The story always comes first.” On writing, by Stephen King Okay, the story comes first, but let’s assume that adding some science to the plot can benefit the story. … Continue reading

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