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Episode 28 - Who watches the Watchmen? Scientists Do!


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Jennifer Ouellette

Our guest this week is Jennifer Ouellette, director of the Science and Entertainment Exchange.  The Exchange provides entertainment industry professionals with access to top scientists and engineers to help bring the reality of cutting-edge science to creative and engaging storylines.

Jennifer talks to us about her work with the Exchange, in how scientists advise pop culture - including movies like The Watchmen, and TV shows such as Fringe and The Big Bang Theory.

About Jennifer Ouellette

In addition her work with the Science and Entertainment Exchange, Jennifer is the author of Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics and The Physics of the Buffyverse.  Her work has also appeared in New Scientist, Discover, Salon, Symmetry, and Physics World, among other publications.

Science is not something only smart nerdy people do. It’s central to all our lives, and it’s all around us, all the time. Reveling in one’s ignorance of this fact is just — well, kinda sad. (from “
Shame on Gawker
” post)

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Advising Science in ‘Watchmen’

Direct download: LOL28.mp3

 

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