Jennifer Ouellette is a recovering English major who stumbled into science writing quite by accident as a struggling freelance writer in New York City. She is the author of Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales From the Annals of Physics and The Physics of the Buffyverse. She is associate editor of APS News, the monthly publication of The American Physical Society; and writes for the American Institute of Physics TV project, Discoveries and Breakthroughs in Science, as well as its Inside Science News Service. Jennifer is equally adept at writing about science in the popular press, most notably for Discover, Salon, and New Scientist. She has written about such varied topics as the acoustics of Mayan pyramids and New York City subways; fractal patterns in the paintings of Jackson Pollock; the science behind architectural arches; and the precarious pitfalls of pseudoscience. A strong advocate of public outreach and education in the sciences and critical thinking in general, Jennifer presides over the popular general science blog, Cocktail Party Physics.
Science writer and author Jennifer Ouelette joined Art for a discussion on a variety of advanced physics topics, including multiverse models, wormholes, the Big Bang, particle accelerators, mini-black holes and quantum mechanics.