Born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1956, Richard Phillips graduated from West Point in 1979, trained as an Army Ranger and served for several years as an officer in the United States Army. In 1989, he graduated with a Master of Science degree in Physics from the Naval Post Graduate School, completing his thesis work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He then spent three years as a Research Associate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, before completing his tour of duty as an Army Officer. He now lives in Phoenix, with his lovely wife, Carol, and can often be found visiting with fans and customers at Carol's restaurant, the AZ Bread Co. Café.
Bestselling novelist Richard Phillips discussed some of the startling technologies he (may have) glimpsed while working as a physicist at the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. In the first hour, science writer Carl Zimmer provided an update on what could be a global bedbug epidemic. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett