Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2021
Monday–Friday, March 15–19, 2021; Virtual; Time Zone: Central Daylight Time, USA
Session S62: Physics for Everyone
11:30 AM–2:30 PM,
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Sponsoring Unit: DMP
Chair: Vivien Zapf, Los Alamos Natl Lab
Abstract: S62.00005 : Bringing Science to the Public Using Popular Culture
1:54 PM–2:30 PM
In our modern age when many of the key issues have an underlying science component, it is critical that the general public become more comfortable with science. This talk describes the use of popular culture as a way to bring scientific ideas to life. This talk will showcase how science can be stealthily encased in a historical context in stories about inventions. Using the book called “The Alchemy of Us” as a model, this talk will show how concepts of physics, materials science, and electrical engineering can be displayed in an engaging way for a general readership. Overall, this presentation makes a case for scientists to instill a new habit of sharing their knowledge with the public by connecting on a human level.
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