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The Coolest Physics You've Ever Heard Of @ Scientific American Opinion Blog

It's not obvious, but much of our tech—like fast computers and MRIs—rely on scientists’ understanding of quantum physics. How do scientists learn about some of the tiniest objects in the universe? One way involves making atoms 'ultracold.'

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The International Space Station creates bigger, colder states of matter than are possible on Earth @ Massive Science

Since the summer of 2018, scientists have been able to engineer ultracold quantum atomic systems onboard the International Space Station. Turns out, space makes quantum mechanics even cooler.

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Creativity and authenticity are key ingredients for successful student-led DEI advocacy @ Science on a Postcard

A reflection on my experiences with student advocacy and organizing in graduate school - including everything from presenting at conferences, to bringing cake to advocacy groups to break the ice. Here, I am to offer insight into ensuring the student advocacy is sustainable.

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Quantum Physics is Easier to Understand as an Adventure @ Lifeology Blog

I read parts of Dante’s Inferno in high school, I have seen bits and pieces of the Nutcracker during most holiday seasons, and I spent a lot of time reading quantum mechanics textbooks throughout my education. Before the spring of 2018, I never thought that those three things could be combined. Yet, I spent most of that February and March thinking exactly about this unlikely combination! 

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I'm Losing Count @ The Xylom

Croatian in the Midwest. Theoretical physicists. Vegan. What did I learn about culture and connection from the unlikely intersection of the three?

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Ultracold @ Substack

Bi-weekly newsletter consisting of a personal essay or lyrical writing and poetry, reflection on my scholastic learning, media consumptions and food musings. An exercise in non-fiction and analytical writing, keeping honest and practicing courageous vulnerability and shameless authenticity. 

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I am a non-fiction and non-science writer. Additionally, I have co-written eight scientific articles for peer reviewed journals. I am proficient in both technical and lyrical writing and always looking to expand my skill set. Some of my recent writing is featured in the side-bar and you can hear from me regularly through my newsletter.

 

Latest letters include reflections on diversity and inclusion in food media, allyship in the wake of George Floyd's murder and remote teaching during the pandemic. 

 

Currently, I am interested in expanding my portfolio as a science communicator. Did we cross paths at ComSciCon-AIP or Science Talk '20? Let's reconnect!

Watch me talk science communication, physics work in the age of COVID-19 and attending a virtual conference on a Scientificanada show Random Walk with fellow physicist Adam Fortais.

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